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Girls of the Factory - A Year with the Garment Workers of Morocco (Paperback): M Laetitia Cairoli Girls of the Factory - A Year with the Garment Workers of Morocco (Paperback)
M Laetitia Cairoli
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"A very realistic and readable ethnography."--Susan Schaefer Davis, author of "Adolescence in a Moroccan Town" "Offers a portrait of the lives of Moroccan women working in factories. With sensitivity and great honesty, Cairoli evokes the struggles women face as they enter an exploitative labor force and challenge cultural norms. A poignant and devastating portrayal of the underside of globalization."--Rachel Newcomb, author of "Women of Fes: Ambiguities of Urban Life in Morocco" In Morocco today, the idea of female laborers is generally frowned upon. Yet despite this, many women are beginning to find work in factories. Laetitia Cairoli spent a year in the ancient city of Fes; "Girls of the Factory" tells the story of what life is like for working women. Forced to find a factory job herself so that she could speak more intimately with working women, she was able to learn firsthand why they work, what working means to them, and how important earning a wage is to their sense of self. Cairoli conveys a general sense of the working life of women in Morocco by describing daily life inside a Moroccan sewing factory. She also reveals the additional work they face inside their homes. More than an ethnography, this volume is also for those who want to better understand what life is like for a new generation of young women just entering the workforce. M. Laetitia Cairoli is adjunct professor of anthropology at Montclair State University.

Marshalls of Leeds Flax-Spinners 1788-1886 (Paperback): W. G. Rimmer Marshalls of Leeds Flax-Spinners 1788-1886 (Paperback)
W. G. Rimmer
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book was first published in 1960. Its author, W. G. Rimmer, here forms a case study of the Marshalls of Leeds, and their progress and prominence in the field of flax spinning since the outbreak of the French War in 1793. The founder of Marshall and Co., John Marshall, was made a millionaire by the company's success. In documenting the company's economic history, Rimmer draws upon private ledgers, stock books, score letters and notebooks, primarily spanning the years 1806-46. He aims to give a thorough and engaging narrative account of this family and their firm by drawing upon their relationships with the citizens of Leeds, politicians, customers and landowners, as well as looking at the internal development of their business. This engaging and thoroughly researched book will be of great interest to any scholars of nineteenth-century industry in general, or the industrial history of Leeds more specifically.

British Industrialists - Steel and Hosiery 1850-1950 (Paperback): Charlotte Erickson British Industrialists - Steel and Hosiery 1850-1950 (Paperback)
Charlotte Erickson
R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Originally published in 1959, this book surveys the changes in the social origins and career patterns of the leaders of two British industries during the previous century. The biographies of about 1000 managing partners and executive directors from the hosiery industry are pieced together from a variety of sources. Changes in social origins and career patterns are analysed and comparisons made between the leaders of these two very different industries in an attempt to isolate the influence of industry's size and capital requirements on management recruitment. Where possible, comparisons are also made with various studies of American industrial leaders and with other investigations of British industrialists. The book attempts to provide an empirical basis for generalisations about British industrial leadership during the century in which her role in world manufacturing was transformed from that of quasi-monopolist to one of competitor with many other countries.

The English Wool Market, c.1230-1327 (Paperback): Adrian R. Bell, Chris Brooks, Paul R. Dryburgh The English Wool Market, c.1230-1327 (Paperback)
Adrian R. Bell, Chris Brooks, Paul R. Dryburgh
R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The wool market was extremely important to the English medieval economy and wool dominated the English export trade from the late thirteenth century to its decline in the late fifteenth century. Wool was at the forefront of the establishment of England as a European political and economic power and this 2007 volume was the first study of the medieval wool market in over 20 years. It investigates in detail the scale and scope of advance contracts for the sale of wool; the majority of these agreements were formed between English monasteries and Italian merchants, and the book focuses on the data contained within them. The pricing structures and market efficiency of the agreements are examined, employing practices from modern finance. A detailed case study of the impact of entering into such agreements on medieval English monasteries is also presented, using the example of Pipewell Abbey in Northamptonshire.

Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History, Series Number 5 - An Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830-1930... Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History, Series Number 5 - An Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830-1930 (Paperback)
Giovanni Federico
R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830-1930, first published in 1997, is an ambitious historical analysis of the development of a major commodity. Dr Federico examines the rapid growth of the world silk industry from the early nineteenth century to the eve of the Great Depression of the 1930s. Silk production grew as a result of Western industrialisation, which in turn brought about increased incomes and thus increased demand for silk products. The author documents the changes in methods of production and the technical progress that enabled the silk industry to cope with this new influx in demand. Dr Federico then discusses the significant changes in the geographical distribution of world output that accompanied this growth. In conclusion, Federico points out that silk did indeed becomes the first example of a Japanese success story on the world market, Italy and China both losing their markets due to Japan's large agricultural supply of raw material (cocoons) and its adroitness in importing and adopting Western technology.

Ten Per Cent and No Surrender - The Preston Strike, 1853-1854 (Paperback): H.I. Dutton, J.E. King Ten Per Cent and No Surrender - The Preston Strike, 1853-1854 (Paperback)
H.I. Dutton, J.E. King
R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a study of industrial unrest in the cotton industry at a time when the economy was on the threshold of mid-Victorian prosperity, and when Chartism was still much more than a memory. The town of Preston was the crucial battlefield, and here the masters and men fought out a bitter trial of strength. The strike of 1853-54 closed the Preston cotton industry for seven months, and disrupted production in many other towns in Lancashire. Against the implacable opposition of the masters, the strikers toured the country to organize support, and raised GBP100,000 in subscriptions from their fellow operatives. The dispute featured prominently in the national and provincial press, and the weavers' delegates, notably George Cowell and Mortimer Grimshaw, became celebrities overnight. After five months, the employers brought in blackleg labour, and when the detested `knobsticks' failed to break the strike they had the operatives' leaders arrested. These moves did not deter the cotton workers, who were forced back to work only when their financial reserves were exhausted. Their campaign ended defiantly, as it had begun, with cries of `Ten Per Cent still, and no surrender'. This book is their story.

Growth and Decline in Colchester, 1300-1525 (Paperback): R. H Britnell Growth and Decline in Colchester, 1300-1525 (Paperback)
R. H Britnell
R853 Discovery Miles 8 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a study of one of England's principal cloth towns during the late Middle Ages. It draws extensively upon unpublished records in Colchester and elsewhere, and is the first history of a medieval English town to analyse in conjunction the relationships between overseas trade, urban development and changes in rural society. First it describes Colchester in the earlier fourteenth century, its trade, its agricultural setting and its form of government. The book then shows how cloth-making grew in Colchester after the Black Death and how the population increased until about 1414. The implications of this for the government of the borough and for the town's role in the local economy are discussed. The last section shows that Colchester's growth was not sustained through the fifteenth century, and examines some of the causal links between economic contraction, institutional change in the borough and agrarian depression in the surrounding countryside.

The Handloom Weavers (Paperback): Duncan Bythell The Handloom Weavers (Paperback)
Duncan Bythell
R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

'No other group of workers in the history of the English working-class has received more sympathy and less scholarly attention than the handloom weavers of the Lancashire cotton industry during the Industrial Revolution.' Mr Bythell's is a detailed study of this important group. His aim is to examine the transition from the domestic system to the factory system in cotton weaving in the first half of the nineteenth century. He provides detailed information on the geographical distribution of handloom weaving, the size and structure of the labour force, the varying history of employment, wages and standard of life, the efforts made by the weavers to alleviate their distress through industrial and political action, and their final displacement and disappearance. The results of his research enable Mr Bythell to challenge several of the generally accepted views about the weavers.

