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Fashion and technology
Fashion and technology
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... Fashion and technology Introduction Advancements in technology have impacted many areas of the human sphere. This study seeks to explore examples of design that integrate fashion and technology. The study will also analyse the ways in which the designs can be understood in relation to new concepts of the body. In the discussion, the paper will draw upon ideas about the body-machine, the cyborg body, and fashion as the second body. Discussion In today’s modern world, technology is an indispensable tool that is heavily relied on by almost all fields. The clothing and fashion industries can be regarded as industries that heavily rely on advanced technology for most of their operations. Clothing is am...
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Bar Code Man
Bar Code Man
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... Bar Man A bar is a structure composed of bars and spaces of varying width which provides a means of expressionfor human-readable characters in a form readable by machines (Orth 2008). The black and white stripes are often seen on packages of snacks, foodstuff, and sundries stacked on supermarket shelves or convenience stores. This essay evaluates the history and significance of bar codes, besides it analyses “Bar Code Man.” The first patent for a bar code type product (US Parent #2,612,994) was issued to inventors Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver on 7 October 1952. The Woodland and Silver barcode can be described as the “bull’s eye” symbol made up of a series of concentric circles. Barcode was fir...
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Ethnographic Review
Ethnographic Review
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... The Zapotec Woman: Ethnographic Review Zapotec Woman is an ethnography done by Lynn Stephen. The ethnography explores the intersection of gender, indigenous ethnicity and class in southern Mexico. It provides a detailed analysis of the stereotypically strong Zapotec woman. The article seeks to provide a unique view of the Zapotec community with regards to the textile industry. The community is shown to be balancing a rapidly advancing future with an entrenched past deeply rooted in indigenous culture (Lynn 14). This paper is a review of this ethnography. The author undertook the research in mid 1980’s. She travelled extensively in the region, gathering as much information about the community. The...
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Business Writing and Presentation
Business Writing and Presentation
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... Executive summary Evidently, globalization has served to shape the business environment as a whole. Apparently, in the textile and apparel sector it has served to both improve the terms of business and at the same time impacted the industry negatively. On that point, the subsequent sections of this text will strive to highlight the globalization concept and also document the positive and negative attributes of the same. Table of Contents Executive summary 2 Table of Contents 3 Introduction 4 Impacts of the globalization and the apparel firms in the world 5 Challenges faced by textile and the apparel firms as a result of globalization 7 Environment abuses occurring in the production and distribution ...
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CASE STUDY
CASE STUDY
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... Fabrics Corporation – Case Analysis AFFILIATION: Family Fabrics Corporation – Case Analysis Introduction of Family Fabrics Corporation Family Fabrics Corporation is the leading textile company in UK that has been making valuable contribution in the growth of the local region i.e. Farnsworth, Massachusetts. In that area, it has been producing apex quality “ArcticCloth” which is created from the recycled materials. The company has been supplying the material to the top ranked apparel companies that have been operating in UK industry for many years. Overview of the scenario The current scenario that needs to be addressed by the owner of the corporation i.e. Jake Farnsworth is that its factory has go...
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Buddist Materiality and How it compares to Vimalakirti
Buddist Materiality and How it compares to Vimalakirti
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... The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture by Robert A.F. Thurman Introduction This paper will arguethat Buddishm can be analyzed as a system of beliefs and also as a typology of material culture. “The Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra”, also known as the “Vimalakirti Sutra”, is a twenty centuries old religious text of Mahayana Buddhism. Its peculiarity is that it relates to the empowerment of women and recognizes the importance of enlightenment to the common man. The genesis of the text remains a mystery. The original text is supposed to have been written in Sanskrit language in around 1st century CE. The Chinese version done by Kumarajiva in 406 CE is available at present. The paper provides...
