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Family -- Testing -- Abstracts
2nd. ed. 3 Vol. Ed. by John Touliatos, Barry F. Perlmutter, Murray A. Straus. Thousand Oaks Park, CA: Sage, 2001. Ref HQ728 .H267 2001 v. 1-3 Over 1,000 abstracts of instruments that deal with various dimensions of interaction, intimacy, values, parenthood, family roles and power, and adjustment. Most abstracts provide a description of the instrument, sample items, variables measured, and references. Also includes information about availability of each test.
Family assessment
This database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Journal of Family Studies, Journal of Marriage & Family, and Family Relations
2nd. ed. 3 Vol. Ed. by John Touliatos, Barry F. Perlmutter, Murray A. Straus. Thousand Oaks Park, CA: Sage, 2001. Ref HQ728 .H267 2001 v. 1-3 Over 1,000 abstracts of instruments that deal with various dimensions of interaction, intimacy, values, parenthood, family roles and power, and adjustment. Most abstracts provide a description of the instrument, sample items, variables measured, and references. Also includes information about availability of each test.
Family violence
Violence & Abuse Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains 35,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.
Fantasy fiction, American -- Dictionaries
Eds.Pat Pflieger and Helen M. Hill. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1984. Ref PR830.F3 R4 1984 Includes plot, character, and author summaries for thirty-six North American and British authors of fantasy for children.
Fantasy fiction, English -- Dictionaries
Eds.Pat Pflieger and Helen M. Hill. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1984. Ref PR830.F3 R4 1984 Includes plot, character, and author summaries for thirty-six North American and British authors of fantasy for children.
Fashion
ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Images are available for use in presentations for educational or other noncommercial uses.
This webportal provides many links to help guide you through NYC. Review the menu on the left side of the page to find walking tours and read restaurant, museum and shopping reviews as well as finding links to discount Broadway tickets.
The American Fiber Manufactures Association/Fiber Economics Bureau’s website provides information on the U.S. manufactured (man-made) fiber industry including trade names, tariff information and a suppliers guide. The FiberWorld Classroom link leads to information about manufactured textile history, science, manufacturing, health and safety and more.
This museum seeks to document "America's story through the art, history and science of our textiles." Information on exhibits and collections are provided with sample images from the collection.
This website serves as a "directory designed specifically for members of the clothing & fashion accessories industry." The website provides links to hundreds of resources including businesses and associations (U.S. and world), schools, publications and trade shows as well as information on a variety of topics including customs regulations, care labels and clothing conversion charts.
This website serves as a "directory designed specifically for members of the clothing & fashion accessories industry." The page provides links to wholesale fabric sourcers.
This glossary provides brief definitions of commercial apparel industry terms with some links to online articles, histories and related materials.
This offers full text plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications, now with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. Full text coverage for selected periodicals is also included. Reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals is also included. Also includes access to Art Index Retrospective.
The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material culture "committed to studying the cultural history of the material world." Visitors can view images for the Center's changing exhibits galleries. Many of these exhibits focus on clothing and textile history.
The Bata Shoe Museum contains over 10,000 shoes documenting 4,500 years. Look for the online exhibits, podcasts and educational lesson plans for additional information on special topics.
COLOURlovers is a online community that offers a number of interesting tools. Membership is free and once signed in, members may create their own online color palettes and patterns. Visitors may also browse tabs to pull inspiration from palettes based on street fashion, magazines, interior design an other sources.
This is a subscription site, however, some material is accessible to visitors. California Apparel News' website includes brief news and fashion articles and includes a trade show calendar.
This is the official site of the National Chamber for Italian Fashion, a nonprofit Association founded in 1958, which protects, coordinates and promotes the development of Italian fashion through an active calendar of events, programs and initiatives. Visitors will want to explore many of the site's pages including the Members List (searchable by name or design/manufacturing category), conferences (presentation slides and notes from some past conferences are available) and information about the organization's sponsored annual fashion shows (including Milano Moda Donna, Milano Moda Uomo, Pre-Collection and Showroom). Visitors may also want to download the organization's brochure, a 40 page PDF, linked at the bottom of the homepage.
This website by the American Apparel and Footwear Association provides informaton on careers in the "sewn products industry." The site provides brief job descriptions and articles offering advice from people in the industry.
Take a virtual tour of the Costume and Textiles collection or search the Museum Collection Database for images of costumes and textiles from the collection.
An ever-changing links site, City Search connects to online Yellow Pages and many brief articles. A “Today in New York” section provides reviews of popular businesses and locations.
The Clean Clothes Campaign is an alliance of European organizations "dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment and sportswear industries." The site provides a number of resources for labor organizers and those interested in garment working conditions including publications, videos, recent news and campaign updates.
Clothing Model caters to members of the modeling industry and provides an online directory to modeling agencies by name and location (U.S. and world) as well as other services catered to models.
Conversion charts American, British and European sizes for women’s and men’s clothing and shoes.
Includes size charts with U.S., UK, European and Japanese sizes for womenswear, menswear and childrenswear with links to shoe size charts and US Standard Sizing information.
The Color Association of The United States offers members forecasting services designed to ensure "marketplace success for their color decisions." While most services are available only through paid membership, visitors may access white papers with articles documenting the impact of specific colors, sample seasonal inspirational images and a site blog.
This large glossary in PDF format provides detailed definitions for fibers and fiber-related terms as well as extensive black and white illustrations.
The Contemporary Fashion Archive (2002-2007) is a joint project of a number of European fashion institutions intended to "feature collections and projects of various international fashion and accessory designers, whose work is characterized by an experimental and innovative approach to fashion." Visitors can browse by designers, institutions, magazines and exhibits. Links continue to be kept current.
Click onto the Conversion Charts link to connect to a number of tools including fabric conversion charts, button size charts, clothing conversion charts, retail math equations and currency calculators.
The Cooper-Hewitt Museum is the "is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design." Visitors can view select items in the museum's collection and may go to the Exhibition link to examine online components of current and past exhibitions.
This union represents costume designers and illustrators working in the film and television industry. The website includes a membership directory, a gallery with photographs and drawings of members’ work, and information about awards and events. Visitors can click on the CDG Magazine link to view PDFs of The Costume Designer, the organization's quarterly magazine.
