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The Evolution Of Styletribes: A Netnographic Analysis, Jessica Strubel, Sanjukta Pookulangara Jan 2013

The Evolution Of Styletribes: A Netnographic Analysis, Jessica Strubel, Sanjukta Pookulangara

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Today’s technology enables consumers to trade millions of dollars, conduct online banking, access entertainment, and do countless other activities at the click of a button. Online social networks (SNS) have become a cultural phenomenon that allows for individualistic consumerism.


Comparing Shopping Channel Preferences: Hispanic And Caucasian Consumers, Arlesa Shephard, Sanjukta Pookulangara, Tammy Kinley, Bharath Josiam Jan 2013

Comparing Shopping Channel Preferences: Hispanic And Caucasian Consumers, Arlesa Shephard, Sanjukta Pookulangara, Tammy Kinley, Bharath Josiam

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The Hispanic consumer has become increasingly important with a purchasing power of over $1 trillion (Fahmy, 2010). Additionally, Hispanic consumers are continuing to show this buying power online and most recently it has been through their presence on social media. Despite the mounting evidence of Hispanics’ growing impact and influence on the retail market both traditional and non-traditional, research has lagged behind, and little has been done to investigate this group in terms of their multi-channel shopping behaviors. This research seeks to examine the influence of fashion involvement, fashion consciousness, and shopping enjoyment on Caucasian and Hispanic consumers’ selection of ...


Rites Of Passage: Debutante Balls In Filipino-American Culture, Jung Mee Mun, Kim K. P. Johnson Jan 2013

Rites Of Passage: Debutante Balls In Filipino-American Culture, Jung Mee Mun, Kim K. P. Johnson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The debutante ball is a traditional Western ritual often designed to celebrate young women’s transition from childhood to adulthood. The word debut (i.e., to enter into society) comes from French language but came into use by the English during the reign of King George the 3rd (1760- 1820). From 1837 on, the young women were referred to as debutantes later shortened to debs (Haynes, 2005).


Korean Immigrants And Their Aesthetic Perspectives On Appearance, Saet Byul Park, Marilyn Delong Jan 2013

Korean Immigrants And Their Aesthetic Perspectives On Appearance, Saet Byul Park, Marilyn Delong

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Beginning in the late 1960s, mass immigration has increased the diversity of ethnic groups in American society (Alba & Nee, 2003). As the geography of U.S. immigrant population has shifted from Europe to Asia, Africa, and Latin America, a more favorable environment has been provided for nonwhite immigrants than in the past (Alba & Nee, 2003). Current immigrants think that cultural differences in society are valuable and express interest in maintaining their own cultural origins and cultural objects. Different values and views co-exist in contemporary American society.


The Effect Of Knowledge On Decision-Making In The Context Of Organic Cotton Clothing, Keunyoung Oh, Liza Abraham Jan 2013

The Effect Of Knowledge On Decision-Making In The Context Of Organic Cotton Clothing, Keunyoung Oh, Liza Abraham

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The effect of consumer knowledge on decision-making has been studied in several ways (Alba & Hutchinson, 1987; Bellman & Park, 1980; Brucks, 1985; Hoch & Deighton, 1989; Lee & Lee, 2009). Consumers constantly gather information and store it in memory as knowledge, use this knowledge in evaluating and choosing products (Murray & Schlacter, 1990). Consumer knowledge may influence how consumers process product information provided by apparel manufacturers on hang tags and product labels and what products they buy. Labels and hang tags for apparel products were found to provide consumers with useful information on decision making (Chowdhary, 2003).


A Cape Covered In Wealth: Interpreting Colonial Encounter In Museum Collections, Denise Nicole Green Jan 2013

A Cape Covered In Wealth: Interpreting Colonial Encounter In Museum Collections, Denise Nicole Green

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Museum collections sometimes present researchers with unanticipated objects; however, through careful research, close material examination, and an understanding of cultural-historical context, these material outliers may prove revealing. This paper examines one such anomaly: a Nuu-chah-nulth (NCN) First Nations’ dentalium-covered plaited cedar bark cape trimmed with mountain goat wool. Through ethnological contextualization, followed by analysis of the cape’s material, manufacture, and provenance, I use the cape to interpret power relations, colonial encounter, and NCN social organization at the turn of the century.


The Art And Bohemian Character Of Ethel Wallace, Michael Mamp, Mary Lynn Damhorst Jan 2013

The Art And Bohemian Character Of Ethel Wallace, Michael Mamp, Mary Lynn Damhorst

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Ethel Wallace was a painter and textile artist who gained great prominence in the early part of the 20th century. Wallace’s work was exhibited in Paris, London, New York, and Philadelphia. Her textiles were featured by Macy’s department store and published in Vogue. Ms. Wallace’s social circle included Paul Poiret, Gertrude Whitney and opera singer Eva Gauthier. Yet, by her death, Wallace and her work had fallen from the public eye. Despite her artistic achievements and innovation of technique, her story has been written out of the history books.


An Examination Of Male Consumers’ Attitude Toward Using Fit Mass-Customizationand Intention Of Buying Fit Mass-Customized Apparel, Jung-Ha Yang, Jessie Chen-Yu Jan 2013

An Examination Of Male Consumers’ Attitude Toward Using Fit Mass-Customizationand Intention Of Buying Fit Mass-Customized Apparel, Jung-Ha Yang, Jessie Chen-Yu

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purposes of the current study are (a) to develop a framework to examine the factors that influence consumer attitude toward using fit MC and intention of buying fit masscustomized apparel, and (b) to identify the characteristics of male consumers who have a greater intention of buying fit mass-customized apparel. Based on the purposes of the study, a conceptual model was developed through the integration of the Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen, 1991), Technology Acceptance Model (Davis, 1989), and previous propositions and study findings, and was used as the framework of the research.


The Re-Design And Evaluation Of The Patient Gown For An Integrated Healthcare Organization, Linsey Gordon, Lucy Dunne Jan 2013

The Re-Design And Evaluation Of The Patient Gown For An Integrated Healthcare Organization, Linsey Gordon, Lucy Dunne

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In 2009, the Center for Disease Control reported that 36.1 million people were discharged from inpatient hospital care, there were 48.0 million surgical procedures performed, 96.1 million people visited the hospital or clinic for an outpatient appointment, and 136.1 million people visited the emergency room. One thing that many of these individuals had in common was that they had to wear a patient hospital gown. The purpose of this study was to test the current hospital gown against a redesigned patient gown for improvements in modesty, ease-of-use and esteem within an integrated healthcare organization located in ...