The English Wool Market, c.1230-1327 (Hardcover): Chris Brooks, Adrian R. Bell, Paul R. Dryburgh The English Wool Market, c.1230-1327 (Hardcover)
Chris Brooks, Adrian R. Bell, Paul R. Dryburgh
R2,007 Discovery Miles 20 070 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The wool market was extremely important to the English medieval economy and wool dominated the English export trade from the late thirteenth century to its decline in the late fifteenth century. Wool was at the forefront of the establishment of England as a European political and economic power and this volume is the first study of the medieval wool market in over 20 years. It investigates in detail the scale and scope of advance contracts for the sale of wool; the majority of these agreements were formed between English monasteries and Italian merchants, and the book focuses on the data contained within them. The pricing structures and market efficiency of the agreements are examined, employing practices from modern finance. A detailed case study of the impact of entering into such agreements on medieval English monasteries is also presented, using the example of Pipewell Abbey in Northamptonshire.

Codford: Wool and War in Wiltshire - England's Past for Everyone (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): John Chandler Codford: Wool and War in Wiltshire - England's Past for Everyone (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
John Chandler
R356 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R80 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Wiltshire village of Codford lies in the lush Wylye Valley, between Salisbury Plain to the north and the chalk escarpments of the Wiltshire Downs to the south. Most travellers on the A36 between Warminster and Salisbury will take the bypass through the southern edge of the parish. But, for those who care to leave their cars and wander through the village, Codford's past is displayed in its landscape, its streets and its buildings. The village and its surroundings are not only outstandingly beautiful, they are also rich in history. Codford is a quintessential English parish and, like every parish, has a story to tell. First mentioned in 901, its later development was subject to the twin influences of road and river. Codford: Wool and War in Wiltshire explores why the landscape and architecture of an agrarian parish look the way they do, and examines how its people, their livelihoods and social connections have made it what it is. From early Anglo-Saxon settlement to important military garrison, through lords and landowners, agriculture and religion, community organisations and the impact of two World Wars, this fascinating look into Codford's rich past will evoke the history of many similar places.

The Object of Labor - Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production (Hardcover): Joan Livingstone, John Ploof The Object of Labor - Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production (Hardcover)
Joan Livingstone, John Ploof
R795 R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Save R172 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"The Object of Labor" explores the personal, political, social, and economic meaning of work in the context of art and textile production. The ubiquity of cloth in everyday life, the historically resonant relationship of textile and cloth to labor, and the tumultuous drive of globalization make the issues raised by this publication of special interest today. The seventeen essays cover topics ranging from art-making practices to labor history and the effects of globalization as seen through art and labor. The artists' projects--twelve striking and beautiful eight-page, full color spreads--conduct parallel investigations into art, cloth, and work. The contributors explore, from historical and personal perspectives, such subjects as the charged history of offshore garment workers; the different systems of production and consumption in factories, homes, studios, and exhibitions; the revelation of class, gender, and sexuality through cloth, costume, and textile images; textile production as commemorative acts in South Africa, the United States, and India; transnationalism, cultural hybridity, and race in the work of individual artists; lost histories of garment production and embroidery; the physical act of art-making as labor; and the value of handmade and "technologically improved" objects. Essays by: Ingrid Bachmann, Carol Becker, Andries Botha, Lou Cabeen, Helen Cho, Alison Ferris, Nancy Gildart, bell hooks, Alan Howard, Mary Jane Jacob, Janis Jeffries, Neil MacInnis, Margo Mensing, Kevin Murray, Sadie Plant, Maureen Sherlock, and collectively by Viji Srinivasan, Skye Morrison, Laila Tyabji, and Dorothy Caldwell. Artist projects and portfolios by: Susie Brandt, Nick Cave, Park Chambers, Lisa Clark, Lia Cook, Ann Hamilton, Kimsooja, Barbara Layne and Sue Rowley, Lara Lepionka, Merrill Mason, Darrel Morris, Pepon Osorio, J. Morgan Puett and Iain Kerr, Karen Reimer, Yinka Shonibare, SubRosa, Christine Tarkowski, and Anne Wilson.

