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Lecture 6

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FSN Week 6 Fibers and Fabrics + Business of Fashion SIFE presentation Questions about the Research Project - 3 evaluation sheets - wear a Halloween costume th - shoe parade on November 6  fashion terms not a written source  generational marketing baby boomers  tons written, theme  book on something  textbook not written source (definitions etc)  do not list sleeves, etc  do not stop and start a new page, even if title is at the bottom of the page appendix A figure 1-3)  inspiration board  us as author written about, cited in the paper any other source, store eg, read on blog eg  embedded in the paper alphabetized is only for in paper citing ppendix is by figure number quote only if necessary (Appendix A, Figure 1) **** for written sources don't put evaluation in duotang present it beautifully (get printed) just citing, not refercing as well Fibers and Fabrics - designers have typically chosen fabrics based on color and texture - there are many types of fibers to be considered - retailers often organize by color Fiber Choice 1: Natural - Cotton, linen, wool, silk (at least 50% cotton or linen for dress) - Thought to be pure, used for high-end garment - Consistent and predictable quantities produced due to chemical fertilizers and pesticides - Weather plays a part in how cotton is produced etc Fiber Choice 2: Organic Natural” - soil must be certified organic - cost, time and availability limit usage - cotton is only fiber currently meets USDA standards Fiber Choice 3: Chemical-Free - Cotton, linen, wool - Do fibers need to be held to the same organic standards as food? Is growing fibers without chemicals enough? - Not well marketed but exist Fiber Choice 4: Manufactured - viscose/lyocell rayons, polyester, nylon, acrylic, spandex (no stretch for dress) - focus moderate-priced markets, “imitation” (not “status”) fibers - lower priced, easy-care=high demand - some less available because of the toxic methods - some are reliant on oil supply Start me up - bring business idea to reality - training tracks  goal setting, social media, business plan writing, negotiation, - $25 000 prize - digital media zone - Hitsend inc rallies for change  start a petition online soapbox - Online a lot of things to help - Invite industry professionals - Urban revolution fashion  fashion students to showcase work - Entrepreneurs need to give back to Ryerson eg hire some Ryerson students - One of the biggest entrepreunial schools in the country - Mejuri – jewelry makers send in designs from all around the world and are voted on - SIFE exposed her to this stuff - lack of business education - started with Students in Free Eterprise - urban revolution on November 17  she created with friends  promote themselves more, beyond mass exodus; focus on sustainable materials, more socially responsible - focus on people planet and profit - lots of sources in Ryerson that can help you Professor Kelly - internships - 400 hours  preapproved before you start!!!! - Cant intern for other students - Not all emails internships can be approved - Goes on transcript last semester, last year - Need to tell inter person that they need to submit an evaluation  they aren’t always willing too - 100 hours of retails Hemp: Grows quickly, requires less water Mildew resistant and pests Almost like cotton; use to supplement or replace it Prohibited in US though fabrics and final products may be imported Ramie: Similar to flax (for linen) Very reistant to mildew Absorbent and dries quickly Often blended with cotton, or used as lower price “linen” Increase in production with finishing technique advances Jute Similar to Flax Resistant to mildew, insects Good strength fair abrasion resistance For now, mostly for accessories, furniture, packaging materials, ropes etc Easily Renewable: Corn Very resilient, absorbent, abra
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