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Multi-Fibre Agreement Impact on the European Economy
Multi-Fibre Agreement Impact on the European Economy
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... Economics Multi-Fibre Agreement - Impact on the European Economy 0 Introduction Although quantitative restrictions were existing in respect of several industrial products in the context of international trade, in no other sector such restrictions were pronounced as they were in Textiles and Clothing industry. Such institutionalized quantitative restrictions though were responsible for some unintended consequences, had also helped regulating the growth of the textile and clothing industry in almost all the countries around the world. There are also arguments that the quantitative restrictions were the one single factor that has diffused the development of the industry in most of the developing...
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Christian Dior A Classic Fashion Paradigm of the 21st Century
Christian Dior A Classic Fashion Paradigm of the 21st Century
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... Dior: A ic Fashion Paradigm of the 21st Century The fashion world was never the same with the birth of Christian Dior's genius in 1957. But how was the world of clothing and fashion before Dior Not exactly a wasteland, as humanity seek to cover themselves not just for protection (originating from the Biblical shame theory) but for aesthetic purpose as well. How clothing began A papyrus drawing from a collection of religious texts known as the Book of the Dead depicts Egyptians growing flax, a plant that yields fiber for linen. A three-dimensional wooden model of a weaving workshop that was found in an ancient Egyptian tomb shows workers spinning linen thread and weaving it into cloth. Arch...
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Marketing - Med-I-Paint Ltd
Marketing - Med-I-Paint Ltd
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... Table of Contents Introduction 3 Organisational Culture in MIP 4 Quality Management in MIP 5 Sales and Marketing Strategies of MIP 6 Challenges Faced By MIP 7 Conclusion and Recommendations 8 References 9 Introduction MIP or Med-I-Pant (UK) Ltd is a worldwide manufacturer as well as distributor of healthcare textile and related products since 1977. It was the founder of the company; Jerry Friedman with his partner David Schreiner recognized the needs of reusable healthcare products. MIP has three manufacturing facilities along with their head office in Canada. It globally supplies its products through the network engaging UK, France, Germany and the North American Markets. MIP serves the continents...
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A Comparative Study of UK and Pakistan
A Comparative Study of UK and Pakistan
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... Impact on design innovation in Pakistan Focus on Futures, visions and expectations: A comparative study of UK and Pakistan. By ’s name] Foundation Course: Tutor: University: Department: Date Introduction Globalization has improved cooperation in textile design innovation and as the world continues to be more economically integrated. Future innovations of designs will reflect even greater interconnectedness of various resources from around the world including design innovation training, practical designs in textile industries and consumption of the products. Off-shoring of resources to developing economies such as Pakistan, especially in design and development of UK’s textile products is expe...
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Identify the main issues in the new multilateral agenda and explain how the interests of developed countries differ from those o
Identify the main issues in the new multilateral agenda and explain how the interests of developed countries differ from those o
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... issues in the new multilateral agenda and reasons why the interests of developed countries differ from those of developing countries University: Course: Tutor: Date: Main issues in the new multilateral agenda and reasons why interests of developed countries and those of developing countries have differ. Introduction Multilateralism entails cooperation among several nations in addressing a particular global affair. History of Multilateralism dates back to the formation of League of Nations which aimed at preventing further war (Keet, 2000). A multilateral agreement can be referred to as an accord among three or more governments or agencies. Multilateral trade entails agreements among several nations...
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LOG501 Case SLP 4 Queuing Analysis
LOG501 Case SLP 4 Queuing Analysis
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... LOG501 Case SLP 4 Queuing Analysis Background The ‘European Economic and Social Committee’ (EESC) is regarded as an advisory body belonging to the European Union (EU). This consultative assembly was established in the year 1958 and it comprises 344 members which include employers, trade unions and state representatives. The core mission of EESC is to reinforce the democratic legality and improve effectiveness of European Union by facilitating public society organizations to the member states to express their views at state level. At present, EESC evaluates the matters such as social & economic consistency, social policy, environmental impacts, community members’ protection, health concerns, social...