US Textile Production in Historical Perspective - A Case Study from Massachusetts (Hardcover): Susan Ouellette US Textile Production in Historical Perspective - A Case Study from Massachusetts (Hardcover)
Susan Ouellette
R3,089 Discovery Miles 30 890 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For the last three decades, social historians who studied early America expanded older interpretations of colonial economy and society to include family, social position and gender as legitimate topical themes. During that same period, economic scholars have used social historians' community and household studies to explore rural self-sufficiency, the development of commercial agriculture and the Atlantic sea trade. Despite the recent use if family household economics to explore and explain colonial economy and society, most have entirely neglected one of the most fundamental early American industries: domestic textile production.
Colonial historians have previously used information about wool, flax and hemp in broad based arguments about the productive side of the colonial economy, yet few have considered textile production a significant colonial economic activity. As a result, textile-producing networks, construed as either economics or social phenomenon, have largely gone unnoticed.
This study draws from a broad array of sources including the probate inventories of Essex and Suffolk County, Massachusetts, extant account books, trial transcripts, court records and material culture. Combined with a working knowledge of cloth-making, those records reveal that domestic textile production was a major form of social organization, especially in early Massachusetts. Textile-reproducing networks clearly served to draw households, neighborhoods and regions together in particular ways. From the processing of fibers to the finishing of cloth, intense cooperation and an extensive system of corporate labor were key elements of textile production. Simply put, no one gender or age wasresponsible, rather a confluence of females and male as well as young and old laborers were necessary to the ensure the success of the industry.

Sewing the Fabric of Statehood - Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel (Paperback): Adam... Sewing the Fabric of Statehood - Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel (Paperback)
Adam M Howard
R453 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R63 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Long a bastion of Jewish labor power, garment unions provided financial and political aid essential to founding and building the nation of Israel. Throughout the project, Jewish labor often operated outside of official channels as non-governmental organizations. Adam Howard explores the untold story of how three influential garment unions worked alone and with other Jewish labor organizations in support of a new Jewish state. Sewing the Fabric of Statehood reveals a coalition at work on multiple fronts. Sustained efforts convinced the AFL and CIO to support Jewish development in Palestine through land purchases for Jewish workers and encouraged the construction of trade schools and cultural centers. Other activists, meanwhile, directed massive economic aid to Histadrut, the General Federation of Jewish Workers in Palestine, or pressured the British and American governments to recognize Israel's independence. What emerges is a powerful account of the motivations and ideals that led American labor to forge its own foreign policy and reshape both the postwar world and Jewish history.

An Analysis of Production of Worsted Sales Yarn (Hardcover): Alfred H. Williams, Martin A Brumbaugh, Hiram S. Davis An Analysis of Production of Worsted Sales Yarn (Hardcover)
Alfred H. Williams, Martin A Brumbaugh, Hiram S. Davis
R1,663 Discovery Miles 16 630 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A study based on data for the years 1911-1913 and 1919-1929, supplied by spinners owning 90 per cent of the active sales-yarn spindles in the United States.

Sewing the Fabric of Statehood - Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel (Hardcover): Adam... Sewing the Fabric of Statehood - Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel (Hardcover)
Adam M Howard
R1,750 R1,429 Discovery Miles 14 290 Save R321 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Long a bastion of Jewish labor power, garment unions provided financial and political aid essential to founding and building the nation of Israel. Throughout the project, Jewish labor often operated outside of official channels as non-governmental organizations. Adam Howard explores the untold story of how three influential garment unions worked alone and with other Jewish labor organizations in support of a new Jewish state. Sewing the Fabric of Statehood reveals a coalition at work on multiple fronts. Sustained efforts convinced the AFL and CIO to support Jewish development in Palestine through land purchases for Jewish workers and encouraged the construction of trade schools and cultural centers. Other activists, meanwhile, directed massive economic aid to Histadrut, the General Federation of Jewish Workers in Palestine, or pressured the British and American governments to recognize Israel's independence. What emerges is a powerful account of the motivations and ideals that led American labor to forge its own foreign policy and reshape both the postwar world and Jewish history.