Covers Western costume history by period and includes a time line of costume history images, and links to websites on costume history and design.
This is a digital collection of four historic costume books from the Special Collections and Rare Books Room of Waldo Library at Western Michigan University. "Each of these books illustrates aspects of dress from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century." Two focus on popular Parisian fashion and two provide information on the peoples and clothing of Persia.
The CSA is a scholarly organization that “advances the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance.” The society publishes the journal Dress. Visitors will find information about job openings, grants and awards. A list of members provides links to a number of historic clothing related services.
The website of this global organization provides information of textile research, agricultural research, articles from Lifestyle Monitor magazines and a fabric library directory of source companies for the cotton industry as well as information about many additional services.
"The Cottonworks Global Fabric Library is a searchable online directory that. . .will help you source cotton in wovens, knits, home furnishing, lace/trim constructions that contain 100% cotton or are cotton-rich (which are fabrics containing 60% cotton or more)."
The CFDA is a nonprofit trade association of fashion and accessories designers. Visitors may read about the CFDA Awards as well as scholarship and internship opportunities.
This PDF provides one-page, easily printable croquis for an average woman, a petite woman, a plus-sized woman, a man, a 6-9 year old child and a toddler.
This site commercial site provides a number of simple posed fashion croquis templates for women, men and children. The images are downloadable in Illustrator or as a jpg.
This webpage contains links to photographs of real articles of women's clothing dating from 1600 to 1919 housed in a number of museums around the world. Viewers can browse by date and then clothing type.
This glossary provides brief definitions of Indian fashion terms including clothing types and accessories.
A museum of 20th and 21st century design, architecture and fashion. Search Design at the Design Museum for an alphabetical archive of design history. This archive includes articles with brief bibliographies for many designers. Look at the Digital Design Museum for "a series of virtual galleries" highlighting specific aspects of the collection.
The online home of Details magazine. Viewers can view read a number of short style articles and view brief cover shoot videos and interviews.
DDI Magazine "focuses on store design, visual merchandising, architecture, marketing and branding." While the full-text magazine is only available to subscribers, the website provides retail news headlines, retail sector reports, a searchable product company database and a blog, the RetailDesignDiva.
KSU subscribers have access to Doneger's Design Workshop (womenswear and menswear seasonal forecasts) and Color Workshop (color season forecasts). Subscribers should go directly to the company's website and provide the appropriate Username and Password to successfully access this site.
This glossary provides brief definitions of fashion terms, organized alphabetically.
The Duke University Libraries' Ad*Access Project "presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II." Some of these advertisements may be of interest to fashion and design students for their historic images. The advertisements on this web site have been made available for use in research, teaching, and private study.
This website provides tools for color matching, creating color harmonies, searching a tint, color calculating (converting color data to different color spaces) and color calibrating your monitor.
An eco-fashion website which provides an online magazine of eco-fashion articles, a glossary of terms, blogs and links to many other eco-fashion resources including an Ecofashion Finder to locate brands, designers and online stores.
The Outdoor Industry Association's created the Eco Index (currently in Beta) as "a ground-breaking environmental assessment tool designed to advance sustainability practices within the outdoor industry. It provides companies throughout the supply chain a way to benchmark and measure their environmental footprint, allowing them to identify areas for improvement and make informed sourcing and product life cycle decisions." Visitors may wish to explore the glossary of terms, links, FAQs and tools in this rich site.
EcoLabs is a "not for profit network of designers and visual artists who create materials, projects and programs that support ecological literacy." Visitors can download a full-color eco-literacy map/poster and a number of papers including the 2012 Imperative which "challenges individuals within education to work towards embedding ecological and sustainability literacy in the curriculum."
Focusing on style and sustainability, this site includes tabs on fashion, beauty and lifestyle with brief articles and videos on eco-products and trends.
Exotextile News, published by Mowbray Communications Ltd promotes itself as "the monthly magazine for the sustainable and ethical textiles and apparel industry." Although the magazine is subscription based, viewers can open a sample copy and access news headlines.
Ecouterre is a popular fashion website devoted to the future of sustainable fashion design. It's mission is "to follow the evolution of the apparel industry toward a more environmentally sound future, as well as facilitate a conversation about why sustainable fashion matters." Viewers can do a simple keyword search or click on links to short articles on topics including Men's fashion, Women's fashion, Textiles, Technology and Designers. Visitors can also subscribe to receive a weekly newsletter.
Everything you ever wanted to know about clothing in the Elizabethan Era. Articles on underclothes, dress patterns, and hats only hint at the completeness of this site. Great pictures and diagrams accompany most of the text.
Provides access to thousands of images and full-text articles from the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion through the online Berg Fashion Library.
Based in the UK, the not-for-profit Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) "aims to develop a collaborative movement which will transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry within a decade." A left-hand menu provides links to a number of reports, resources and campaigns with a particular emphasis on sustainable suppliers and sourcing. The EFF also sponsors an annual Global Sourcing Marketplace event.
The European Textile Network (ETN) is a nonprofit network of textile artists, cultural heritage institutions and educational institutions with the aim to "develop European co-operation in the field of textile culture." Visitors to the site will be interested in the European Textile Routes, which provides a large network of links (with brief descriptions) to European textile institutions and events both thematically and geographically. These tours are further subdivided into Monuments, Events, Heritage, Textile Production and Education & Research.
California's Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum and Galleries houses "over 10,000 costumes, accessories and textiles from the 18th century to the present day, including film and theatre costume." Select Online Exhibits to see many past and present exhibits including previous examples from the museum's annual 'The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design' exhibit.
"FORA.tv is the leading online destination for intelligent video programs on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world." While viewing some content requires membership, many videos may be viewed without charge. There are hundreds of videos focusing on fashion covering topics ranging from ecofashion to business and design inspiration.
This site provides general information about fibers including a brief fiber history page, fiber producers and trademarks, characteristics of textile fibers, a dictionary of fabric terms, fabric care tips, fiber identification through burn test instructions and consumer alert/fabric recalls. It also provides brief descriptions of 150 high performance products listed alphabetically.
This Fabric Link page provides visitors access to information about fabrics searchable by Company, Trademark, Fiber/Yarn, Fabric and Technological Finish and can assist with sourcing.