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Textile industry in India
Textile industry in India
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... Textile Industry in India & Vietnam TEXTILE INDUSTRY IN INDIA & VIETNAM Introduction All industries or organizations in the world are influenced by factors such as environmental, legal, technical, social, economic, and/or political factors. In addition to these factors one must necessarily consider the impacts that factors such as emerging markets, globalization, competitive environment, and labor issues impact upon the viability and health of an industry and/or entity/organization. For purposes of this particular analysis, the author will consider the nations of India and Vietnam with respect to the textile industries that are represented in both nations and seek to come to a broad and overarching...
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The art deco
The art deco
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... DECO Art Deco Art Deco is a prominent visual arts design style. It first appeared in France around the time when World War 1 was starting1. Between 1920 and 1940s it gained fame internationally but finally declined after World War 2. The word Art Deco was coined from the 1925 exposition in Paris which was dubbed Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriels et Modernes. It is a design style that combines traditional craft motifs with imagery and materials from Machine Age. Machine age, in a nutshell, is a term used to refer to the period between two world wars. After 1925, designs were mostly influenced by the changes in art and innovations in the period between the two wars. Chic elegance,...
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Cessation of Multi-Fibre Agreement Impact on Free Trade
Cessation of Multi-Fibre Agreement Impact on Free Trade
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... Economics Cessation of Multi-Fibre Agreement - Impact on Free Trade 0 Introduction Although quantitative restrictions were existing in respect of several industrial products in the context of international trade, in no other sector such restrictions were pronounced as they were in Textiles and Clothing industry. Such institutionalized quantitative restrictions though were responsible for some unintended consequences, had also helped regulating the growth of the textile and clothing industry in almost all the countries around the world. There are also arguments that the quantitative restrictions were the one single factor that has diffused the development of the industry in most of the developing...
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History of Islamic Art
History of Islamic Art
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... Islamic Art The second of the four significant Islamic caliphates formed after the demise of Muhammad was the Umayyad Caliphate. The Umayyad dynasty ruled it, the name of which was derived from Umayyad ibn Abd Shams, the great-grandfather of the first Umayyad caliph. Though the origin of the Umayyad family belongs to the Mecca city, and their capital was Damascus. At the great extent, the dynasty made the largest ever empire and covered around five million square miles of the area. It was the seventh largest bordering empire that had ever existed. The Abbasid Caliphate later overthrew the Umayyad and was able to flee across Iberian Peninsula towards North Africa (Ettinghausen, Richard, 25-29). In...
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American Indian
American Indian
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... INDIANS Europeans colonized and brought new diseases to Native Americans beginning in the late fifteenth century, causing the worst demographic disaster in human history. Epidemics took a toll in every sphere of Native American life (Indian History and Culture). The continual drive of Euro Americans to expropriate native land by whatever means necessary, including genocide, reduced the native peoples to an indigenous minority engulfed in a sea of immigrants (Indian History and Culture). However, most of the Native American Indian casualties are caused by diseases brought by the colonizers. The Indians have little immunities to the viruses. On the other hand, contacts and interactions between the...
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The Turkish textile and clothing sector and the impact the elimination of quotas in 2005 had on the Turkish textile/clothing sec
The Turkish textile and clothing sector and the impact the elimination of quotas in 2005 had on the Turkish textile/clothing sec
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... of Contents Chapter I Introduction 1 Background 1.2 Rationale for research 2 3 Significance of the study 3 4 Organization of the study4 Chapter II Literature Review 2.1 Historical background of Turkey’s textile sector 6 2.2 Advantages and disadvantages of the quota system 9 2.3 Cotton fiber & yarns sector 9 2.4 Government support and regulatory institutions 12 2.5 Advantages in Turkey 13 2.6 Markets served by Turkey 15 2.7 Global repositioning 16 2.8 Strategic innovation 17 2.9 Summary of literature review 20 Chapter III Methodology 3.1 Research Philosophy 21 3.2 Research Phenomenon 21 3.3 Research Approach 21 3.4 Research design 22 3.5 Data Collection 22 3.6 Data Analysis 23 3.7 Ethical concerns 23 ...