Textile Unionism and the South (Paperback): George S Mitchell Textile Unionism and the South (Paperback)
George S Mitchell
R679 Discovery Miles 6 790 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a brief story of the long agitation for textile unions in the South. To evaluate the contributions of textile unions and to determine whether they are socially desirable, it is necessary to know the history of the union movement and the effect unions have had in educating workers. Mitchell gives a clear, succinct account of the movement in the South.Originally published in 1931.A UNC Press Enduring Edition - UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Sustainability and the Social Fabric - Europe's New Textile Industries (Hardcover): Clio Padovani, Paul Whittaker Sustainability and the Social Fabric - Europe's New Textile Industries (Hardcover)
Clio Padovani, Paul Whittaker
R2,127 Discovery Miles 21 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

While the topic of sustainability in textile manufacture has been the subject of considerable research, much of this is limited to a focus on materials and practices and their ecological impact. Padovani and Whittaker offer a unique exploration of the textile industry in Europe from the perspective of social sustainability, shifting the focus from the materiality of textile production to the industry's relationships with the communities from which the products originate. Featuring six in-depth case studies from design entrepreneurs, artisans and textile businesses around Europe, from Harris Tweed in Scotland to luxury woollen mills in Italy, Sustainability and the Social Fabric explores how new centres of textile manufacturing have emerged from the economic decline in 2008, responding creatively and producing socially inclusive approaches to textile production. Case studies each represent a different approach to social sustainability and are supported by interviews with industry leaders and comparisons to the global textile industry. Demonstrating how some companies are rebuilding the local social fabric to encourage consumer participation through education, enterprise, health and wellbeing, the book suggests innovative business models that are economically successful and also, in turn, support wider societal issues. Essential reading for students of textiles, fashion, design and related subjects, this book will demonstrate how a business ecosystem that focuses on inclusive growth and social innovation can lead to sustained mutual benefit for textile industries and their local communities.

Salts Mill - The Owners and Managers 1853 to 1986 (Paperback): Maggie Smith, Colin Coates Salts Mill - The Owners and Managers 1853 to 1986 (Paperback)
Maggie Smith, Colin Coates
R346 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R58 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sir Titus Salt built a mill and village in 1853 that continues to be named after him. Already a successful worsted manufacturer in Bradford, his decision to build a huge `vertical' mill commenced a pattern of intertwined fortunes between Salt's Mill and Saltaire's residents, one that has continued. It housed all processes from treating raw wool to finishing quality worsted materials, alongside houses and community amenities for his workers. Ownership of Salts Mill initially passed to Salt's fifth son but went into voluntary administration in 1892. The mill was rescued and prospered under the ownership of Sir James Roberts until 1918, when family and business tragedies resulted in his sale of Salts Mill to a consortium of Bradford businessmen. During lean times for the textile trade in the 1920s, the private company of Salts Mill was floated as a public company and success returned to the mill. This led to record dividends in 1956, resulting in a dramatic take over by Illingworth, Morris - a company founded by the Ostrer family, who grew a global, multi-national textile company, retaining their headquarters at Salts Mill until textile production ceased. The twists, turns and dramas at Salts Mill are recounted in this book.

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability - Sustainable Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu Textiles and Clothing Sustainability - Sustainable Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
R2,056 Discovery Miles 20 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is the first book to deal with the innovative technologies in the field of textiles and clothing sustainability. It details a number of sustainable and innovative technologies and highlights their implications in the clothing sector. There are currently various measures to achieve sustainability in the textiles and the clothing industry, including innovations in the manufacturing stage, which is the crux of this book.