Working in Europe, Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is "an international verification initiative dedicated to enhancing workers' lives all over the world. We work closely with a growing number of companies that produce clothing and other sewn products and that take responsibility for their supply chain." Visitors to the sight may search brands and companies that participate, review labor standards and examine FWF policy documents and country reports.
This website offers to connect job seekers and providers in the apparel and retail industry. Individuals may post resumes and review posted jobs free of charge.
The Parson's New School for Design libraries have digitized over 1,500 fashion design sketches from the archival collections of Claire McCardell, Norman Norell and Mildred Orrick with the intent of documenting the history of 20th century American Fashion. "The images that comprise the Fashion Design History Database reflect the metamorphosis of women's fashion from the 1920s through the 1970s. Exploring themes of functionality and form, the designers whose work is represented in the database demonstrate the ways in which fashion has evolved along with women's changing roles."
Subject Guide for Fashion Design and Merchandising.
This is a digital collection of over 400 fashion plates dating 1806-1914. The collection is organized into seven periods from Empire to Edwardian.
This page contains a list of online resources with a focus on children's fashion.
This page contains a list of online clothing and costume history resources.
This page contains links to design history and popular culture resources for students taking FDM 30013.
This page contains a list of online costume, fashion design and merchandising dictionaries and glossaries.
This page contains a list of online eco-/green fashion and ethical fashion related resources.
This page contains a list of online fabric sourcing resources.
This page provides links to online resource pages relating to the fashion and design industry.
This page contains a list of online fashion design and merchandising resources focused on men and the menswear industry.
This page contains a list of online fashion and design-related museum resources and visual resource repositories.
This website by the Fashion Syndicate Press sells fashion runway photographs to the press. Sample photographs may be viewed for free, although individual images are not downloadable. Photographs are organized by city, season and specialized subjects.
Fashion Trendsetter is a fashion forecasting, trend reporting and news e-zine with fashion information from the major trade fairs, trend reports & forecasts. Visitors may go to style notes, fashion trends, color trends, fashion events and fashion shows. The fashion show section provides links and select images from designer shows.
This PDF glossary by Celanese Acetate LLC, is over 200 pages and offers detailed definitions for fibers and fiber-related processes as well as black and white illustrations.
This is a membership site, however, a few areas of the site may be accessed without subscription. This site focuses on fashion and visual store merchandising and it includes a number of trendspotting articles and links.
Founded by British designer Zandra Rhodes, The Fashion and Textile Museum is a "centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery in London." While few exhibits have an online component, visitors can view podcasts and videos of a number of exhibit-related and design events.
Fashion-Era is a link site devoted to analyzing “two centuries of women's costume history.” It is topically organized by time period, clothing type and subject matter.
This website provides a guide to 25 careers in the fashion industry. Each page lists a job description, salary range, outlook, list of qualifications and a proposed career path.
FashionMeGreen is a website and blog "for eco-luxe living." Resources of interest includes Eco Chic Guides for some cities as well as fashion eco makeover photoshoots.
Fashionable History is a online portal to resources for the study and teaching of fashion history. It includes links to scholarly journals, archives, libraries and museums, academic programs and bibliographies of scholarship and primary resources related to costume history.
This Fashionindex.com page provides a directory of wholesale fabric suppliers organized by fabric type.
This online journal was created by the University of Delaware Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies faculty in order to "showcase fashion and apparel markets around the globe, share the insights of leaders in the industry and the latest academic research on critical issues, highlight opportunities for further education and provide a forum the exchange of ideas, connecting members of our community around the globe." Visitors may access both current and archived issues from this site and they may also sign up to receive notification of new issues.
This is a subscription site, however, some material is accessible to visitors. This website provides international fashion show photographs. Visitors can follow the Photos link to collections, which are divided by collection type and then designer and/or country. Free access is generally provided to less recent collections. Designer contact and brief biographical information is also available.
The Commons on Flickr was launched as a collaboration with the Library of Congress and now includes digital contributions from a number of museums and historical agencies with the aims of showing "hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives," Currently users can only search through the simple search field, or browse by institution or tag. Several institutions have photographic 'sets' such as "cowgirls," "bathing beauties" and "hats" which feature fashion-related images. The images in the Commons have no copyright restrictions, however, the user should read the Rights Restrictions for each institution for more detailed information.
In order to fulfill its mission of promoting sustainable economic development, the non-profit Forum for the Future, partners with businesses in order to help them with "reengineering their operations and changing attitudes and behaviors among theirs customers, suppliers and staff." Several downloadable publications on this site focus on sustainable fashion practices and scenarios, including Fashioning Sustainability and Fashioning Futures 2025. Visitors may easily access these through the site's Library tab.
This UK-based fashion site provides blogs, news articles and discussion threads on all aspects of fashion. Click on the Catwalk tab in order to access runway photographs and videos from London Fashion Week, Graduate Fashion Week, and Alternative Fashion Week.
This site by the publishers of GQ magazine allows visitors to view menswear runway shows organized by designer and season. The most current runway shows are viewable as well as shows for approximately the last five years. Fashion previews and commentaries are also available.
This online magazine reports daily on popular culture and media gossip and claims to be “compulsory reading for New York editors and reporters.” Visitors may access archived past issues.
The Gladys Marcus Library supports the research needs of the undergraduates, graduates and faculty of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). "The Library provides a well-selected collection of more than 300,000 volumes of print, non-print, and electronic materials to support the instructional programs in art and design, business and technology, and the liberal arts, with an emphasis on fashion and design resources."
Academics Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward launched the Global Denim Project in 2007 with the intention of inviting anyone interested in the serious study of denim to contribute. Articles and essays highlight many aspects of denim from historical, sociological, anthropological and economic perspectives.
"The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres worldwide. It defines high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain of organic textiles and requires compliance with social criteria as well." Visitors to the site may download the current GOTS certification standards. Visitors may also search the public database for suppliers of GOTS certified textiles and products.
This website provides highlights from Godey's Lady's Book from 1855 to 1858 and three complete issues of Godey’s Lady’s Book for 1855.
This website makes available the contents of the January, February, March, April and November, 1850 Godey’s Lady’s Book online which includes period fashion illustrations.