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Professional Portfolio: Examining Projections of the Professional Identity
Professional Portfolio: Examining Projections of the Professional Identity
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... (s) Professional Portfolio: Sales Manager Introduction My future career field is the position of a sales manager in a multinational company. I particularly have a keen interest of working as sales manager for Geiger textiles. Despite the fact that the roles of sales managers often vary from one organization to another, majority of sales departments in various parts of the world have similar administrative requirements and customer service demands. The rapid globalization has particularly resulted in significant changes in sales processes as well as the way people buy and sell products or services. This has particularly presented new challenges and demands for the success of the contemporary sales...
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Sandra Backlunds life and fashin design
Sandra Backlund's life and fashin design
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... BACKLUND’S LIFE AND FASHION DESIGN 1.Introduction 2 2.Background information on Sandra Backlund 3 3.Backlund market level 5 4.Analysis of constructed textiles with Backlund’s collection 7 5.Reflective conclusion 10 6.References 11 1. Introduction Invented in the 19th century by Charles Frederick, the art of fashion and design has undergone several changes and challenges to be what it is today. The opening of the first fashion house in Paris in the wee years of the 19th century goes into history as one of the major factors that contributed to the growth and development of fashion and design. In the contemporary world, the application of natural beauty, design, and aesthetics to accessories...
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Economic Life of India Under colonial Rule 1858-1947: Textile Industry
Economic Life of India Under colonial Rule 1858-1947: Textile Industry
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... Economic Life of India under Colonial Rule 1858-1947: The Textile Industry Presented Economic Life of India under Colonial Rule 1858-1947: The Textile Industry Introduction Prior to 19th century, the Indian textile industry was well developed and in fact, the Indian manufacturing industry was in a position to effectively compete with similar manufacturing sectors in most industrialized nations. The continued exploitation of Indian resources in the textile industry shattered the industry, massively affecting the Indian economic status. In other words, the British rule led to de-industrialization of the Indian textile industry, which eventually resulted in high unemployment rates, low income, poverty, ...
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Pattern and Ornament: Orientalism in Dress
Pattern and Ornament: Orientalism in Dress
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... and Ornament: Orientalism in Dress One of the major systems of fashion has been its intrinsic link with theater and the arts. Beginning with Modern Art and extending in the Postmodern period, fashion has been seen to reflect and feed the artistic movements of the day as ideas passed from framed canvasses to worn textiles and back again. An understanding of the major artistic movements helps to illustrate how art helped to inform fashion. The reciprocal reaction that occurred as designers and artists attempted to stay in vogue can then be traced throughout the modern period into more contemporary fashions as the Postmodernists reacted. From its early days, Modern Art had an effect upon fashion an...
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BOOK REVIEW
BOOK REVIEW
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... Provide the essential information a. Discovering Textiles in Guatemala b. Kathryn Rousso c. d. Non-fiction e. Interview based narrative and descriptive inquiry f. 31.50 g. 9780816526987 2. Write a statement providing an overview of the book The author paints a distinctive overview of the way in which globalization has impacted upon what was traditionally a limited enterprise within Guatemala. Moreover, the book provides a narrative account into the process by which natural fiber is turned into usable textiles and how other producers around the world leverage this particular type of textile as a means of fulfilling existing orders. 3. Why did the author write this book? As described in the preface ...
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Payment plan
Payment plan
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... Plan Payment Plan Multi Fibre Agreements (MFA) is a set of guidelines drawn up to govern the trade, in textiles and garments in the world. It was designed to help countries cope with cheap textile imports by imposing quotas on exports. It helped developing countries deal with the competition posed by textile imports from developed countries. This plan aims to highlight the functioning of MFA and its economic consequences. Multi Fibre Agreements were set up approximately 30 years ago, and in the last decade there had been attempts to do away with it and the culmination of this was on 1st January 2005 when it was finally abolished. MFA worked by creating quotas that restricted the competition posed by...