Unraveled - Labor Strife and Carolina Folk during the Marion Textile Strikes of 1929 (Paperback, 2nd): Travis Sutton Byrd Unraveled - Labor Strife and Carolina Folk during the Marion Textile Strikes of 1929 (Paperback, 2nd)
Travis Sutton Byrd
R713 R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Save R83 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It was called "the summer of dynamite." In 1929, on the eve of the Great Depression, the southern textile belt-from the rayon mills of upper East Tennessee to the bleacheries and weave rooms of the Carolina piedmont-exploded in a full-on civil war marked by political intrigue, kidnapping, attempted and outright murder, rioting, and the threat of armed insurrection against the state. Communists agitated in Gastonia, North Carolina; the American Federation of Labor led organiz-ing efforts in nearby Marion; and the regional elite was forced to choose sides as its forces collided with those of the millworkers and rival unions battling for organizational supremacy. Drawing on never-before-utilized sources, including minutes of corporate board meetings, union rosters, scrapbooks kept by local residents, courtroom testimony, a wide assortment of news reports, and ballads written by striking workers, Travis Sutton Byrd has woven together a complex and arresting account of the textile strikes that signaled the passage of the great mill-building cam-paigns of the New South into the modern era. Focusing especially on labor unrest in the town of Marion, while intertwining that story with events elsewhere in the textile belt, Byrd shows in fasci-nating detail the ways in which the industrial culture of the New South came unraveled during one fateful summer. With fearful memories of turn-of-century Fusion politics-a coalition between the working class and the Republican Party-shaping the response of the region's Democratic, business-as-usual elite, the outcome was a campaign by the AFL to "Organize the South," an effort that laid the groundwork for reform under Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. With its novelistic narrative and rich cast of characters-owners and politicians, millhands and reporters, reformers and radicals-Unraveled will seize the attention of anyone interested in the politics of class, culture, and regional transformation

The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry - Fast Fashion and Its Negative Impact on Environment and Society (Hardcover): Nikolay... The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry - Fast Fashion and Its Negative Impact on Environment and Society (Hardcover)
Nikolay Anguelov
R2,048 Discovery Miles 20 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

When thinking about lowering or changing consumption to lower carbon footprints, the obvious offenders come easily to mind: petroleum and petroleum products, paper and plastic, even food. But not clothes. Although the clothing industry is the second largest polluter after agriculture, most consumers do not think of clothes as a source of environmental damage. The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry: Fast Fashion and its Negative Impact on Environment and Society exposes how clever marketing tactics designed to increase demand skillfully hide this reality. An in-depth examination of the international fashion trade and related goods, this book raises visibility of the ethical aspects of promoting overconsumption through explaining the ecological damage resulting from the high rate of discarding old clothes. It focuses on the promotion, globalization, and integration of the apparel sector into our social and political landscape. It presents an expert overview of the garment industry, highlighting the harsh realities of the environmental and labor problems associated with it. It tracks the commercial and cultural factors that have led to the growth of fast fashion retail and its dominance of the entire industry. The book covers current regulatory policies, both national and international, on production and labor, and the author does not shy away from making recommendations for change. He examines marketing, business, and economic models to explain how assumptions of traditional economic theory on industrial growth and prosperity fall short in addressing the high social costs of promoting the overconsumption of cheap and readily disposable clothes. You will come away with a detailed, holistic understanding of the garment industry as well as clarity regarding the larger issue of finding balance when it comes to the ethics of consumption.

International Competition and Strategic Response in the Textile Industries SInce 1870 (Paperback): Mary B. Rose International Competition and Strategic Response in the Textile Industries SInce 1870 (Paperback)
Mary B. Rose
R1,142 Discovery Miles 11 420 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book of essays, which draws on the expertise of leading textile scholars in Britain and the United States, focuses on the problem of and responses to foreign competition in textiles from the late nineteenth century to the present day. A short introductory essay by the editor is followed by a survey of the debates surrounding the British cotton industry, foreign competition and competitive advantage. The other essays consider various aspects of that competition, including textile machine-making, Lancashire perceptions of the rise of Japan during the inter-war period and responses to foreign competition in the British cotton industry since 1945, whilst others deal with the decline and rise of merchanting in UK textiles and European competition in woollen yarn and cloth from 1870 to 1914. A recurring theme in a number of the essays is Japanese competitive advantage in textiles. The book is unique since although there are numerous books dealing with the problems of British staple industries, none focuses primarily on the issue of competition, its sources and responses, nor on textiles in general rather than a single industry. Moreover, since the scope is international rather than limited only to the UK, it follows recent trends in British busines history away from single company case studies towards a more thematic, comparative approach. In addition, the international authorship of these papers gives this book, first published in 1991, wide appeal.

