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The Glitter Plan - How we Started Juicy Couture for GBP200 and Turned it into a Global Brand (Paperback): Pamela Skaist-Levy,... The Glitter Plan - How we Started Juicy Couture for GBP200 and Turned it into a Global Brand (Paperback)
Pamela Skaist-Levy, Gela Nash-Taylor
R341 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R82 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part memoir, part business manual, and 100% juicy—the inside story of Juicy Couture, one of the most iconic brands of our times

While working together at a Los Angeles boutique, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor became fast and furious friends over the impossibility of finding the perfect T-shirt. Following their vision of comfortable, fitted T-shirts, they set up shop in Gela’s one-bedroom Hollywood apartment with $200 and one rule: Whatever they did, they both had to be obsessed by it. The best friends’ project became Juicy Couture. Pam and Gela eventually sold their company to Liz Claiborne for $50 million, but not before they created a whole new genre of casual clothing that came to define California cool.

Pamela and Gela built an empire from the ground up, using themselves as models to build their patterns and placing their merchandise by storming into stores and handing out samples. They balanced careful growth with innovative tactics—sending Madonna a tracksuit with her nickname, Madge, embroidered on it—and created a unique, bold, and unconventional business plan that was all their own: the Glitter Plan.

Now, Pam and Gela reveal the secrets of Juicy’s success: how they learned to find and stick with the right colleagues and trust their instincts when it became time to move on to their next project. They also share their missteps and hilarious lessons learned—like the time robbers stole one thousand pairs of maternity shortalls, which the partners took as the first sign to get out of the maternity clothing business.

Told in the bright, cheery voice that defines Juicy style even today, The Glitter Plan shows readers how to transform passion and ideas into business success. Aspiring designers, Juicy fans, and business readers of all stripes will be enthralled by the story of spirit and savvy behind Pam and Gela’s multimillion-dollar fashion empire.

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability - Implications in Textiles and Fashion (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Subramanian... Textiles and Clothing Sustainability - Implications in Textiles and Fashion (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
R1,770 R1,587 Discovery Miles 15 870 Save R183 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book comprehensively covers the topic of sustainability in the clothing and fashion sector. Sustainability is applied under different industrial sectors and there has to be a distinction in every industrial sector when it comes to sustainability in its application. Though the definition is common for sustainability, sustainability in the clothing sector has its unique objectives, principles, and limitations, which this book highlights.

Fabrics of Indianness - The Exchange and Consumption of Clothing in Transnational Guyanese Hindu Communities (Hardcover, 1st... Fabrics of Indianness - The Exchange and Consumption of Clothing in Transnational Guyanese Hindu Communities (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Sinah Theres Kloss
R2,523 Discovery Miles 25 230 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book describes how Guyanese Hindus recreate Indian ethnic identity in contemporary Guyana and examines how Hindu traditions have been transformed in this multi-religious and multi-ethnic society. By illustrating the exchange and consumption of clothing, the book demonstrates that the practices of wearing and gifting clothes materialize and visualize relationships. The significant outward migration of Guyanese to North America has resulted in substantial international gift exchange and transnational rituals. Applying the concept of translocality, this book demonstrates that different localities continue to influence transnational networks and socio-cultural practices. It provides a study of migration that emphasizes various aspects of material and visual closeness, conceptualizing the notion of touch.

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability - Recycled and Upcycled Textiles and Fashion (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Subramanian... Textiles and Clothing Sustainability - Recycled and Upcycled Textiles and Fashion (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
R2,162 R1,761 Discovery Miles 17 610 Save R401 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book discusses in detail the concepts of recycling and upcycling and their implications for the textiles and fashion sector. In addition to the theoretical concepts, the book also presents various options for recycling and upcycling in textiles and fashion. Although recycling is a much-developed and widely used concept, upcycling is also gaining popularity in the sector.

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability - Sustainable Textile Chemical Processes (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Subramanian... Textiles and Clothing Sustainability - Sustainable Textile Chemical Processes (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
R2,166 R1,764 Discovery Miles 17 640 Save R402 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book highlights the challenges in sustainable wet processing of textiles, natural dyes, enzymatic textiles and sustainable textile finishes. Textile industry is known for its chemical processing issues and many NGO's are behind the textile sector to streamline its chemical processing, which is the black face of clothing and fashion sector. Sustainable textile chemical processes are crucial for attaining sustainability in the clothing sector. Seven comprehensive chapters are aimed to highlight these issues in the book.

