Teaching Experience

Sustainable Fashion : Dialogues and discussion on the issues

Students are introduced to sustainable practices in the global textiles and apparel industry. They explore the ethical and environmental challenges posed by the current supply chain, and critically analyze the impacts of textile and garment manufacturing and movement of goods around the globe to consumers. Emerging concepts, technology and strategies in sustainable fashion explored

Hethorn, J., Ulasewicz, C. (2015). Bloomsbury Fashion Central – – Sustainable Fashion What’s Next? A Conversation about Issues, Practices and Possibilities

Fashion Fibers: Optimizing fibers for sustainable product development

Students examine the environmental impact of the textile and apparel industry and develop strategies to optimize sustainability by selecting fibers and processes that mitigate the negative impacts on people and the planet. The role of standards as a means of improving environmental sustainability are examined. Design methods using cradle-to-cradle principles, and the transition to a circular economy are explored

Gullingsgrud, A., (2017) Fashion Fibers – Designing for Sustainability Bloomsbury Fashion Central

Apparel Sourcing : Introduction to domestic and global sourcing

This course is designed to introduce students to the nature and scope of apparel sourcing. Sourcing raw materials, labour and finished goods, both domestically and internationally, are examined and practiced. Sourcing theories, strategies and frameworks are examined and applied. Sustainable sourcing, the challenges of managing a global supply chain and evolving best practices are discussed

Ha-Brookshire, J. E. (2017). Global sourcing in the textile and apparel industry, 2nd edition New York: Fairchild Books.

World of Fashion : Fundamentals of the Canadian Industry

This course introduces students to the Canadian fashion industry. the organization and operation of the industry – from research through to design, manufacturing, marketing, and retail. Changing fashion, consumer, and environmental factors are linked to the evolution of fashion and the industry, emphasizing technological changes and global perspectives.  Students engage in discussion as part of the process of mastering the language of the industry and preparing to launch successful careers.

Fashion Marketing & Merchandising,5th Edition 2017 Mary Wolf, The Goodheart-Wilcox Company, Inc.

Quality Control in Apparel:

This course introduces the students to the principles and procedures involved in establishing apparel product quality.  Students are shown how to determine the quality needs of a company and the methods of establishing physical processes that are necessary to ensure products conformity to standards and specifications. 

Sewn Product Quality – A Management Perspective, Doris H. Kincade, Pearson 2008