MS in Fashion and Apparel Studies, with Thesis
How Joanna Griffiths is redefining the intimate apparel market
The apparel industry has become a major catalyst for economic growth and development for countries all over the world, particularly those of East Asia even though apparel manufacturing has always been a large contributor to industrial employment. The recently increased use of outsourcing has, for instance, ensured China the capability to be one of the leading suppliers of the world. The country is currently producing 50% of the world’s shoes using a $50,000-worker plant, claiming the world’s largest footwear production site today. Predicting the future of this industry is a tough feat, but in one’s analysis should include political influences, for example the EU directive on clothing recycling, technology and development, such as the introduction of new fabrics via primary industry resources, corporate social responsibility, and of course availability of labor as a resource.
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Washington State University offers a dynamic Master of Arts Program in Apparel, Merchandising, and Textiles that provides students with opportunities to pursue research through the completion of a thesis or project.