University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Retailing and Consumer Sciences

Sustainably Made and Consumed Clothing

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 “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.

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RCSC Faculty on Tucson Clothing Store Going National

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“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.

Tucson’s Fed by Threads wants to become the Target of organic clothing, its owners say, servicing a gro Read more »

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Is a 'Short-Sale' Mentality Hurting Couponing?

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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.

La Monica Everett-Haynes, University Relations – Communications Sept.

RCSC seniors help impoverished high school students

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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 »

Kellie Speer

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Kellie Speer
Academic Advisor
Retailing and Consumer Sciences
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 621-9644

Soo Hyun Kim, Ph.D.

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Soo Hyun Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice
Retailing and Consumer Sciences
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 621-0830

Patriotic Penny-Pinching

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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.

What types of products are most likely to be discounted as Read more »

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How to stop 13 million tons of clothing from getting trashed every year

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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 »

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Global in the News

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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.

The Terry J. Read more »

Into the Minds of Millennials

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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 »

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abhappu@email.arizona.edu


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