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How does clothing become a part of the self-realization of people
How does clothing become a part of the self-realization of people
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... and Identity Fashion: A Costume or an Identity Kristina Jayde Lam LAM12280561 02/12 Introduction People have for years use their clothing to decipher information on who they are or represent, and the clothing has always been used as a tool to stand out from the others and be different in style (Akou, 2007). Primarily, the incessant desire by people to be different from the crowd perhaps, created fashion (Joannou, 2012). Fashion sense created through clothing has had a significant influence on the fulfillment by oneself of the possibilities of an individual’s character and personality (Barnard, 2014). In marketing, Vieira (2009) defines fashion as the broad based behavioral phenomenon evidenced by...
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17th century baroque dress
17th century baroque dress
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... Baroque Dress The term baroque was a term that was initially used to mean something that lacked order and that was chaotic. The term however later came to mean diversity in expression and individual genius. One of the elements of the baroque culture was the baroque dress. The dress is well known for having colors that are rich, and materials that are used for the creation of the dress are expensive. The dresses also had patterns that form an easy female figure. Colored ribbons and ornaments were used to accessorize the dresses. The number and kind of ornaments were however dependent on the region and religion. The ornaments were also dependent on the geographical type of the baroque fashion of the...
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Voting by Consensus in The World Trade Organization
Voting by Consensus in The World Trade Organization
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... Voting by Consensus in the World Trade Organization of Voting by Consensus in the World Trade Organization The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a global international organization that deals with the trade rules between nations. The WTO commenced officially on January 1, 1995 after replacing the General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) that was formed in 19481. Generally, the WTO was formed to regulate trade between member countries by providing framework for formalizing and negotiating trade agreements, as well as providing framework for dispute resolution with a view of enforcing member countries compliance and adherence to WTO agreements.2 The WTO agreements are signed by member countries...
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Case Study of Trend Forecasting Company
Case Study of Trend Forecasting Company
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... The Trendstop.com online company Thesis ment: this paper seeks to examine the Trendstop.com Company comprehensively. The paper analyses the company’s history, inception, previous and current performance, its main competitors, its strategies, and future plans for its continued survival in its specific area of business interest. Introduction The Trendstop.com venture is a company that deals in the fashion industry. It is a reliable and one of the most sought-after fashion publicity equipment for the fashion industry top technicians. It boasts of in excess of 1,000 customers, who include retail ventures, influential brands, public personalities, manufacturing ventures, advertising outlets, and journa...
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Patterns of international trade
Patterns of international trade
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... Patterns of International Trade Introduction Latin American is both culturally as well as geographically distant from China. These two regions also differ in terms of their government structures and natural resources. Moreover, the Latin American nations have a similar history to China in terms of the influence of colonial experience. In the past as well as at present, China and Latin American nations have engaged in trade practices that have benefited both regions. The two sides have increasingly expanded their exchanges to include comprehensive multidimensional experiences that are characterised by mutual reciprocity. China, which experienced rapid development over the last fifty years which catap...
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Effect of recession on U.K. clothing sector
Effect of recession on U.K. clothing sector
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... of Recession on UK Clothing Sector Table of Contents Overview 3 Aims of the Study Research Objective 3 3 Literature Review 4 Impact of Recession on UK GDP 4 Direct and Indirect Impact of Recession on the Textile Industry 5 Effect of Recession on the Overall Clothing Sectors in UK 6 Effect of Recession on UK Lingerie Market 7 Effect of Recession on the Buyer Behaviour 7 Contrasting Views of the Authors 8 Effect of Recession on the Consumer Spending 9 Contrasting Views 11 Effect of Recession on the Value Clothing Sector 12 UK’s Clothing and Footwear Industry 12 UK Market for Cloth Manufacturing 14 References 16 Bibliography 20 Overview It was during the second quarter of 2008 when the UK economy went...
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The policy of import substitution industrialisation in Colombia
The policy of import substitution industrialisation in Colombia
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... the Policy of Import Substitution Industrialisation in one country of Latin America (Colombia). Why was it criticized? At start of the twentieth century Colombia had a poor infrastructure which helped to protect the small producers of ordinary materials for the local population. The coming of better rail and road communications linked up the bigger towns and cities and helped to encourage business development for export, especially in the main product which was coffee. Columbia first began to introduce an import-substitution industrialisation process in the 1930s and this lasted until the 1950s when an over-reliance on coffee exports caused the government to pursue a more mixed strategy, which...
