Going Global: The Textile and Apparel Industry 2nd edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: FAIRCHILD BOOKS

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The production and distribution of textile and apparel products is a truly global industry, making it crucial to be aware of the most current political, social, and economic developments within the international marketplace. The second edition of Going Global expands and updates discussion of ethics and social responsibility, trade agreements, and the role of China and other emerging countries in the international apparel industry, as well as featuring new case studies. Without overwhelming students with data that may become quickly outdated, this text exposes them to the language and basic concepts of the global textile and apparel trade. New to this edition: - Updated information throughout, including more cultural information about the countries covered while maintaining 12 chapter organisation - Additional specific information about sourcing - Global Lexicon defining important terms - Learning Activities throughout - Updated case studies - Expanded and updated content regarding consumption and counterfeiting Instructor's Resources: - Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text -- in the classroom - PowerPointŪ Presentation provides a framework for classroom lectures and discussions for each chapter; compatible with PC and Mac platforms

Author Biography

Grace I. Kunz is Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University.
Myrna B. Garner is Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University.

Table of Contents

Embarking on a Global Adventure
Introduction to Globalisation
Textile and Apparel Supply Matrix
Consumption and Well-Being
Developing Sustainable Supply Chains

The Global Supply Chain
Global Sourcing
Trade Barriers and Regulation
Illegal and Unethical Trade Activity
Politics and Political Positioning

Trading Partners
Europe and the European Union
The Americas and the Caribbean Basin
Asia and Oceania
The Middle East and Africa

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