Green Cotton is a blog intended to "gather, analyze and publish insightful information on eco-fashion" with a focus on "all emerging eco-friendly fabrics, products, stores and individuals," not just cotton. Menus allows readers to search the archives, bring up popular topics including information on specific types of fabrics, fashion and events. It also provides links to related blogs.
Grist is a nonprofit organization that provides a website, blog and weekly podcast on green issues and sustainable living. Search the site to bring up hundreds of fashion entries from 1999 to the present.
Costumes and Textiles is a Digital Interactive Gallery (DIG) presented by the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington. These galleries are "experimental, web-based introductions to specific mediums, subjects, and issues in art and design, all illustrated with images of objects in the Henry's collection." The Costumes and Textiles series provides several ways to explore this area of museum collecting. For example, explore how garments reflect identity, fashion or specific occasions in the wearers' lives. In the textile section, view examples by structure or by type of embellishment. Finally, explore the global connections of Henry Art Gallery objects using Google Earth.
This site is based on the German publication, "Zur Geschichte der Kostume" printed in Munich from 1861 to 1880. This is a good source for researching fashion during the Victorian era and includes both formal and folk dress.
Hoovers is a provider of business information. While a subscription is required to access all of the site's features, visitors may search for specific companies and find addresses, overviews, key numbers, key people, competitors and business rankings.
Select either the Fashion Glossary or the Textile Dictionary from the menu. Pull down menus allow vistors to locate brief definitions of fashion terms organized alphabetically or to consult a dictionary of textile related terms organized by fiber types and alphabetically within each fiber-type.
This tutorial from the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee is designed to assist undergraduate students in making "discerning use of the Internet to help find information for coursework and assignments." The examples provided in this tutorial are from online fashion and beauty sites.
This private health and safety service company offers a series of Consumer Safety document on Textiles and Apparels including an interesting one on eco-textiles.
This is a British parenting magazine and includes a Fashion tab that links to brief articles and images of current children's fashion trends.
Just-style is a news service and market research site for the apparel and textile industry. Access to much of the site is through paid subscription, however, access to a limited number of monthly articles and insight pieces may be gained by registering as a free user.
Homepage of the June F. Mohler Fashion Library
The KSU Museum houses a significant collection of costume and decorative arts dating from the 18th century to the present. Visitors may view costume collections and online exhibitions. This site also includes a costume dictionary and a guide to clothing care.
The KCI holds a collection of clothing from the 18th through the 20th century with an emphasis on Western women's clothing. Follow the Digital Archive to the KCI Database to view approximately 200 objects in the collection through an interactive clothing silhouette timeline. Go to the exhibit links to find additional online components to a few exhibits. Available in Japanese and English.
The LIFE photo archive contains millions of photographs from the mid-19th century through the present. Images are licensed for "personal non-commercial use only". Persons interested in fashion may type in a keyword, a designer's name, or may choose to browse by decade to get a sense of clothing styles.
While not a clothing history site, visitors have access to millions of photographs from the LIFE magazine archives including photographs that document costume and fashion history. Visitors may wish to try a keyword search by the name of a specific designer or a topical search by a decade.
This museum collects and promotes all fields of design, including fashion, with an emphasis on Italian design and designers.
Users select the desired term in a chosen language from the pull down menu and choose the “translates” button to translate the term into four languages.
In that way that IMDB attempts to credit all of those involved in a movie, MYFDB attempts to credit all of those involved in fashion advertising campaigns and editorials, including models, stylists and photographers. Visitors can use the basic search function or narrow their search scope to covers, editorials, campaigns, people and companies. Currently the database contains information back to the mid-2000s. A great resource for biographical information as well as photographs.
"Made-By is a European not-for-profit organisation with a mission to make sustainable fashion common practice and improve environmental and social conditions in the fashion industry." Visitors can examine their scorecard and labeling systems as well as looking at their benchmarking standards.
Based in The Netherlands, Materia "functions as a platform between the creative professional and the manufacturer" in architectural and interior design. The website provides visitors with access to Materia's database of innovative architectural and design materials, which may be searched by keyword, technical or 'sensorial' qualities. Registration is required but free. Visitors may wish to search under terms such as 'fabric', 'fiber' or 'fashion' for interesting results.
This blog functions as an "internet magazine for men that have flair for style." Several regular columns provide articles and commentaries on events in the field of men's design and fashion. The Resources tab takes visitors to links of designers, magazines and webzines and retailers.
The Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design is housed at the University of Urbana-Champaign. It consists of over 5000 pieces including costume and set designs. The collection documents 150 productions of Shakespeare and modern classics dating from 1932 to 1976, staged in England and the United States. The collection, most of it digitized, can be searched by play title, theater name, actor and director names, as well as medium.
Mudpie Design is a British children's fashion forecasting and graphics service. Although forecast material must be purchased, visitors can view some sample pages by clicking on the Trendbooks link and then selecting one of the tabs at the top of the page: Cutiepie (babies), Minipie (children), Mudpie (tweens and juniors), Mpk Female (young adult) or Mpk Male (young adult). Under each tab the viewer may click on the About button to see sample pages. Images however, cannot be enlarged or printed separately.
This webportal provides site searching by topic and location as well as links to events, Broadway shows, arts and attractions and more. Pull down menus allow visitors to access maps, editorial and user reviews, get directions and view sample itineraries.
The National Association of Sustainable Fashion Designers (SFD) is a non-profit with a mission "to work with entrepreneurs and other individuals in fashion to provide training and programs that promote sustainable practices, lead projects that create positive social & environmental change and to develop the next generation of fashion leaders." The organization's blog provides information on webinars, events and recommended books.
View current and past exhibits and images from the museums collection some of which include design and fashion components.
New York magazine features extensive on-line fashion resources including news articles, blogs, and an events calendar as well as topical videos and slideshows. Street style is highlighted in the well-known Look Book link which features photographic portraits and brief interviews with stylish New Yorkers. Click on the Shows, Designers or Models links and search alphabetically to bring up helpful profile information as well as runway photographs.
The NYPL’s Digital Gallery has digitized a number of costume-related publication from the late 19th and early 20th century including “historical surveys as well as manufacturers' booklets and sample swatch catalogs.”
