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Retailing and Consumer Sciences

Norton School Director Has Passion for Sustainable Fashion

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"What I would say to consumers is to figure out how much you spend a year on clothing and instead of buying 150 pieces for that money, invest the same amount in a few good pieces that last over time," says Norton School Director Dr. Jana Hawley.

February is a big month for fashion, with Fashion Week runway shows taking place in New York, Paris, London and, beginning this week, Milan. Read more »

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Can Learning How to Coupon Save Me Money?

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 “Today, shoppers — particularly millennials — are much less willing to put in the kind of work that traditional coupon-clipping entails,” said Anita Bhappu, Norton School Associate Professor of Retailing and Consumer Sciences.

Paper coupons in circulars and newspapers can still be fruitful, but you need to go through the trouble of looking for them, cutting them up, and being that person in the Read more »

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Laurie Sheldon

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Laurie Sheldon
Adjunct Lecturer
Retailing and Consumer Sciences
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078

Elizabeth Heuisler

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Elizabeth Heuisler
Adjunct Lecturer
Retailing and Consumer Sciences
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078

Marissa McCourry

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Marissa McCourry
Associate Director of Executive Education
Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 621-1539

As part of the Executive Education team of the Terry J. Read more »

Lisette Rice

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Lisette Rice
Assistant Professor of Practice
Retailing and Consumer Sciences
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 621-2557

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.

11.28.16. 11.28.16, Wired Read more »

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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 »



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