NCCC65: Indicators of Social Change in the Marketplace: Producers, Retailers and Consumers

(Multistate Research Coordinating Committee and Information Exchange Group)

Status: Active

SAES-422 Reports



Hawley, J. M., Ellis, J., Wesley, S., LeHew, M., Damhorst, M., Jasper, C., Hegland, J., Wu, J., and Bye, E. (November, 2016). Nuances of federal grant writing. Panelists: Chattarman, V., Ha-Brookshire, J., Karpova, E., LeHew, M. The Nuances of Federal Grant Writing. Special Topics session, 2017 International Textile and Apparel Association conference, Vancouver, BC.

Ha-Brookshire, J., Freeman, C., Kim, J., McAndrews, L., Norum, P., Jin, B., Karpova, E., LeHew, M., Marcketti, S. (2016-2017). Development of Case Studies for Morally Responsible Agricultural Product Supply Chain Education (MoRAPSCE). National Institute of Food and Agriculture: Higher Education Challenge Grants Program. $30,000.

Ha-Brookshire, J., McAndrews, L., Kim, J., Freeman, C., Jin, B., Norum, P., LeHew, M., Hassal, L., Karpova, E., & Marcketti, S. (2017). Exploration of morally challenging business situations within the context of corporate sustainability in the global textile and apparel industry. Sustainability, 9, 1-17. doi:10.3390/su909164






Special Topic Session at an international conference Exploring solutions to the dangers of fashion.

Marcketti, S. & Karpova, E. (2019). Exploring solutions to the dangers of fashion. Special Topic Session, Coordinator and Presenter. Sustainability in Fashion, Regents University London and ITAA Joint Conference, July 30-August 1, 2019. London, UK.

Four NCCC065 members presented at the panel:

  • Pam Norum, University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Jana Hawley, University of North Texas
  • Missy Bye, University of Minnesota
  • Elena Karpova, Iowa State University


Impact: Panel of experts discussed environmental and social impacts of fashion industry and brainstormed various solutions with the session’s attendees at the international conference. Special attention was devoted to discussing recent industry and market examples and innovative solutions to the dangers of fashion. Interactive discussion utilizing creative thinking techniques with the participants followed the panel. Attendees of this international conference, educators and industry professionals from around the world, were provided with original ideas and resources to make the fashion, textile and apparel industry more sustainable.

Jestratijevic, I., Rudd, N.A & Uanhoro, J. Transparency of sustainability disclosures among luxury and mass-market fashion brands. Journal of Global Fashion Marketing. (accepted for publication 12/12/2019)


Cavender R, Howell A, Hillery J, Paulins A, Jestratijevic, I. Exploring Consumers’  Understanding and Evaluation of their Ethical Consumption and Disposition. Journal of Textile Science and Fashion Technology. DOI. 10.33552/JTSFT.2019.02.000536


Hawley, J. M. (2019). Right-Sized Consumption: Should Doughnut Economics Inform the Textile and Apparel Industry?  International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.


Crutsinger, C. and Hawley, J.M. (2019). Future Proofing your Program. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.


Marcketti, S., Karpova, E., Brookshire, J., Bye, E., Hawley, J. LeHew, M. and Norum, P. (2019, July).  Exploring Solutions to the Dangers of Fashion. Panel Presentation at the Sustainable Fashion Conference, London, UK. 

Reilly, A. and Hawley, J.M. (2019). Attention deficit fashion. Fashion, Style, and Popular culture 6(1), p. 83-96.  Doi: 10.1386/fspc.6.1.83_1


Co-Chair, Sustainable Fashion.  ITAA/Regents University. July 27-Aug 1, 2019.


Chi, T., Gerard, J., Dephillips, A., Liu, H., & Sun, J. (2019). Why U.S. consumers buy sustainable cotton made collegiate apparel? a study of the key determinants. Sustainability, 11(11), 1-15.


Chi, T. & Lu, S. (2019). Fashion Supply Chain Sustainability: Offshore vs. Domestic Sourcing. Included in Book “The Dangers of Fashion: Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions” Bloomsbury/Fairchild.


Ganak, J., Summers, L., Tai, Y., Adesanya, O., & Chi, T. (2019). The Future of Fashion Sustainability: A Qualitative Study on U.S. Female Millennials' Purchase Intention towards Sustainable Synthetic Athleisure Apparel. 2019 International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, October 26-29, 2019.


Gerard, J., Warren, C., Yu, Y., Wang, Y., & Chi, T. (2019). A Study of Key Factors Influencing U.S. Consumers' Intent to Purchase Slow Fashion Products. 2019 International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, October 26-29, 2019.


Anderson, R., Nelson, A., Zhao, Z., Liang, D. & Chi, T. (2019). Understanding U.S. Millennials’ Intention to Donate Used Clothing: A Study of the Key Determinants. 2019 International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, October 26-29, 2019.


Chi, T., Chen, K., & Marsh, T. (2019). A Life Cycle Assessment of Biodegradable Mulches Application in Crop Production. Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA, July 21-23, 2019.


McCoy, L., Alley, A., Wang, T. Y., Wang, C.H. & Chi, T. (2019). Sustainability Reporting and Transparency: A Content Analysis of Leading Apparel Companies. 2019 SFTI-WSU meeting, Seattle, WA, July 15-18, 2019.


Ganak, J., Chen, Y., Liang, D., Liu, H. & Chi, T. (2019). U.S. consumers’ perceived value of apparel recycling services: insights for brands and retailers. 2019 Global Fashion Management Conference at Paris, Paris, France, July 11-14, 2019. 


Son, J., Niehm, L., & Lee, J. (2019). Assessing the social media needs and barriers of small rural


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