Not Just a Label is an online showcase for emerging fashion designers from over 90 countries. The site also offers designers directories of stores, manufacturers and photographers.
This useful site, geared towards interior design, can also be used as simple tool to create fashion Mood Boards. Registration is free and users can use the site's image library (interiors-focused) or upload images from their own files. The mood board can also be downloaded as a jpg once complete.
This page focuses on the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) campaign "to raise awareness about the negative health and environmental effects of conventional and genetically engineered cotton and the institutionalized exploitation of clothing sweatshops." The site provides links to recent news articles on issues of labor in textile manufacturing as well as organic and genetically engineered textiles. There are also links to background articles, a pesticide database and additional topical resources.
The Global Organic Cotton Community platform was "created for active members of the global organic cotton community to share conversations, knowledge and information about organic and fair-trade cotton." Visitors will find a number of educational briefs on both traditional and organic cotton agriculture and markets with links to key organizations as well as an impressive library of downloadable reports.
Pantone, Inc. is promoted as the "world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color." Pantone products include color forecasting. Visitors may view a number of trend articles for past and upcoming seasons by following the products link to fashion and home and then to the trends link. The webpage offers members (sign-up is free) the ability to download free articles about color.
This site offers regular free online issues of the Australian children's design and fashion magazine, Paper Mache. Visitors may also view previous issues and subscribe to the site's blog.
The Permacouture Institute is an educational non-profit "for regenerative design in fashion and textiles." Visitors to the site can access their blog and read about the Institute's projects including an interesting Fiber and Dye Walk map.
"Wear Organic is a project from Pesticide Action Network UK aiming to reduce the problems from pesticides used in cotton, particularly by promoting organic and fair alternatives." The site offers a list of articles, books and video resources on organic cotton, provides downloadable PDF consumer guides on the topic and an online Organic Cotton Retailer Directory of brands, retail stores (UK) and online shops.
Portland Fashion Week has placed an emphasis on creating a green show and many of the designers featured are promoted as eco-designers. Viewers can look at runway photographs for specific designers and link to designer websites.
Australia's Powerhouse Museum is a technology and design museum that provides a wealth of information related to textiles and fashion. For images and information on specific objects search the museum's collection by category, theme or collection. Do a keyword search for "Electronic Swatchbook" to find a database of almost 2000 high quality digital images of historic fabric swatches dating from the 1830s to the 1920s. Lastly, the Museum houses the Lace Study Centre, an in-depth collection of historic and contemporary lace. Visitors may download a number of educational lace-related documents including a glossary, classification guide and case studies.
Intended to be an online extension of the triannual Printsource New York textile and surface design tradeshow, the database is promoted as "the first and only global online tool that allows buyers of surface and textile designs to search for information on creative talent worldwide." Visitors may search this site by company name, country, industry role or product category. Some businesses include a linkable portfolio page of design examples.
This forecasting agency website provides brief teaser pages designed to promote their trend materials. These teaser pages focus on specific markets in womenswear, menswear and childrenswear and may be useful for researchers.
Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags is an HBO documentary which examines the rise and fall of the U.S. apparel manufacturing industry with a particular focus on the history of Manhattan's garment district. Visitors to HBO's information page about the film can find links to a number of resources including an online exhibit on the famed Triangle Shirtwaist Fire as well as a short interview with the film's directors. An interesting 'featurette' link provides a short movie on the current Save the Garment Center movement.
This website examines English fashion in the 1920s and 1930s as seen in film. The website divides the films by Work, Sport, Leisure, and Travel, and by decade. Each decade is further divided by Womenswear, Menswear, Childrenswear, and Formal Wear. The site includes a costume Bibliography and a handy Glossary with simple definitions of many items of clothing from these decades.
This glossary provides brief definitions of shoe-related terms organized alphabetically.
The Virtual Shoe Museum is supported by a private company. Visitors may view images of approximately 500 shoes accessible by time period, designers, brands, countries and ethnicity. Many images feature a Show "3-D" option that allows visitors to view objects from a rotating 360 degrees. The site also provides brief biographies of shoe designers with links to examples of the designer's work in the collection. The site includes a glossary of shoe terminology. Available in English and Russian.
This website provides information about “footwear, components and related industries.” The site offers a directory of topically and geographically organized associations and suppliers.
A blog and occasional online magazine of children's fashion.
This website provides sustainable fabric sourcing and services from a network of suppliers. Visitors may "search through a comprehensive and curated selection of materials and services, review technical and sustainability specs, calculate lead and ship times, connect with suppliers, and source swatches, yardage and products." Membership is free. A site blog also provides updates on eco-fashion internships, jobs, conferences and news.
This website provides a number of useful charts for knitting and crocheting including abbreviation lists, fit and sizing guides and yarn weight and gauge ranges.
The "online home of Vogue and W," this website makes available thousands of runway photographs from current and past ready-to-wear and couture shows as well as current articles, forums and blog-links to topics in fashion, beauty and shopping. From the homepage, click on the Search tab in order to conduct a Runway photo search (by designer, season and trend) or a Designers, Models and Celebrities photo search (by name). In order to access the forums, viewers must subscribe, but subscription is free.
Based in Central Valley, California, the Sustainable Cotton Project (SCP) "provides growers with information about biological farming techniques" and "educates the public about the importance of reducing chemical use in food and fiber production" through its BASIC campaign aimed at growers and its Cleaner Cotton campaign aimed at manufacturers and consumers. Visitors can access information about all of these campaigns on its website.
The Sustainable Style Foundation (SSF) "is an international, member-supported nonprofit organization created to provide information, resources and innovative programs that promote sustainable living and sustainable design." The foundation publishes SASS, its online magazine, four-times a year, which often feature articles on eco-fashion. Searching the site for the term 'fashion' bring up information from the site's magazine, blog, sourcebook and other areas.
TED, a project of Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, attempts to "look at the role that the designer can play in creating textiles that have a reduced impact on the environment and to provide a toolbox of designer-centered solutions." Follow the TED blog for conferences, events and articles of interest.
Textile Exchange is a non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to expanding the organic/sustainable textiles market. While membership is required for access to some features of the site, viewers may access the Marketplace database to search for member companies and suppliers, download the monthly newsletter, and access a number of educational materials through the Learning Zone and Farm Library sections including audio and videos.