Apparel Quality - A Guide to Evaluating Sewn Products (Paperback): Janace E. Bubonia Apparel Quality - A Guide to Evaluating Sewn Products (Paperback)
Janace E. Bubonia
R2,558 Discovery Miles 25 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This user-friendly guide to evaluating apparel quality presents the roles of product designers, manufacturers, merchandisers, testing laboratories, and retailers from product inception through the sale of goods, to ensure quality products that meet customer expectations. Bubonia provides an overview of apparel production, with emphasis on quality characteristics and cues, consumer influences and motivations impacting purchasing decisions, and the relationship of apparel manufacturing and production processes, cost, price point and the quality level of an apparel product. A key aspect of the book is the focus on both U.S. and International standards and regulations required for apparel analysis, performance, labeling requirements and safety regulations. The text is highly illustrated with images of stitch and seam types plus photos of their uses in actual garments, providing students with the tools needed to skillfully evaluate and critique quality elements in apparel and textile products. Key Features ~ Supplementary Apparel Quality Lab Manual (sold separately) includes hands-on lab activities and projects that simulate real-world garment analysis and material testing ~ Industry Scenario boxes present case studies highlight real world situations such as the Lululemon recall and the environmental impact of apparel manufacturing ~ Provides an illustrated guide to ASTM stitch and seam types Teaching Resources ~ Instructor's Guide with Test Bank ~ PowerPoint presentations for each chapter PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501395338. STUDIO Instant Access can also be purchased or rented separately on BloomsburyFashionCentral.com.

