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Developing A Technological Garment To Aid Those With Anxiety Disorder, Katherine N. Boedecker Nov 2017

Developing A Technological Garment To Aid Those With Anxiety Disorder, Katherine N. Boedecker

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

The purpose of this research was to develop a technological garment for patients in behavioral health hospitals with anxiety disorder.


Biochar Derived From Cotton Fiber Feedstock: Characterization Of Material And Potential For Adsorptive Capacity, Lucas Marshall, William Wei, Megan Fuller Apr 2017

Biochar Derived From Cotton Fiber Feedstock: Characterization Of Material And Potential For Adsorptive Capacity, Lucas Marshall, William Wei, Megan Fuller

CSHLA Scholar Day

Introduction

Anthropogenic contaminants in surface waters have increased in complexity as the use of chemicals in all sectors of society has grown [1]. Water scarcity and quality issues will require robust, low-cost, and sustainable solutions.

Biochars are particularly compelling as adsorptive solids because they repurpose wastes [2, 3] from other industries and are often carbon neutral, if not carbon negative. Cotton is the most common cellulosic fiber on the global fiber market, and as such, a significant contributor to municipal waste streams [4]. This research investigates the use of undyed, unbleached, 100% cotton muslin fabric as the fuel for making ...


Interlaced Origin, Nneka Scruggs Apr 2017

Interlaced Origin, Nneka Scruggs

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Female Power, Giovanna Marie Veltre Apr 2017

Female Power, Giovanna Marie Veltre

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


A Needs Assessment For An Apparel Augmented Reality Application, Fatma Baytar, Te-Lin Chung Jan 2017

A Needs Assessment For An Apparel Augmented Reality Application, Fatma Baytar, Te-Lin Chung

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive technology that integrates computer-generated sensory information to a physical environment in real time (Lee, 2012). Major apparel retailers continually test AR's potential for in-store shopping (Davies, 2015). Since designing such technology requires large amount of investment; developers need to create better fitting applications. Therefore, the purpose of our study was to understand how consumers would use an AR application to make decisions, and their preferences concerning the usability of the AR. We interviewed with 17 female and three male participants. Qualitative data themes were grouped around Usability ,Usefulness, Garment attributes, and Psychological reactions ...


Predicting Consumers' Apparel Purchase Decisions From Brain Activity Patterns, Tun-Min (Catherine) Jai Jan 2017

Predicting Consumers' Apparel Purchase Decisions From Brain Activity Patterns, Tun-Min (Catherine) Jai

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Often times, apparel purchase involves evaluating the tradeoff between the pleasure of acquiring a preferred product and the pain of paying money for it. The actions driven by the valence from the tradeoff can trigger two types of behaviors: buy (approach) and not buy (avoidance). The present results suggest that apparel purchase decisions can be predicted with high accuracy using brain activity patterns arising during the product evaluation process. There is a lack of studies aimed at predicting consumers' purchase decisions conducted in apparel shopping context, in which, haptic information is an important element for decision making. Remarkably, the most ...


Women's Motivations To Sew Clothing For Themselves, Addie Martindale, Ellen Mckinney Jan 2017

Women's Motivations To Sew Clothing For Themselves, Addie Martindale, Ellen Mckinney

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Participation in home sewing sewing is undergoing a resurgence in participation with a growing number of women choosing to sew their garments instead of buying readily available fast fashion. The purpose of this grounded theory study was to understand the current motivations of an ethnically diverse sample of women who sew garments for themselves. The in-depth interview data from 15 interviews revealed personal fulfillment to be the overarching reason for their sewing participation. Personal fulfillment was achieved through investment, control, and empowerment that provided the women with accomplishment, a creative outlet, and stress relief. Theoretical perspectives of prosumerism, craft consumer ...


