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Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles

Resources for research in apparel, merchandising, design, and textiles.

Internet Links

International Textile and Apparel Association. A professional, educational association composed of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education.

Databases, Indexes, Specialized Resources

Electronic Reference Books

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion  The Encyclopedia, a ten volume set, explores the dressed and adorned body across cultures and throughout history. It is illustrated with more than 2,000 images – many of which are unpublished, or rare.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion  Survey of clothing, costume and fashion, presented through 640 essays, arranged alphabetically. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life  Provides information on the cultures of the world, covering different areas of daily life including clothing, food, language and religion.

Print Reference Books

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