American Phoenix - The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny (Paperback): Sarah S.... American Phoenix - The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny (Paperback)
Sarah S. Kilborne
R486 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R81 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The incredible story of millionaire manufacturer William Skinner, a leading founder of the American silk industry, who lost everything in a devastating flood only to stage "one of the greatest comebacks in the annals of American industry" (Boston Sunday Post). In 1845, a young, penniless William Skinner sailed in steerage class on a boat that took him from the slums of London to the United States. Skilled in the rare art of dyeing, he acquired work in a fledgling silk mill in Massachusetts, parlaying that one job into a lucrative new career and pioneering the way for American-made silk. Soon he had turned a barren stretch of countryside into a bustling factory village, "Skinnerville," filled with men, women, and children producing the country's most glamorous thread in his very own mill. Then in 1874, disaster struck. A nearby dam burst, unleashing an inland tidal wave that tore down the Mill River Valley. Within fifteen minutes, Skinner's factory, his village, and his life's work were completely swept away in the worst industrial disaster the nation had yet known. What followed was even more extraordinary, for out of this ruin came an empire. With grit, determination, and uncanny resolve, Skinner rebuilt his business into one of the leading silk manufacturing companies in the world. Now Sarah S. Kilborne-Skinner's great-great-granddaughter-incorporates both the nation's and her family's past into a page-turning story of ambition, triumph, unthinkable loss, and heroism. With evocative details and a compelling, timeless message, American Phoenix is the inspiring account of the success of one man against the odds, and of the spirit that shaped a nation.

The Australian Army Uniform and the Government Clothing Factory - Innovation in the Twentieth Century (Paperback, Softcover... The Australian Army Uniform and the Government Clothing Factory - Innovation in the Twentieth Century (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Anneke Van Mosseveld
R2,043 Discovery Miles 20 430 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book reveals the business history of the Australian Government Clothing Factory as it introduced innovative changes in the production and design of the Australian Army uniform during the twentieth century. While adopting a Schumpeterian interpretation of the concept of innovation, Anneke van Mosseveld traces the driving forces behind innovation and delivers a comprehensive explanation of the resulting changes in the combat uniform. Using an array of archival sources, this book displays details of extensive collaborations between the factory, the Army and scientists in the development of camouflage patterns and military textiles. It uncovers a system of intellectual property management to protect the designs of the uniform, and delivers new insights into the wider economic influences and industry linkages of the Government owned factory.

Guide to Fashion Entrepreneurship - The Plan, the Product, the Process (Paperback): Melissa G Carr, Lisa Hopkins Newell Guide to Fashion Entrepreneurship - The Plan, the Product, the Process (Paperback)
Melissa G Carr, Lisa Hopkins Newell
R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Guide to Fashion Entrepreneurship is for students and fashion professionals seeking information on how to develop, market, and sell their own product lines as independent labels or brands. Readers will expand their knowledge of the ready-to-wear process in order to successfully identify market opportunities, execute product differentiation, and market a new product/brand in the retail environment. Beyond practical direction, this book guides readers in understanding the underpinnings of the process of starting their own brand or creating a product through a comprehensive analysis of the fashion industry. It examines how products are planned and developed, and the interrelationship of allied industries with perspectives on consumers, manufacturers, retailers and the international markets. With guided steps to understanding how to create a product/brand, this book effectively equips readers with fundamental information on how they can develop a plan, create new fashion products and channel them to the ultimate consumer.With the emergence of artisans and brand entrepreneur as an economic force, students and aspiring fashion professionals learn how to think like an entrepreneur and launch a fashion brand.