Plausible Vs. Implausible Tensile Price Claim: Selective Accessibility Model Approach, Jung Eun Lee Jan 2017

Plausible Vs. Implausible Tensile Price Claim: Selective Accessibility Model Approach, Jung Eun Lee

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Given three types of tensile price claims (TPCs; Save 30% or more, Save up to Y%, and Save 30-Y%), when Y is a plausible discount (60%), the results showed that max expected price discount (EPD) was lower and perceived savings and price fairness were higher for the TPC stating a min savings than one that states a max or a range of savings. In contrast, when the Y% is implausible (90%), the consumers' EPD was not adjusted depending on the TPC, resulting in no difference in perceptions of price discount across the different types of TPCs. If high and plausible ...


Effect Of Humanlikeness On Satisfaction With The Recommender System: Expectancy-Disconfirmation Model Perspective, Claire Haesung Whang, Hyunjoo Im Jan 2017

Effect Of Humanlikeness On Satisfaction With The Recommender System: Expectancy-Disconfirmation Model Perspective, Claire Haesung Whang, Hyunjoo Im

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Recommender system is a service agent that provides personalized recommendations based on customers' past behavioral data and general product information. This agent takes the role of salesperson in online shopping by providing necessary information to assist customers to fulfill their shopping goal. As salesperson's advice and assistance is important for customers' satisfaction, how much recommender system is perceived as a human (like a salesperson) was expected to be an important predictor of satisfaction. Using expectancy-disconfirmation theory, this study was designed to investigate the relationships between consumers' personality traits, their perception of humanlikeness of RS, and cognitive and affective satisfaction ...


The Future Of Luxury, Jana Marie Hawley, Nancy Cassill, Kristie Mcgowan Jan 2017

The Future Of Luxury, Jana Marie Hawley, Nancy Cassill, Kristie Mcgowan

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Seminar Session to Critically Think about the Future of the Luxury Industry


Inter-Generational Mentorship Workshop, Jung Eun Ha-Brookshire, Nancy Rudd, Kristen Morris, Tameka Ellington, Lynn Boorady Jan 2017

Inter-Generational Mentorship Workshop, Jung Eun Ha-Brookshire, Nancy Rudd, Kristen Morris, Tameka Ellington, Lynn Boorady

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Overall, over 35 people participated in the workshop and we had inspiring conversations while learning about different phases of academic careers. Several members commented after the workshop that we need more conversations or opportunities like this. And, the majority of the participants, a total of 27, stated that they want to be mentors for others based on the experiences we had during the 2017 workshop. To respond to such requests, our group proposed (a) to write a newsletter with the summary of the 2017 workshop discussion over the 2018 calendar year to further disseminate our conversations with the rest of ...


The Role Of Regulatory Focus And Fit In Attribute-Based Evaluation Of Apparel Products, Jonghan Hyun Jan 2017

The Role Of Regulatory Focus And Fit In Attribute-Based Evaluation Of Apparel Products, Jonghan Hyun

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of regulatory focus and fit in evaluation of apparel products bearing certain attributes. Our findings suggest that promotion-focused consumers attach more value to apparel products bearing attractive attributes, whereas prevention-focused consumers attach more value to apparel products bearing must-be attributes.


Make Or Buy? The Development Of A Consumer Decision Process Model For Home Sewers, Addie Martindale, Ellen Mckinney Jan 2017

Make Or Buy? The Development Of A Consumer Decision Process Model For Home Sewers, Addie Martindale, Ellen Mckinney

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

A growing interest in women sewing clothing for themselves provides a unique opportunity to understanding home sewer's evaluation of alternatives to sew or buy to fulfill perceived clothing needs. Academic research has yet to explore the consumption process undergone when purchasing materials to sew clothing. The Consumer Decision Process by Engel, Blackwell, & Minard (1995) was used as the foundation to develop a home sewer's clothing consumer decision process model. The newly developed model includes factors that are not considered in the traditional model: time, skills, cost, and product availability. It also depicts the two stages of consumption and ...