Treatment of Textile Processing Effluents (Hardcover): Natarajan Manivasakam Treatment of Textile Processing Effluents (Hardcover)
Natarajan Manivasakam
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CONTENTS Chapter - 1. Introduction; Chapter - 2. Characteristics of Cotton Textile Processing Effluents; Sizing; Desizing; Scouring; Bleaching; Mercerizing; Dyeing; Printing; Finishing; Combined Effluent; Chapter - 3. Treatment of Cotton Textile Processing Effluents Chapter - 4. Charactristics and Treatment of Synthetic Textile Processing Effluents; Process and Characteristics of Effluents; Treatment; Chapter - 5. Knit Fabric Finishing; Chapter - 6. Characteristics and Treatment of Woollen Textile Processing Effluents; Chapter - 7. Recent Trends in Textile Waste Water Management; Chapter - 8. Reduction of Pollution Load; Waste segregation; Recovery & Reuse of Sizes and Other Chemicals; Substitution of Low-Pollution Load Chemicals; Judicious use of chemicals; Process changes; Economy in Water use; Chapter - 9. Recovery and Reuse of Sizes, Dyes and Other Chemicals; Recovery of PVA and other Sizing agents; Caustic soda Recovery; Recovery of Dyes; Reuse of Ozonated Dyebath; Recovery of Other Valuable materials; Recovery of Heat; Chapter - 10. Recycling and Reuse of Waste Water; Chapter - 11. Conservation and Reuse of Water; Part - II.TREATMENT METHODS; Chapter - 12 Treatment Methods - An Introduction; Chapter - 13. Preliminary and Primary Treatments; Screening; Equalization; Neutralization; Neutralization of Acidic Wastes; Neutralization of Alkaline Wastes; Coagulation; Coagulants; Auxiliary chemicals; Flocculation - Aids; Coagulation & Flocculation Equipments; Merits & Demerits of Coagulation; Sedimentation; Floatation (Dissolved Air Floatation); Chapter - 14. Secondary Biological Treatment; Activated Sludge Process; Trickling Filtration; Aerated Lagoons; Oxidation Ponds; Anaerobic Digestion; Sludge Disposal; Removal of Interfering Substances; Chapter - 15. Tertiary Treatment; Multimedia Filtration; Chemical Coagulation; Chemical Precipitation; Disinfection; Ozonation; Activated Carbon Adsorption; Membrane Technology; Dialysis / Electro Dialysis; Evaporation; Chapter - 16.Advanced Methods for the Treatment of Textile Processing Waste Water; Advanced Oxidation Processes; Ozone Treatment; Adsorption; Membrane Technology; Dialysis / Electrodialysis; Ion Exchange; Evaporation; Crystallization; Freezing; Some Patented Technics for Color Removal; Bio-mass based Technologies; Cutting-EdgeTreatment Methods; Chapter - 17. Advanced Oxidation Processes; Non-Photo chemical Methods; Ozonation; Ozone/Hydrogen Peroxide Process; Fenton Method; Homogeneous Photochemical Oxidation Processes; Vacuum-UV Photo Oxidation; UV and Ozone; UV and Hydrogen Peroxide; UV, Ozone and Hydrogen Peroxide; Photo Fenton Method; Heterogeneous Photochemical Oxidation Processes; Chapter - 18. Ozone Treatment; Reactions of Ozone in Waste Water Treatment; Oxidative Reactions and Color Removal; BOD Reduction; Sludge Reduction; Advancements in Ozone Treatment; Chapter - 19. Activated Carbon Adsorption; Chapter - 20. Membrane Technology; Micro Filtration; Ultra Filtration; Nano Filtration; Reverse Osmosis; Disc and Tube Module; Membrane Bio-Reactors; Part - III. ANALYSIS OF TEXTILE PROCESSING EFFLUENTS; Chapter - 21 Purpose of Examination; Chapter - 22.Collection of Waste Water samples; Chapter - 23. Recording of Results; Chapter - 24. Analytical Methods - Important Notes; Chapter - 25. Parameters to be determined on Textile Processing Effluents; Chapter - 26. General Physico-Chemical Measurements; Chapter - 27. Measurement of Organic Pollution; Chapter - 28. Inorganic Constituents - Non Metallics; Chapter - 29. Inorganic Constituents - Metals; Chapter - 30. Miscellaneous Determination; Appendix; Index

Cannon Mills and Kannapolis - Persistent Paternalism in a Textile Town (Hardcover, New): Timothy W. Vanderburg Cannon Mills and Kannapolis - Persistent Paternalism in a Textile Town (Hardcover, New)
Timothy W. Vanderburg
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Cannon Mills was once the country's largest manufacturer of household textiles, and in many ways it exemplified the textile industry and paternalism in the postbellum South. At the same time, however, its particular brand of paternalism was much stronger and more enduring than elsewhere, and it remained in place long after most of the industry had transitioned to modern, bureaucratic management.
In" Cannon Mills and Kannapolis," Tim Vanderburg critically examines the rise of the Cannon Mills textile company and the North Carolina community that grew up around it. Beginning with the founding of the company and the establishment of its mill town by James W. Cannon, the author draws on a wealth of primary sources to show how, under Cannon's paternalism, workers developed a collective identity and for generations accepted the limits this paternalism placed on their freedom. After exploring the growth and maturation of Cannon Mills against the backdrop of World War I and its aftermath, Vanderburg examines the impact of the Great Depression and World War II and then analyzes the postwar market forces that, along with federal policies and unionization, set in motion the industry's shift from a paternalistic model to bureaucratic authority. The final section of the book traces the decline of paternalism and the eventual decline of Cannon Mills when the death of the founder's son, Charles Cannon, led to three successive sales of the company. Pillowtex, its final owner, filed for bankruptcy and was liquidated in 2003.
Vanderburg uses Cannon Mills's intriguing history to help answer some of the larger questions involving industry and paternalism in the postbellum South. Complete with maps and historic photographs, this authoritative, highly readable account of one company and the town it created adds a captivating layer of complexity to our understanding of southern capitalism.

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