Fixing Fashion - Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes (Paperback): Michael Lavergne Fixing Fashion - Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes (Paperback)
Michael Lavergne
R327 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R43 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With sales of more than five hundred billion US dollars a year, the fashion industry is one of the most important sectors of the global economy, employing millions of men, women, and often children in the developing world. And yet its record is far from pretty. The collapse of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza with some thirty-five hundred desperately underpaid garment workers inside was a shocking example of what can go wrong when manufacturers ruthlessly cut costs while turning a blind eye to labor rights and workplace safety. Written by an apparel industry insider, Fixing Fashion argues that the true legacy of Rana Plaza is increased awareness of how cheap, disposable clothing has led time and time again to serious community, environmental, and labor rights abuses. Ethical supply chain professional Michael Lavergne explores: The birth of the global apparel trade, from colonialism and slavery to today's neoliberal trade agenda How the infamous race to the bottom has led to some of the worst social and environmental excesses in the global apparel industry The rise of a new breed of entrepreneurs and stakeholders driving change and transparency across international supply chains By taking a hard look at the very real impacts of our consumer culture's addiction to disposable fashion, Fixing Fashion challenges each of us to take full responsibility for understanding the hidden cost of our clothes. Michael Lavergne is an ethical supply chain professional committed to sustainable fashion industry and the protection of labor, environmental and human rights in the developing world.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology and Application in Fashion and Textile Supply Chain (Hardcover): Rajkishore... Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology and Application in Fashion and Textile Supply Chain (Hardcover)
Rajkishore Nayak
R6,138 Discovery Miles 61 380 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology and Application in Fashion and Textile Supply Chain highlights the technology of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and its applications in fashion and textile manufacturing and supply chain management. It discusses the brief history, technology, and working of RFID including the types of RFID systems. It compares differences, advantages, and disadvantages of RFID and barcode technologies. It also covers application of RFID technology in textile and fashion manufacturing, supply chain, and retail, and RFID-based process control in textile and fashion manufacturing. It covers various applications of RFID starting from fibre manufacturing through yarn and fabric manufacturing; fabric chemical processing; garment manufacturing and quality control; and retail management. It offers case studies of RFID adoption by famous fashion brands detailing the competitive advantages and discusses various challenges faced and future directions of RFID technology.

Textiles: A History (Hardcover): Fiona McDonald Textiles: A History (Hardcover)
Fiona McDonald
R481 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R104 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A fascinating and accessible history of textiles, including the key personalities and inventions which revolutionised the industry, together with the East End workshops and the creation of artificial materials such as rayon. Textile expert, Fiona McDonald, includes tips on the care and repair of materials and advice on what's worth collecting and the best materials to wear, as well as safe cleaning, tips on collecting. As well as a handy glossary of textile terms, there is an A-Z of different textiles, full of interesting facts - did you know that velvet was originally made from silk and its name derives from the Latin word, vellus, meaning fleece or that cabbage was the term used in the rag trade to refer to the extra outfits clever cutters created and sold off the books by careful placement of the pattern. A fascinating and often surprising subject area explored at an accessible but informative level.Did you know?Peau de Soie is a heavy satin which was used for wedding dresses at the turn of the last century. The word satin is derived from Zaytoun, an area of China where it was first madeWe have lost many evocative names for colours over the years, including bouffon (darker than eau de nil) cendre de rose (grey with pink nuances), dust of Paris (ecru), esterhazy (silver-grey), fly's wing (graphite) and terre d'Egypt (rust)

History of the Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed): Edward Baines History of the Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed)
Edward Baines
R3,016 Discovery Miles 30 160 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Interwoven - Andean Lives in Colonial Ecuador's Textile Economy (Hardcover): Rachel Corr Interwoven - Andean Lives in Colonial Ecuador's Textile Economy (Hardcover)
Rachel Corr
R1,118 Discovery Miles 11 180 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the 1600s, Marcos Cunamasi, an Indigenous man in Pelileo, Ecuador, hid his child to protect him from officials who would put the boy to work in the textile mill. Cunamasi was forced to turn him over. Because his young son couldn't keep up with spinning his quota of wool per day, Cunamasi helped so the child wouldn't be whipped. After working a year, Cunamasi was paid a shirt and a hat. Interwoven is the untold story of Indigenous people's historical experience in colonial Ecuador's textile economy. It focuses on the lives of Native Andean families in Pelileo, a town dominated by one of Quito's largest and longest-lasting textile mills. Quito's textile industry developed as a secondary market to supply cloth to mining centers in the Andes; thus, the experience of Indigenous people in Pelileo is linked to the history of mining in Bolivia and Peru. Although much has been written about colonial Quito's textile economy, Rachel Corr provides a unique perspective by putting Indigenous voices at the center of that history. Telling the stories of Andean families of Pelileo, she traces their varied responses to historical pressures over three hundred years; the responses range from everyday acts to the historical transformation of culture through ethnogenesis. These stories of ordinary Andean men and women provide insight into the lived experience of the people who formed the backbone of Quito's textile industry.