Scottish Kiltmaking: Knowledge, Practice, And Potential For Protected Geographic Indication, David Loranger Jan 2017

Scottish Kiltmaking: Knowledge, Practice, And Potential For Protected Geographic Indication, David Loranger

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The Scottish kilt is one of the world's most renowned cultural garments, and the Highland Dress industry contributes £350 million annually to the Scottish apparel industry ("Licensed to Kilt," 2009). However, outsourcing and deceptive marketing tactics have negatively impacted the kiltmaking industry (XXX, 2014). The purpose of this dissertation study was to investigate Scottish kiltmakers' knowledge and experiences as a basis for industry protection. A qualitative, phenomenological method employed interviews, observations, video and artifact analysis, and prototyping to understand participant's (n=17) experiences with learning and practicing kiltmaking. Findings indicated that: (a) kiltmakers' experience life-long learning through ...


Fashion And Anti-Fashion Among Holdeman Mennonite Women, Linda Arthur Bradley Jan 2017

Fashion And Anti-Fashion Among Holdeman Mennonite Women, Linda Arthur Bradley

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Since their origin in the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, most Mennonite sects historically favored plain dress as a form of anti-fashion (Gingerich, 1966; Scott, 1986, Graybill, 2002), although that is less important for the more liberal Mennonite groups today. It is still vitally important to the Holdeman Mennonites, who are among the most conservative of the Mennonite groups. Formally known as the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (CGCM), this Mennonite sect originated in 1859 when John Holdeman and his followers broke off from the Old Order Mennonites who they felt had strayed from the right path. They ...


Cultural Influences On Clothing Preferences Among African Immigrant Women In The Us, Jane Andayi Opiri, Laurel Romeo Jan 2017

Cultural Influences On Clothing Preferences Among African Immigrant Women In The Us, Jane Andayi Opiri, Laurel Romeo

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

African immigrants are a major growing consumer market that retailers cannot ignore. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of culture on the clothing preferences of African immigrant women in the US. Berry's (1997) Acculturation framework was used for this study. A purposive sample of African immigrant women, participated in this study. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, ANOVA and Chi Square. Results revealed that there is a relationship between the length of stay in the US with religious value, price value, social value, and preference for clothing style. In addition, the women would not buy ...


Millennial Men's Shopping Orientation For Apparel: Comparison Of Korean And American Consumers, Siwon Cho Jan 2017

Millennial Men's Shopping Orientation For Apparel: Comparison Of Korean And American Consumers, Siwon Cho

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of the study was (1) to determine the important shopping orientations of millennial men in apparel purchase; (2) to examine differences in shopping orientations between Korean and American millennial men. Results indicate that quality is the most important shopping orientation among millennial men regardless of culture. American respondents showed higher mean scores than Korean respondents in other shopping orientations. The second most important shopping orientation was convenience among American respondents, while it was brand-consciousness among Korean respondents. Fashion-consciousness was an important shopping orientation for both respondents, but recreation was the lowest scored shopping orientation. Discussion and practical implications ...


Exploring Sociology Of Consumption Of Wedding Dress Rentals In Thailand, Sasikarn Chatvijit Cook, Seoha Min Jan 2017

Exploring Sociology Of Consumption Of Wedding Dress Rentals In Thailand, Sasikarn Chatvijit Cook, Seoha Min

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This study employed in-depth interview and observation methods to gain Thai consumers' subjective experiences and an understanding about factors affecting renting decision processes in the wedding dress rental context. Findings demonstrate that Thai consumers' five-step decision making process in renting is influenced by sociology of consumption (i.e., cultural values, institution, and norms imposed by institutions) that consumers acknowledge and comply. Shared beliefs in Thai culture affect individuals' actions or use of resources to achieve their goals. This study significantly contributes to the body of literature in product renting decision-making process and extends these findings to include renting decision by ...


An Empirical Study On Chinese Adolescents' Fashion Involvement, Jin Su, Xiao Tong Jan 2017

An Empirical Study On Chinese Adolescents' Fashion Involvement, Jin Su, Xiao Tong

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The research fills the literature gap by utilizing the theories of consumer socialization, the theory of the "extended self" and fashion clothing perspectives in the context of China's adolescents.