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Psychological anthroplogy
Psychological anthroplogy
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... Head: Ancient Cultures and Gender Development Ancient Cultures and Gender Development of Ancient Cultures and Gender Development Introduction In accordance to psychoanalysis theories, personalities and identities are formed from social-relational experiences and encounters from earliest childhood. Personality and identity development is the result of social relationships which the child encounters and is organized by him or her. Culture and belief also influences a personal behavior and attitude. Gender personality development is essential because it shapes children in to women and men by the norms and traditions of culture (Bock, 1994). Gender in Greek Culture Women in Greek cultures were mostly co...
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The european business environment
The european business environment
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... of Regulations on Textile and industry sector in European Union The European Union Textile and Clothing industry (T/C) has been protected by the 1974 Multifibre Agreement for a long time; then by the Multilateral Agreement on Textile and Clothing. This gave rise to a quota system in the region. However, as agreed in WTO’s 1995 GATT agreement the Multilateral Agreement on Textile and Clothing was expired in 2005. This was done step by step and in phases. Since 2009 trade in the T/C sector is fully license and quota free. This gave rise to a concern on the health of European Union U T/C industry. There in a concern on competitiveness of the home T/C industry, employment and trade deficit. (European...
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Intellectual property law
Intellectual property law
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... concept of “originality” in copyright is a contested issue Originality in copyright is one of the most important concepts of copyright law in that it serves to distinguish original work from copies. A major criterion for copyright registration and protection is proof that the material seeking copyright protection is original in nature. However, neither common law nor statute defines what amounts to original work, and thus notions of originality often create legal and aesthetic difficulties. As authors and artists in the literary, arts and music world attempt to be creative and original, their techniques and ideas are informed by established industry standards and ideas and achieving originality is a ...
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Design
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... Shiver – Polymer Clay Master Sarah Shiver is a polymer clay artist who has been creating jewelry for over 20 years and has built her reputationof a creative and successful master. Sarah makes author jewelry and teaches people from all over the word the art of using the millefiori, or caning process. It was 1987 when she got acquainted with Fimo, one of the world’s best polymer clay manufacturers. In the process of experimenting with materials she was selling at a fabric and art supply store in San Francisco, Sarah managed to construct an image in 3-D and then reveal it by means of cutting a cross section. That is how she created her first beads. Her first inspirations were a polymer beads necklace o...
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The comparison of the Macroeconomic State of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia for the years 2005 and 2011
The comparison of the Macroeconomic State of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia for the years 2005 and 2011
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... number Publish Comparison of the Macroeconomic of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia (2005 and 2011) Introduction Bahrain is located just above the Qatar peninsula in the western reaches of the Persian Gulf. The nation consists of 33 different islands of which Bahrain Island is the largest. To the west lies Saudi Arabia while to the north east lies Iran. The total area of Bahrain is some 765.3 square kilometres making it the 187th largest country in the world. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Bahrain was 13.46 billion USD in 2005 that nearly doubled in size to 26.11 billion USD by 2011 (IMF, GDP). On the other hand, Saudi Arabia’s GDP was 315.76 billion USD in 2005 which increased to 577.6 billion USD in...
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Indonesian Arts And Craft
Indonesian Arts And Craft
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... ARTS AND CRAFT By of the of the of the School 26 May Introduction Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. This is because it consists of more than 17, 000 islands that lie between the Pacific and Indian Ocean (Frost, 2002). The chain of islands forms a sort of a bridge joining Asia and Australia. In cultural terms, Indonesia is a diverse nation. Frost points out that “Indonesians are rice farmers, traders, sailors, city slickers, artists, fisherfolk, tour guides, hunter-gatherers, and civil servants” (2002, p. 3). They also comprise of Balinese, Papuan, Bugis, Chinese, Minang, Moluccan and the Sundanese (Frost, 2002). They also comprise of Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and...