Red, White, and Black Make Blue - Indigo in the Fabric of Colonial South Carolina Life (Paperback): Andrea Feeser Red, White, and Black Make Blue - Indigo in the Fabric of Colonial South Carolina Life (Paperback)
Andrea Feeser
R442 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R93 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Like cotton, indigo has defied its humble origins. Left alone it might have been a regional plant with minimal reach, a localized way of dyeing textiles, paper, and other goods with a bit of blue. But when blue became the most popular color for the textiles that Britain turned out in large quantities in the eighteenth century, the South Carolina indigo that colored most of this cloth became a major component in transatlantic commodity chains. In "Red, White, and Black Make Blue," Andrea Feeser tells the stories of all the peoples who made indigo a key part of the colonial South Carolina experience as she explores indigo's relationships to land use, slave labor, textile production and use, sartorial expression, and fortune building.
In the eighteenth century, indigo played a central role in the development of South Carolina. The popularity of the color blue among the upper and lower classes ensured a high demand for indigo, and the climate in the region proved sound for its cultivation. Cheap labor by slaves--both black and Native American--made commoditization of indigo possible. And due to land grabs by colonists from the enslaved or expelled indigenous peoples, the expansion into the backcountry made plenty of land available on which to cultivate the crop. Feeser recounts specific histories--uncovered for the first time during her research--of how the Native Americans and African slaves made the success of indigo in South Carolina possible. She also emphasizes the material culture around particular objects, including maps, prints, paintings, and clothing. "Red, White, and Black Make Blue" is a fraught and compelling history of both exploitation and empowerment, revealing the legacy of a modest plant with an outsized impact.

Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2018 - Apparel, Clothing & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics,... Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2018 - Apparel, Clothing & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies (Paperback)
Jack W Plunkett
R7,812 Discovery Miles 78 120 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The apparel and textiles industry is one of the industries most affected by globalization, and involves complex relationships that are constantly evolving. This carefully-researched book covers exciting trends in apparel and textile supply chains; manufacturing; design; women's, men's and children's fashions; shoes; accessories; retailing; trade; distribution; technologies; and smart fabrics. It includes a thorough market analysis as well as our highly respected trends analysis. It also includes thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. In addition, this book features extensive statistical tables, an industry glossary and thorough indexes. We are careful to detail the latest developments in global trade agreements, third party logistics and retail chain stores, along with important news from China and other emerging nations. The corporate profiles section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of the 350 leading companies in all facets of the apparel and textiles industry. Major retailers, distributors, manufacturers and designers are covered thoroughly. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2017 - Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends &... Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2017 - Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies (Paperback)
Jack W Plunkett
R7,200 Discovery Miles 72 000 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The apparel and textiles industry is one of the industries most affected by globalization, and involves complex relationships that are constantly evolving. This carefully-researched book covers exciting trends in apparel and textile supply chains; manufacturing; design; women's, men's and children's fashions; shoes; accessories; retailing; trade; distribution; technologies; and smart fabrics. It includes a thorough market analysis as well as our highly respected trends analysis. It also includes thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. In addition, this book features extensive statistical tables, an industry glossary and thorough indexes. We are careful to detail the latest developments in global trade agreements, third party logistics and retail chain stores, along with important news from China and other emerging nations. The corporate profiles section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of the 350 leading companies in all facets of the apparel and textiles industry. Major retailers, distributors, manufacturers and designers are covered thoroughly. Purchasers will find a form in the book enabling them to register for 1-year, 1-seat online access to tools at Plunkett Research Online, including the ability to view the market research/industry trends section and industry statistics. You have access, at no additional charge, to the very latest data posted to Plunkett Research Online. Online tools enable you to search and view selected companies, and then export selected company contact data, including executive names. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

Melinau Gwlan / Woollen Mills of Wales (Welsh, Paperback, Bilingual edition): Branwen Davies Melinau Gwlan / Woollen Mills of Wales (Welsh, Paperback, Bilingual edition)
Branwen Davies; Illustrated by Iestyn Hughes
R371 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R34 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The story of today's Welsh working woollen mills, with photographs. Although each mill has its own unique story, the common link betwen them is the craftsmanship, passion and perseverance of the workers to keep the industry alive. In this colourful volume, Branwen Davies's text and the photography of Iestyn Hughes come together to create a fascinating story. -- Welsh Books Council