Bring The Real-World Digital Marketing Experience To Classroom: Google Online Marketing Challenge, Tun-Min (Catherine) Jai Jan 2017

Bring The Real-World Digital Marketing Experience To Classroom: Google Online Marketing Challenge, Tun-Min (Catherine) Jai

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Experiential learning is a process of learning through experience and reflection. It is different from the traditional didactic learning, in which students read or are told about others' experiences of the subject. In many university classrooms, faculty members have incorporated hands-on projects to stimulate learning experience. However, experience doesn't always lead to experiential learning. A well-designed experiential learning can produce benefits such as 1) enhancing deep learning, 2) ensuring engagement, and 3) developing employable skills. The students who enrolled in an advanced e-Commerce course participated in the Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC), in which each team used $250 provided ...


Reviving The Development Of Hypermedia Resources For Historic Dress Courses, Samantha White, Genna Reeves-Dearmond Jan 2017

Reviving The Development Of Hypermedia Resources For Historic Dress Courses, Samantha White, Genna Reeves-Dearmond

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this paper is to revive the dormant discussion about hypermedia resources for historic dress courses. We argue that hypermedia resources, and image-based resources in particular, should be developed and utilized by instructors to assist students in mastering content. A website containing historic dress hypermedia resources was developed by the authors because it is important to begin the revival. Forty-two students in the Fall 2016 historic dress course at a Midwestern university had the opportunity to use the hypermedia resource and provide qualitative feedback. Initial review of the data has indicated that students found the website and the ...


That's A Wicked Looking Tater: An Interdisciplinary Approach To Solving 'Wicked' Agricultural Issues Using Fashion Product Development., Charles Freeman, Stephen Meyers, Eric Hill, Laura Downey Jan 2017

That's A Wicked Looking Tater: An Interdisciplinary Approach To Solving 'Wicked' Agricultural Issues Using Fashion Product Development., Charles Freeman, Stephen Meyers, Eric Hill, Laura Downey

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The Sweet Potato Innovation Challenge (SPIC) is a USDA funded project that combines Extension outreach, teaching, and research to find tangible solutions to a wicked problem directly affecting agriculture producers. As part of the campus-wide innovation challenge, a course offered in fashion product development focused on learning and applying various design processes to create an innovative solution to the cull sweet potato issue.


Student Identification Of Societal And Fashion Trends Through Blogs, Jennifer Jorgensen Jan 2017

Student Identification Of Societal And Fashion Trends Through Blogs, Jennifer Jorgensen

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Students in a senior-level capstone course analyzed the influence that bloggers have on societal and fashion trends. The Blog Analysis for Underlying Trends assignment had two main objectives, which were to 1) use critical thinking skills to create relevant relationships between popular blog content and societal trends, and 2) to use problem-solving skills to consider the authenticity of blog content. Based on open-ended responses from students over two course offerings, two themes emerged, which were Be Cautious of Sponsored Posts and Blogger Relevance in Societal Trends. Students were surprised to determine that bloggers have an influence over societal and fashion ...


Learning Styles Of Students Enrolled In Fashion Classes: Academic Level, Geographic Region, And Major, Harrison Qiu, Diana Saiki, Alyssa Dana Adomaitis Jan 2017

Learning Styles Of Students Enrolled In Fashion Classes: Academic Level, Geographic Region, And Major, Harrison Qiu, Diana Saiki, Alyssa Dana Adomaitis

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Learning styles are important for instructors to understand to enhance student learning. The purpose of this research was to examine learning styles among undergraduate students enrolled in fashion classes. The research questions were; Among students enrolled in fashion classes how do VARK (Visual, Aural, Reading/Writing, and Kinesthetics) scores vary by: 1) region (Midwest, Northeast)? 2) level in school (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior)? and 3) major (Apparel Design, Fashion Merchandising, Double Major, and Fashion Minor)? The results demonstrated students enrolled in fashion courses were kinesthetic in learning style. Region influenced learning style and students earning a fashion minor had low ...


