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Leslie H. Simpson , M.A.
M.S.,Textile Marketing; Philadelphia University
B. A., International Management and French; Simmons College
Product Manager, Absecon Mills, Inc. (1996 -1999)
Product Manager, Cranston Print Works, Inc. (1999 - 2001)
Senior Sourcing and Quality Assurance Manager, GMA Accessories, Inc. (2001 - 2008)
My research focuses on fast fashion consumer behavior and impacts of overconsumption of apparel effecting the consumer, retailer, manufacturer, global economies and the environment.
Educating students to consider textile and apparel sustainability in their fashion design and fashion merchandising projects and careers is an emphasis in my teaching.
Creative activity includes travel for inspiration in textiles and fashion design; attending museum exhibitions and lectures specific to historic costume as well as trends in textiles and apparel.
Matching sourcing destination with fashion brands’ business model: Comparative advantages of Bangladesh and Vietnam apparel industries, Journal of the Costume Culture Association, 2017
Introduction to Textiles
History of Fashion
Fashion Design Internship
Writing for Fashion
Garment Construction Studio
Member, International Textile and Apparel Association
Member, Kappa Omnicron Nu Honor Society
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