Workers' Rights and Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains - Is a Social Label the Answer? (Paperback): Jennifer Bair,... Workers' Rights and Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains - Is a Social Label the Answer? (Paperback)
Jennifer Bair, Doug Miller, Marsha A. Dickson
R1,284 Discovery Miles 12 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book provides insight into the potential for the market to protect and improve labour standards and working conditions in global apparel supply chains. It examines the possibilities and limitations of market approaches to securing social compliance in global manufacturing industries. It does so by tracing the historic origins of social labelling both in trade union and consumer constituencies, considering industry and consumer perspectives on the benefits and drawbacks of social labelling, comparing efforts to develop and implement labelling initiatives in various countries, and locating social labelling within contemporary debates and controversies about the implications of globalization for workers worldwide. Scholars and students of globalisation, development, corporate social responsibility, human geography, labour and industrial relations, business ethics, consumer behaviour and fashion will find its contents of relevance. CSR practitioners in the clothing and other industries will also find this useful in developing policy with respect to supply chain assurance.

Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2016 - Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends &... Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2016 - Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies (Paperback)
Jack W Plunkett
R7,166 Discovery Miles 71 660 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The apparel and textiles industry is one of the industries most affected by globalization, and involves complex relationships that are constantly evolving. This carefully-researched book covers exciting trends in apparel and textile supply chains; manufacturing; design; women's, men's and children's fashions; shoes; accessories; retailing; trade; distribution; technologies; and smart fabrics. It includes a thorough market analysis as well as our highly respected trends analysis. It also includes thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. In addition, this book features extensive statistical tables, an industry glossary and thorough indexes. We are careful to detail the latest developments in global trade agreements, third party logistics and retail chain stores, along with important news from China and other emerging nations. The corporate profiles section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of the 350 leading companies in all facets of the apparel and textiles industry. Major retailers, distributors, manufacturers and designers are covered thoroughly. Purchasers will find a form in the book enabling them to register for 1-year, 1-seat online access to tools at Plunkett Research Online, including the ability to view the market research/industry trends section and industry statistics. You have access, at no additional charge, to the very latest data posted to Plunkett Research Online. Online tools enable you to search and view selected companies, and then export selected company contact data, including executive names. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

The Clothing Trade in Provincial England, 1800-1850 (Paperback): Alison Toplis The Clothing Trade in Provincial England, 1800-1850 (Paperback)
Alison Toplis
R1,234 Discovery Miles 12 340 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This detailed study is the first exploration of rural consumption of clothing in early nineteenth-century Britain. Drawing on evidence from a range of sources including newspapers, trade directories, court records, visual sources and surviving garments, Toplis investigates how the apparel of the mass of the British population was acquired.

Cambridge Library Collection - Technology - History of the Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain: With a Notice of its Early... Cambridge Library Collection - Technology - History of the Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain: With a Notice of its Early History in the East, and in All the Quarters of the Globe (Paperback)
Edward Baines
R1,081 Discovery Miles 10 810 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The journalist and politician Edward Baines (1800-90) succeeded his father as editor of the Leeds Mercury and as MP for Leeds. From a dissenting family, he was a social reformer but passionately believed that the state should not interfere in matters such as working hours and education. In this 1835 work, he sees the cotton industry as an exemplar of the unity of 'the manufactory, the laboratory, and the study of the natural philosopher', in making practical use of creative ideas and scientific discoveries. He surveys cotton manufacture from its origins to its 'second birth' in England, and focuses on the current state of machinery, trade and working conditions in all aspects of the business, and its outputs, including cloth, lace, stockings and cotton wool. This comprehensive work was important for its detailed analysis of a vital commercial activity, and remains so today for the historical information it contains.