Sharing Strategies Of Teaching An Introductory Textile Course, Jessie Chen-Yu Jan 2017

Sharing Strategies Of Teaching An Introductory Textile Course, Jessie Chen-Yu

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this abstract is to share some of the strategies that I use in teaching the lecture part of the introductory textile course and to offer some teaching tactics for colleagues in ITAA who also teach this course. I share my experiences in five areas: (a) determine the proper amount of course contents and amount of information in each exam; (b) develop an organized class-note package with filling-the-blank spaces; (c) utilize visual aids; (d) provide an in-class group assignment for extra credits; (e) improve an academic course is a continuous process.


Consumers' Negative Electronic Word Of Mouth: Non-Complainers, Bad-Mouthers, Dissatisfied Complainers, And Satisfied Complainers, Sanga Song, Hyunjoo Im Jan 2017

Consumers' Negative Electronic Word Of Mouth: Non-Complainers, Bad-Mouthers, Dissatisfied Complainers, And Satisfied Complainers, Sanga Song, Hyunjoo Im

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Current literature on negative electronic word of mouth (e-WOM) points out that spreading a dissatisfying purchase experience on the Internet is a public action, and it can occur without redress-seeking. Some consumers immediately turn to retailers' websites or review websites to post negative reviews without contacting the retailer to seek remedies, redress or restitution. However, it is necessary to encourage consumers to seek redress so that the retailers receive opportunities to address and solve the issues. Therefore, the purpose of the study is to identify factors influencing customers' redress-seeking and negative e-WOM behaviors. This study identified four types of dissatisfied ...


Rethinking Soft Goods Design Education, Susan L. Sokolowski Jan 2017

Rethinking Soft Goods Design Education, Susan L. Sokolowski

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

According to Merriam-Webster (2017), soft goods are items that are not durable, ones made of textile products. For most of us, when we think of soft goods, we think of sewn items like apparel. In the past, professors relied on students learning basic soft goods/sewing skills from their parents, in home economics classes or through clubs like 4H. From there, those basic skills were enhanced during the students' university design educational experience. However, today's university students are entering without any skills, due to the decline of learning opportunities. Students have no fundamental context regarding soft goods. They do ...


A Comparison Between Consumer And Industry Perspectives On Sustainable Practices Throughout The Apparel Product Lifecycle, Xingqiu Lou, Huantian Cao Jan 2017

A Comparison Between Consumer And Industry Perspectives On Sustainable Practices Throughout The Apparel Product Lifecycle, Xingqiu Lou, Huantian Cao

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The apparel and textile industry creates significant environmental impacts in product lifecycle. Companies use tools such as Higg Index to measure sustainable performance in different stages of product lifecycle. The purpose of this study was to investigate consumer preference of apparel industry's sustainable practices throughout product lifecycle and whether consumers were willing to pay a premium for these practices. The Brand Environmental Module of Higg Index was used as the benchmark of industry's perspective and an online survey was used to collect consumers' purchase preferences. It was found that apparel industry and consumers have different perspectives on the ...


Country-Of-Origin Effects In Celebrity Endorsements In The China's Sportswear Market, Xiao Tong, Jin Su, Zhen Hu Jan 2017

Country-Of-Origin Effects In Celebrity Endorsements In The China's Sportswear Market, Xiao Tong, Jin Su, Zhen Hu

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This study aims to investigate the impact of brand's COO and spokesperson's nationality on consumers' attitudes and purchase intention in the Chinese sportswear market.


Engaging Students To Create A Mural Inspired By A Museum Visit: A Creative Approach To Teach Textiles, Milan Shahani, Mittu Gupta Jan 2017

Engaging Students To Create A Mural Inspired By A Museum Visit: A Creative Approach To Teach Textiles, Milan Shahani, Mittu Gupta

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this study was to include field visits to the museum to enhance the student learning process and to involve them in an enriching experience beyond the classroom. The project had evolved from an inspiration of the artist's work. Students were asked to create a mural on canvas inspired by the artist. The project reinforced their concepts on textiles. As fashion students studying textiles this also provided a platform to showcase their creativity.