“It’s a difficult process,” says sustainable textiles expert Dr. Jana Hawley, Norton School Director. It’s also a slow process. Machines do some of the work, but the recycled textile industry is still largely human-powered.
“I love the idea that they have a story behind their products. “What a wonderful thing to have if you buy something, to know the story,” says Retailing and Consumer Science Professor Charlette Padilla.
Manufacturers having a "short-sale" mentality to drive product while consumers — loyal customers included — yearn for sizable savings could mean problems for the future of couponing, said Jennifer Andrews, who earned her doctorate from the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences in May.
Retailing and Consumer Sciences Alumni Melissa Renteria shares her story of the project she initiated to help impoverished students.
Retailing and Consumer Sciences Alumni Melissa Renteria shares her story of the project she initiated to help impoverished students: Read more »
Dr. Anita Bhappu, Norton School Honors Professor of Retailing & Consumer Sciences, and Co-Director of the Consumers, Environment & Sustainability Initiative, comments as part of WalletHub panel of experts on Fourth of July retailing.
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“Consumers think, if it has a stain on it, I’ll just throw it in the trash. The truth is that stained shirt is going to be shredded up and made into non-apparel products,” says Dr. Jana Hawley, Norton School Director.
Actress Emma Watson caught the internet’s attention last month when she showed up to the Met Gala wearing a dress made from recycled plastic bottles. Read more »
The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona has announced the 2016 presenters at its 20th annual Global Retailing Conference, which will be held April 14 and 15 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.
Given the rapid evolution in retailing, this year's conference will focus on what's "in" — trends that are reshaping an industry that is increasingly challenged to be intimate, innovational and instant.
In a presentation to members of the UA's University Relations team, Anita Bhappu, Norton School Associate Professor discusses how to best engage millennials, based on the generation's consumer behaviors and attitudes.
A panel of 19 freshmen honors students participated in a Q&A session on how they think as part of the millennial generation. Read more »