Cambridge Latin American Studies, Series Number 97 - The British Textile Trade in South America in the Nineteenth Century... Cambridge Latin American Studies, Series Number 97 - The British Textile Trade in South America in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback)
Manuel Llorca-Jana
R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is the first work on British textile exports to South America during the nineteenth century. During this period, textiles ranked among the most important manufactures traded in the world market and Britain was the foremost producer. Thanks to new data, this book demonstrates that British exports to South America were transacted at very high rates during the first decades after independence. This development was due to improvements in the packing of textiles; decreasing costs of production and introduction of free trade in Britain; falling ocean freight rates, marine insurance and import duties in South America; dramatic improvements in communications; and the introduction of better port facilities. Manuel Llorca-Jana explores the marketing chain of textile exports to South America and sheds light on South Americans' consumer behaviour. This book contains the most comprehensive database on Anglo-South American trade during the nineteenth century and fills an important gap in the historiography.

The Woolen Industry of the Midwest (Paperback): Norman L. Crockett The Woolen Industry of the Midwest (Paperback)
Norman L. Crockett
R955 Discovery Miles 9 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Through the study of a regional industry, the book illustrates the impact of an expanding national market on a previously isolated market, offering new insights into a pioneer industry in the West and into the business methods and procedures of the time. The book discusses the growth of a myriad of small processing and manufacturing plants which drew raw materials from, and geared production and sales to that local economy, enjoying as they did, protection from eastern competitors who were saddled with high freight rates. The book demonstrates that once urbanization occurred in the region, bringing it into the national market, the local industries declined rapidly, disappearing in less than a generation. Perceptive, challenging, the book opens new possibilities for the study of manufacturing on the regional level.

Red, White, and Black Make Blue - Indigo in the Fabric of Colonial South Carolina Life (Hardcover, New): Andrea Feeser Red, White, and Black Make Blue - Indigo in the Fabric of Colonial South Carolina Life (Hardcover, New)
Andrea Feeser
R1,472 Discovery Miles 14 720 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Like cotton, indigo has defied its humble origins. Left alone it might have been a regional plant with minimal reach, a localized way of dyeing textiles, paper, and other goods with a bit of blue. But when blue became the most popular color for the textiles that Britain turned out in large quantities in the eighteenth century, the South Carolina indigo that colored most of this cloth became a major component in transatlantic commodity chains. In "Red, White, and Black Make Blue," Andrea Feeser tells the stories of all the peoples who made indigo a key part of the colonial South Carolina experience as she explores indigo's relationships to land use, slave labor, textile production and use, sartorial expression, and fortune building.
In the eighteenth century, indigo played a central role in the development of South Carolina. The popularity of the color blue among the upper and lower classes ensured a high demand for indigo, and the climate in the region proved sound for its cultivation. Cheap labor by slaves--both black and Native American--made commoditization of indigo possible. And due to land grabs by colonists from the enslaved or expelled indigenous peoples, the expansion into the backcountry made plenty of land available on which to cultivate the crop. Feeser recounts specific histories--uncovered for the first time during her research--of how the Native Americans and African slaves made the success of indigo in South Carolina possible. She also emphasizes the material culture around particular objects, including maps, prints, paintings, and clothing. "Red, White, and Black Make Blue" is a fraught and compelling history of both exploitation and empowerment, revealing the legacy of a modest plant with an outsized impact.

Textiles for Industrial Applications (Hardcover, New): R. Senthilkumar Textiles for Industrial Applications (Hardcover, New)
R. Senthilkumar
R3,017 Discovery Miles 30 170 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An evolution is currently underway in the textile industry and Textile for Industrial Applications is the guidebook for its growth. This industry can be classified into three categories-clothing, home textile, and industrial textile. Industrial textiles, also known as technical textiles, are a part of the industry that is thriving and showing great promise. Unlike conventional textiles traditionally used for clothing or furnishing by consumers, industrial textiles are used for manufacturing and functionality purposes, and generally by other industries. This book provides an encyclopedic review of industrial textiles, covering all of the latest trends in the development and application of these textiles with advice and suggestions on how to apply them in other industries. Discusses the latest technologies adopted in the industrial textile industry including nano finishing and plasma applications Covers the basic fundamentals about product characteristics and production techniques Caters to students and faculty involved in textile technology, composite technology, and other interdisciplinary courses as it relates to product engineering and product development Textiles for Industrial Applications details the market potential and growth of industrial textiles and explains the steps involved in the product development of industrial textiles. It discusses property requirement, the basic textile manufacturing process, manufacturing techniques and fibers used, as well as application methods. The book highlights recent developments in terms of raw material usage, manufacturing technology, and value-added finishes in this sector. A separate chapter focuses on the testing procedures of various industrial textiles.

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