The website includes news, a directory of world trade associations and a list of textile periodicals. The site’s Knowledge Center includes pages on fiber history, textile history, textile “personalities,” fiber trademarks, types of weaves and fabric care.
This Textile Industry Affairs sponsored website gives consumers, educators and apparel industry professionals information about textile care labels.
The TMC collects and documents textiles from around the world. Visitors may view online exhibits and examples of objects from current and past exhibitions. The site's interactive map allows visitors to click on a region to bring up a textile sample with a brief overview of the textile cultures within the region. A wallpaper option assists visitors in downloading an image of one of the museum's textiles.
The Textile Source site offers an International Textile Sourcing Directory searchable by company, textile type or country.
Textile Technology Complete is a scholarly and professional database covering scientific and technological aspects of textile production and processing. Containing over 400 periodical titles, it also draws on current technical reports, books, and trade literature. Also includes resources about apparel, home furnishings, and polymer industries.
This multi-author blog "provides product reviews, eco news and green info to the next wave of smart consumers." Viewers can search by keyword or click on the tabs at the top which include Fashion, Home Decor and Design.
Subscription is required to access many parts of this website. This website offers some free articles on fashion history through its “Research Library” link. Host to over 10,000 web pages and more than 45,000 images. Features a free online costume encyclopedia and a photo collection provided by site users, then dated and presented chronologically online.
This links site is broadly divided by topic and includes links to reference works and museums, costume history, historic topics and ethnic and folk costumes.
Contains sites featuring the art of performance costuming, for live theater (including drama, dance, opera, sport, and stage performers) and film (motion pictures and television).
This web site gathers a phenomenal number of links for the costuming student or professional. Extremely useful are the links providing designs and images.
The Costume Society publishes the Costume Society Journal. The site provides information about the society’s scholarships and awards and links to UK museums and associated costume societies.
This is a topically-organized links site. Topics include costume history (arranged by time period), costume designs and designers, ethnic dress (divided geographically), museums, movie costumes, patterns, vintage clothing and costume suppliers. The costume history section is extensive and includes visual timelines.
This blog promotes its alternative coverage of the New York fashion scene. The archives allow visitors to access all past reports as well.
The Fashion Center Business Improvement District is a nonprofit corporation which promotes New York City's apparel industry. The website includes a map of the district, a list of fashion-related events by month, as well as an economic report for the area.
Organizational membership is required for access to parts of the website. FGI is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the fashion, apparel, accessories, beauty and home industries. Its mission includes advancement of women in these industries. The website includes information about events, career counseling and other aspects of membership.
Visitors may be asked to register to access some parts of this site, however, registration is free. This site currently hosts a number of topical fashion-related forums. It also includes a Fashion Directory of links covering many topics including designers, models and modeling agencies, public relations firms, make-up, hair and fashion stylists and photography and magazines.
The Florentine is a bi-weekly publication intended to encourage English-speaking people living in Florence to "actively participate in and 'connect' with Florentine and Tuscan life and culture." While downloading the publications as PDFs and accessing the online archive requires a paid subscription, visitors will find they can access many brief online articles on topics including News, Style & Fashion, Culture & Customs, and a special section of articles on Florence for Students.
This website provides digital images of costume plates from the book, The History of Costume (Zur Geschichte der Kostume). Individual plates were printed between 1861 and 1880 and were eventually bound together in book form. These images illustrate clothing from antiquity through the late 19th century.
This blog posted by Josh Dorfman, provides information and additional content relating to his radio show, The Lazy Environmentalist in which he discusses eco-friendly products and services and "features interviews with the designers, entrepreneurs and visionaries who are demonstrating how many of today's best choices are green choices." Search the keyword Fashion to bring up many short articles and features.
These teaching units by The Lemelson Center provide information for students on the early industrialization of textiles, early dying technologies and the development of the synthetic fiber Nylon. While the teaching units are geared toward younger students, researchers may find the background information and primary documents available through links to Teacher Essays and Student Activity Packets to be very helpful. Each unit also includes a glossary and a bibliography.
This succinct but well-written essay on modern Italian fashion is part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History series. The essay is illustrated with examples of clothing pieces from the museum's collection. By clicking on the thumbnail of a piece, visitors may bring up a detailed museum record as well as additional information and related links.
Examine Collection Highlights to view 50 items from the Institute's permanent collection. Follow the Features and Exhibition link to find descriptions and sample images from past exhibitions, and look at special topics relating to costumes for a series of essays on more than 20 topics including designers and specific aspects of costume history.
The Museum at FIT supports the educational programs of the Fashion Institute of Technology and "celebrates fashion and textiles as. . .expressions of creativity, knowledge, and identity." Follow the Exhibits link to find information on future, past and current exhibits, some of which are also available as online exhibits. Explore the Online Collections link, which features photographs and information about a number of objects in the museum. Online collections can be searched by keyword or by browsing a topical gallery.
The Museum of Costume, Bath collection focuses on fashionable dress in Britain from the late 16th century to the present. This site features a brief timeline of costume using photographs and descriptions of costumes in the collection.
Ten designers were invited by The Nature Conservancy to create objects using sustainable materials from around the world. The objects they created, including items of fashion, are featured in this online exhibit with the intention to inspire designers and consumers to "reshape our material economy and help advance a global conservation ethic by choosing sustainable materials."
The Textile Museum collects and documents textiles from around the world. Currently its online exhibit, Common Threads, uses interactive components to examine some of the social, cultural and technological aspects of world textiles. Individual collection pieces are highlighted in the Textile of the Month archives.
This 4-page PDF file provides definitions of common terms used to describe hand-made textiles.
An index to selected images used in the study of fashion and costume.
Treehugger promotes itself as the "leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream." The Treehugger site includes blogs, a daily newsletter, video segments and a radio program. It has over 40 contributing writers and covers green news in ten countries. Readers can find information about green fashion by clicking on the Fashion & Beauty tab. An How to Green Your Wardrobe article provides a starting point for many aspects of eco-fashion.
Trends West is an L.A. trend-spotting company, which promotes itself to the fashion industry. Visitors can follow the Retail Notebook link to view a few sample pages of recent past issues of the company's monthly Report. By following the Other Services link, visitors can also to view sample pages from publications in different categories such as girlswear, denim, accessories and swimwear.
