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The FIBER online journal. Developed by researchers at the University of Delaware, FIBER stands for the "Fashion International Business Education Response" project. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The FIBER journal's mission is to showcase fashion and apparel markets around the globe, share the insights of leaders in the industry and the latest academic research on critical issues, highlight opportunities for further education, and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, connecting members of our community around the globe.
The FIBER (Fashion International Business Education Response) project is an outreach initiative led by the University of Delaware and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Their mission is to showcase fashion and apparel markets around the world, share the insights of leaders in the industry and the latest academic research on critical issues, highlight opportunities for further education, and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, connecting members of our community around the globe. Their premier issue highlighted Guatemala and features a Q&A with Carla Caballeros, manager of VESTEX, the country's apparel and textile industry commission. Bob Zane, chairman of the United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (USA-ITA), offers his views on apparel sourcing. You'll also find research on the barriers to international trade for small businesses, Nike's and Eddie Bauer's programs on social responsibility, a variety of educational resources, and "Threads," where they invite you to share your industry experiences and tips.
That first issue is only the first step in what we are sure will prove to be a wonderful resource for the textile and apparel industries.
You can visit the Fiber Online Journal at http://www.udel.edu/fiber/
Also, you can check out the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware.
Here are a few examples of what the Fiber Journal is up to:
Creating A Green Label
Fair Trade in the Global Apparel Industry
University of Delaware Fiber Online Journal July 2009 Focus on India
Fashion and Textiles
Environmental Sustainability in Apparel Industry : Fibercasts
Fiber Journal Focuses on China's Apparel Industry
FIBERcast Social Responsibility in Apparel Industry Broadcast
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