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Economic Impacts of the Multi Fibre Agreement expiration in the EU Countries
Economic Impacts of the Multi Fibre Agreement expiration in the EU Countries
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... Environment of Business Table of Content. Introduction Page 2. I. The consequences of the end of the MFA Page 3. 1. Among developing countries Page 3. 2. Within the European Union Page 4. II. European Protectionist measures in an economic perspective Page 7. 1. The predictable failure of the quotas Page 7. 2. The two sides of international Trade Page 8. Conclusion Page 10. References Page 12. Introduction On January 1st, 2005, the Multi Fibre Agreement (MFA) expired. The MFA was a measure taken regarding the world trade of textiles and garment from 1974 to 2004 which imposed quotas on the amount that developing countries could export to developed c...
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How does the history of Indias textile industries reflect the growth and decline of colonialism
How does the history of India's textile industries reflect the growth and decline of colonialism
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... Textile Industry in India Introduction The textile industry in India presents a great legacy that perhaps represents the unmatched history of industrial development in India. The industry evolved at early stages with its manufacturing technology being the best worldwide1. Prior to colonization, the manually operated machines in India remained the best worldwide and served the demand in Germany and Britain. The textiles were fine and of high quality. Historically, textiles have formed an important component of exports in India. This has also comprised of a significant component of trade in Portugal.1 Traditionally, the textile industry in India is the only industry that generated huge employment in...
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Distribution System of Sport apparel in the United Arab Emirates
Distribution System of Sport apparel in the United Arab Emirates
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... system Sportswear sales in the United Arab Emirates are benefiting from the lifestyle changes and media coverage that it is receiving. Consumer is now using sports apparel. The United Arab Emirates has the highest concentration of retail chain stores per head in the world. There are over 1000 hypermarkets in United Arab Emirates, with Lulu hypermarkets owning the largest number of retail stores in the region (The Futurist 7). Retail chains this include retail stores such as hypermarkets, supermarkets and small shops in malls. The goal is to have the products available in all retail store, in U.A.E, the sports apparel stores, "in U.A.E", include the following Saucony, Emirates Sports Stores, Romario S...
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Garabology
Garabology
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... Lecturer’s Gabarology Introduction According to Stephen and Hawkins (73), different individuals value things quite differently which also means they have different attitudes towards wasting things. The most prevalent waste I did identify is food. It is estimated that citizens in United States throw away about 20 pounds of food every month which may equate to about $ 2,275 in a year, that is, for a family of four. When I did check in our refrigerator for items that had not been finished and should be thrown away. I realized several items. They included cold cuts, yogurt, cheese, tomato sauce, vegetables, bread as well as fruits and other indefinable leftovers. This is my weekly routine before I go to ...
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How art has influenced fashion
How art has influenced fashion
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... The Influences of Art on Fashion and of Fashion on Art The connection between art and fashion has existed for centuries with the intertwined concepts of reflection, communication, and elitism providing a space in which both ideas comfortably exist. Art has been a medium through which fashion has been expressed, the Renaissance providing the first examples of fashion having great importance in portraiture and extending to the twentieth century where photography took over the communicative media space in which fashion was used as an expression to the masses. Artists have actively participated in providing pattern and color concepts for textiles, thus physically influencing fashion through directly...
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The Culture of Fashion: a New History of Fashionable Dress
The Culture of Fashion: a New History of Fashionable Dress
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... Culture of Fashion: a New History of Fashionable Dress Question 1 I came to learn that the fashion industry is one of the oldest industries in the world. This is because prior to the mid nineteenth century, the majority of the clothing was custom-made. It was handmade for people as home production and on order from the tailors or dressmakers (Breward, 2007:56-7). By the twentieth century, the industry witnessed the rise of new technologies like sewing machines, development of the factory system of production, the rise of global capitalism, and proliferation of retail outlets. As a result, clothing had increasingly started to be mass produced and in standard sizes and later sold at prices which were f...