The U.S. Office of Textiles and Apparel provides information and data relating to international trade including trade show dates, import quotas and information on trade agreements.
This government website provides job descriptions, average earnings and information about training, working conditions and potential growth for thousands of U.S. occupations. Visitors may search alphabetically or type in one of the following occupations: Apparel Manufacturing; Clothing, Accessory, and General Merchandise Stores; Demonstrators, Product Promoters and Models; Designer; Purchasing Managers, Buyers and Purchasing Agents; Textile, Apparel and Furniture Occupations.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization declared 2009 to be the International Year of Natural Fibres. Although a few years old, visitors can go to this site and click on the link "15 Natural Fibres" to peruse a brief history and learn about the different natural fibers that come from plants and animals, as well as a several educational videos. The "Fibre Stories" link includes stories about new innovations for different natural fibers.
The University of Wisconsin's digital collection includes digitized collections on a number of textile and clothing related topics including the Helen Louise Allen Textile collection and the Human Ecology collection which includes millinery, dressmaking, clothing and costume images from the first half of the 20th century. Visitors may browse the collection by publication title or do full text searches.
The V&A Museum has a collection of over 63,000 clothing and textiles objects. Links include Past Exhibits, Videos and Object Stories. The Day of Record archive is a sociological record of several current fashions including tattoos, hair and nails and the Goth style. Changing features highlight different exhibits and aspects of the collection.
While this Vintage Sewing Pattern Wiki has many commercial links, it is a good source of vintage clothing images. Conveniently visitors may search by time period (decade and individual year), garment type, pattern company and even well-known designers. Images generally show the pattern envelope and not individual pattern pieces.
VADS is an online resource for the students and educators in the visual arts. It consists of a "visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK." The site includes online fashion and textiles collections from a number of art and design colleges and universities in the UK.
WeConnectFashion is a fashion marketplace intelligence service for connecting retailers, brands and suppliers. It features online product, service and supplier directories. Brief articles provide trend information and career tips.
This PDF report produced by researchers at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing's Sustainable Manufacturing Group, "sets out a vision of a sustainable clothes industry which at the same time would offer new opportunities to retailers and manufacturers."
This is a membership site, however, a few areas of the site may be accessed without subscription. Fashion Design and Merchandising students and faculty should have access to this site through designated computers.
This glossary provides brief definitions of fashion business terms, textile terms, garment types, shapes, lines and details commonly used in WWD articles.
Terming itself the “fashion style guide to all thinks elegant,” this links website is dedicated to many aspects of international fashion. A visual menu provides access to over 8,000 links on topics including fashion careers, fashion designers, fashion fairs and exhibitions, the industry of fashion and trends.
Fashion -- Databases
Berg Fashion Library provides integrated text and images on world dress and fashion covering historic periods. The resource includes the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, e-books, e-journals, museum directories, reference works, and images.
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A brief history of the June F. Mohler Fashion Library
This page provides links to online resource pages related to fashion design and merchandising.
Subject Guide for Fashion Design and Merchandising.
descriptionof duties and responsibilities for UG students working in the Fashion Library.
Hours for June F. Mohler Fashion Library
This page contains a list of online resources with a focus on children's fashion.
This page contains a list of online clothing and costume history resources.
This page contains links to design history and popular culture resources for students taking FDM 30013.
This page contains a list of online costume, fashion design and merchandising dictionaries and glossaries.
This page contains a list of online eco-/green fashion and ethical fashion related resources.
This page contains a list of online fabric sourcing resources.
This page provides links to online resource pages relating to the fashion and design industry.
This page contains a list of online fiber and textile resources.
This page contains a list of online resources for Kent State Fashion School students planning to spend a semester in Florence Fashion Program.
This page contains a list of online fashion design and merchandising resources focused on men and the menswear industry.
This page contains a list of online fashion and design-related museum resources and visual resource repositories.
This page contains a list of online resources for Kent State Fashion School students planning to spend a semester in New York City.
This page contains a list of useful fashion tools, charts, and tutorials including clothing sizing and measurement charts, fashion term language translators and tutorials for researching fashion topics online.
Provides maps and directions locating the June F. Mohler Fashion Library
Describes the holdings of the June F. Mohler Fashion Library
Answers to frequently asked questions about the June F. Mohler Fashion Library
the staff of the Fashion Library
Homepage of the June F. Mohler Fashion Library
Brief description and overview of all branch libraries, reference collection, gov docs, and spec coll.
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This webportal provides many links to help guide you through NYC. Review the menu on the left side of the page to find walking tours and read restaurant, museum and shopping reviews as well as finding links to discount Broadway tickets.
The American Fiber Manufactures Association/Fiber Economics Bureau’s website provides information on the U.S. manufactured (man-made) fiber industry including trade names, tariff information and a suppliers guide. The FiberWorld Classroom link leads to information about manufactured textile history, science, manufacturing, health and safety and more.
This museum seeks to document "America's story through the art, history and science of our textiles." Information on exhibits and collections are provided with sample images from the collection.
This website serves as a "directory designed specifically for members of the clothing & fashion accessories industry." The website provides links to hundreds of resources including businesses and associations (U.S. and world), schools, publications and trade shows as well as information on a variety of topics including customs regulations, care labels and clothing conversion charts.
This website serves as a "directory designed specifically for members of the clothing & fashion accessories industry." The page provides links to wholesale fabric sourcers.
This glossary provides brief definitions of commercial apparel industry terms with some links to online articles, histories and related materials.
The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material culture "committed to studying the cultural history of the material world." Visitors can view images for the Center's changing exhibits galleries. Many of these exhibits focus on clothing and textile history.
The Bata Shoe Museum contains over 10,000 shoes documenting 4,500 years. Look for the online exhibits, podcasts and educational lesson plans for additional information on special topics.
COLOURlovers is a online community that offers a number of interesting tools. Membership is free and once signed in, members may create their own online color palettes and patterns. Visitors may also browse tabs to pull inspiration from palettes based on street fashion, magazines, interior design an other sources.
This is a subscription site, however, some material is accessible to visitors. California Apparel News' website includes brief news and fashion articles and includes a trade show calendar.
