November 19, 2013
Apparel textiles faculty exhibits work, presents research at international conference
Sherry Haar's design, Sunflower Saddened, earned a spot in the juried exhibition at the annual meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association in New Orleans.
Students exhibiting their work were E. Monfort-Nelson, H. Sigvaldson and L. Sun.
Apparel textiles faculty, department of apparel textiles and interior design in the College of Human Ecology, presenting at the conference were:
- K. Y. Hiller Connell on Exploration of the environmentally sustainable apparel purchase decision-making process;
- Hiller Connell and M. L. A. LeHew on "You are doing what?" Motivations for fashion acquisition abstinence process;
- LeHew and Hiller Connell on Infusing environmental sustainability into Textile and Apparel curriculum: Professional development needs for a discipline in transition;
- J. M. Kozar on A reexamination of factors contributing to apparel majors’ stress and abilities to effectively manage their time;
- Kozar and J. H. Kang on Socially responsible apparel purchasing intention, knowledge and attitudes: Cross-cultural comparison of U.S. and Korean consumers; and
- L. Sun and LeHew, a poster session on 70 Years of Fashion in the Chinese Dress: Exploring Sociocultural Influences on Chinese Qipao's Hemline Height and Waistline Fit in 1920s-1980s.
Graduate student Sarah Al-Zahrani presented Saudi Female Entrepreneurs: Business Motivations and Commitment to Solving Women's Social Issues. It earned second place on the master's level for best student paper.