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Globalization of the clothing industry
Globalization of the clothing industry
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... Globalization of the clothing industry Introduction and of the globalization of the clothing industry Globalization is a huge term used in almost every industry or sector, as well as in every geographical area due to its influence on trade. It has also shortened and bridged the gap between countries; hence helping warring nations to unite in the spirit of commerce or trade. Through globalization, anyone can get a product from any part of the world without travelling to the manufacturer or being next to the distributor. Advancements in technology have facilitated development of trade among nations as they easily communicate with each other, including traders, for better ways of partnering or...
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The wholesale clothing Industry in the US
The wholesale clothing Industry in the US
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... industry in the US since the 18th century Throughout the 18th century, garment manufacturing was largely a household industry in the US. In the colonial period, textiles were costly and tailoring shops in large cities catered only to the well-to-do section of the American society. This left the average families out in the cold, for the women and children to produce at home. From the raising of the raw materials, through the spinning and weaving, to the sewing was done within the four walls of every home. By the 1820s, some enterprising tailors used their slack time to make low-quality garments to be worn by slaves and sailors. But as the century approached its midpoint, more and more respectable...
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Strategic Management (M&S strategic analysis)
Strategic Management (M&S strategic analysis)
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... AND SPENCER By and Marks and Spencer Introduction Marks and Spencer is a United Kingdom based retail company that deals in the supply of a variety of products. It is the largest retail company across Europe with very many branches in about 50 countries. The company mainly deals with food products, home appliances, retail stores, and the company’s brand. These have been the key areas within which Marks and Spencer operates. The main aim of this company is to expand the territories within which it operates. Despite the stiff competition from other retail companies, Marks and Spencer has shown a strong will to move on, and it has retained its position as the best and largest retail company in Europe....
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Oaxaca Arts Essay
Oaxaca Arts Essay
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... Introduction Oaxacan art is one of the greatest results of the interactions of the indigenous Mexican culture and Spanish influence brought about by Spanish settlers in the region. This began in the 16th century as an effect of Spanish settlers settling in Mexico interacting with the natives. The interaction result in the borrowing of culture from each other. The Spanish being Catholics converted the natives to their religion, but with this, the Mexicans did not abandon their culture. Their fondness for bright color is evident in the art. Oaxacan art was born because of these two factors whereby its most distinguishing features include the use of catholic icons, distinct animal forms and the use of...
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I would like to focus on the way behavioral economics effects a failing market
I would like to focus on the way behavioral economics effects a failing market
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... is an economic system in which the means of production are privately owned and operated for profit. Income in a Capitalist system takes at least two forms, profit on the one hand and wages on the other (Wikipedia, Capitalism). Historians, economists and political economists have taken various perspectives on the analysis of capitalism. Economists usually emphasize the degree that government does not have control over markets (laissez faire), and on property rights. Most political economists call attention to private property, power relations, wage labor and class. There is general agreement that capitalism enhances economic growth. The extent to which different markets are free, as well as the rules ...
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Personal statement
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... ment for Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design I have completed my textile designing graduate degree from (write the of your current university here) ¸ and have decided to enhance my academic, as well as well as professional, skills by applying at your institute i.e. the Central Saint Martins’, for a Masters in Design for Textile Futures. I have taken this decision after much deliberation and have done a lot of research before deciding to apply at your institute. I have come to this decision not only because the course work in this programme is innovative and new, but also because the programme will grant me an insight into what the future of textile designing and fashion markets holds. I ...
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Global Context Fashion Issues/FabCreation
Global Context Fashion Issues/FabCreation
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... and fashion Cotton and fashion These three organizations, BCI, GOTS, and Textile Exchange recognize the essence of quality cotton in the fashion realm. BCI establishes its work on the basis of the phrase, better cotton. BCI is a non-profit organization that organizes its work around a holistic approach to sustainable production of cotton (BCI, 2014). BCI also premises that sustainability depends on the three pillars of social, economic, and environmental factors. In addition, it emphasizes the cooperation of every player in the supply chain towards production of quality cotton. In BCI’s holistic approach, it defines the standards of quality cotton and works with farmers as a means of achieving...
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