river island

Biography River Island was introduced by Bernard Lewis in 1948, a family business and it started out as a small shop in Londonwith the trading name of Lewis Separates. There have been many changes to the brand name such as Chelsea girl and Concept Man and not until 1989 its officially became known as RiverIsland […]

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Changing face of Indian Fashion

Changing face of Indian Fashion “Language disguises the thought, so that from the external form of the clothes one cannot infer the form of the thought they clothe, because the external form of the clothes is constructed with quite another object than to let the form of the body be recognized” (Calefato 2004. p 13). […]

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Skills for running a small business

SKILLS FOR RUNNING A SMALL BUSINESS There are a number of skills required to run a business. You will need to use the skills you have and probably develop new ones as well It is often not possible for one person to have all the skills, in this case you might consider taking on staff […]

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Three categories of textile

1.1 Background Study “Waste is defined as anything left over or superfluous, as excess material or by-products, anything rejected or useless, worthless or unwanted.” D Tanya and K Kathy, 1997. They also depicts three categories of textile and apparel waste in ‘Textile waste Lifecycle model’ namely, post-producer waste generated by manufacturers, pre-consumer waste generated by […]

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Sri Lankan fashion designers

2.1 Sri Lankan amateur fashion designers don’t have a proper platform to showcase their talents. Though many Sri Lankan designers have got lot of talent in this industry, only a very few people are recognized by the society as professional fashion designers. This is mainly due to the unavailability of a platform for amateur fashion […]

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Urban fashion

Urban Fashion Urban cities like New York, Paris, London or Tokyo have too much to offer, there are lots of entertaining varieties of services, while it’s all depends on the product we buy from the electronic portals (Internet buying). The more opportunities we can have in the big cities or urban area’s then in rural […]

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Sustainable clothing consumption Sustainable Clothing consumption

Introduction The word sustainability is derived from the Latin word “sustinere” which means to maintain, support or to endure. Sustainable consumption could be related to aspects such as sustainable development, production and consumption, globalization, etc. “Sustainable consumption is the use of goods and services that satisfy basic needs and improve quality of life while minimizing […]

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Useful contacts in fashion industry

Thinking about my future life and career, long term aims for this MA are to build useful contacts in fashion industry in UK, gain a real insight into the Ethical Fashion Industry in UK, and hopefully complete a work placement at the Ethical Fashion Forum. In order to fulfill my project,I need to do the […]

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Uniqlo Clothing Analysis

Keywords: uniqlo analysis, uniqlo expansion, uniqlo uk Introduction Japanese clothing brand, Uniqlo, specialises in stylish casual-wear which is both high quality and affordable. It is the predominant brand of the Japanese company Fast Retailing Company Limited and accounts for 90 per cent of company’s total sales (UNIQLO UK). The first Uniqlo store opened its doors […]

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Sustainable design

Introduction Sustainable design is the philosophy of designing physical and conceptual objects, the built environment and services to fulfil the principles of economic, social, and ecological sustainability. Sustainable designs are more commonly seen nowadays because of the rise in environmental issues like greenhouse effect and global warming. With reference to a survey done by Autodesk […]

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