This is the official site of the National Chamber for Italian Fashion, a nonprofit Association founded in 1958, which protects, coordinates and promotes the development of Italian fashion through an active calendar of events, programs and initiatives. Visitors will want to explore many of the site's pages including the Members List (searchable by name or design/manufacturing category), conferences (presentation slides and notes from some past conferences are available) and information about the organization's sponsored annual fashion shows (including Milano Moda Donna, Milano Moda Uomo, Pre-Collection and Showroom). Visitors may also want to download the organization's brochure, a 40 page PDF, linked at the bottom of the homepage.
This website by the American Apparel and Footwear Association provides informaton on careers in the "sewn products industry." The site provides brief job descriptions and articles offering advice from people in the industry.
Take a virtual tour of the Costume and Textiles collection or search the Museum Collection Database for images of costumes and textiles from the collection.
An ever-changing links site, City Search connects to online Yellow Pages and many brief articles. A “Today in New York” section provides reviews of popular businesses and locations.
The Clean Clothes Campaign is an alliance of European organizations "dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment and sportswear industries." The site provides a number of resources for labor organizers and those interested in garment working conditions including publications, videos, recent news and campaign updates.
Clothing Model caters to members of the modeling industry and provides an online directory to modeling agencies by name and location (U.S. and world) as well as other services catered to models.
Conversion charts American, British and European sizes for women’s and men’s clothing and shoes.
Includes size charts with U.S., UK, European and Japanese sizes for womenswear, menswear and childrenswear with links to shoe size charts and US Standard Sizing information.
The Color Association of The United States offers members forecasting services designed to ensure "marketplace success for their color decisions." While most services are available only through paid membership, visitors may access white papers with articles documenting the impact of specific colors, sample seasonal inspirational images and a site blog.
This large glossary in PDF format provides detailed definitions for fibers and fiber-related terms as well as extensive black and white illustrations.
The Contemporary Fashion Archive (2002-2007) is a joint project of a number of European fashion institutions intended to "feature collections and projects of various international fashion and accessory designers, whose work is characterized by an experimental and innovative approach to fashion." Visitors can browse by designers, institutions, magazines and exhibits. Links continue to be kept current.
Click onto the Conversion Charts link to connect to a number of tools including fabric conversion charts, button size charts, clothing conversion charts, retail math equations and currency calculators.
The Cooper-Hewitt Museum is the "is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design." Visitors can view select items in the museum's collection and may go to the Exhibition link to examine online components of current and past exhibitions.
The website of this global organization provides information of textile research, agricultural research, articles from Lifestyle Monitor magazines and a fabric library directory of source companies for the cotton industry as well as information about many additional services.
"The Cottonworks Global Fabric Library is a searchable online directory that. . .will help you source cotton in wovens, knits, home furnishing, lace/trim constructions that contain 100% cotton or are cotton-rich (which are fabrics containing 60% cotton or more)."
The CFDA is a nonprofit trade association of fashion and accessories designers. Visitors may read about the CFDA Awards as well as scholarship and internship opportunities.
This PDF provides one-page, easily printable croquis for an average woman, a petite woman, a plus-sized woman, a man, a 6-9 year old child and a toddler.
This site commercial site provides a number of simple posed fashion croquis templates for women, men and children. The images are downloadable in Illustrator or as a jpg.
A museum of 20th and 21st century design, architecture and fashion. Search Design at the Design Museum for an alphabetical archive of design history. This archive includes articles with brief bibliographies for many designers. Look at the Digital Design Museum for "a series of virtual galleries" highlighting specific aspects of the collection.
The online home of Details magazine. Viewers can view read a number of short style articles and view brief cover shoot videos and interviews.
DDI Magazine "focuses on store design, visual merchandising, architecture, marketing and branding." While the full-text magazine is only available to subscribers, the website provides retail news headlines, retail sector reports, a searchable product company database and a blog, the RetailDesignDiva.
KSU subscribers have access to Doneger's Design Workshop (womenswear and menswear seasonal forecasts) and Color Workshop (color season forecasts). Subscribers should go directly to the company's website and provide the appropriate Username and Password to successfully access this site.
This glossary provides brief definitions of fashion terms, organized alphabetically.
The Duke University Libraries' Ad*Access Project "presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II." Some of these advertisements may be of interest to fashion and design students for their historic images. The advertisements on this web site have been made available for use in research, teaching, and private study.
This website provides tools for color matching, creating color harmonies, searching a tint, color calculating (converting color data to different color spaces) and color calibrating your monitor.
An eco-fashion website which provides an online magazine of eco-fashion articles, a glossary of terms, blogs and links to many other eco-fashion resources including an Ecofashion Finder to locate brands, designers and online stores.
The Outdoor Industry Association's created the Eco Index (currently in Beta) as "a ground-breaking environmental assessment tool designed to advance sustainability practices within the outdoor industry. It provides companies throughout the supply chain a way to benchmark and measure their environmental footprint, allowing them to identify areas for improvement and make informed sourcing and product life cycle decisions." Visitors may wish to explore the glossary of terms, links, FAQs and tools in this rich site.
EcoLabs is a "not for profit network of designers and visual artists who create materials, projects and programs that support ecological literacy." Visitors can download a full-color eco-literacy map/poster and a number of papers including the 2012 Imperative which "challenges individuals within education to work towards embedding ecological and sustainability literacy in the curriculum."
Focusing on style and sustainability, this site includes tabs on fashion, beauty and lifestyle with brief articles and videos on eco-products and trends.
Exotextile News, published by Mowbray Communications Ltd promotes itself as "the monthly magazine for the sustainable and ethical textiles and apparel industry." Although the magazine is subscription based, viewers can open a sample copy and access news headlines.
Ecouterre is a popular fashion website devoted to the future of sustainable fashion design. It's mission is "to follow the evolution of the apparel industry toward a more environmentally sound future, as well as facilitate a conversation about why sustainable fashion matters." Viewers can do a simple keyword search or click on links to short articles on topics including Men's fashion, Women's fashion, Textiles, Technology and Designers. Visitors can also subscribe to receive a weekly newsletter.
Provides access to thousands of images and full-text articles from the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion through the online Berg Fashion Library.
Based in the UK, the not-for-profit Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) "aims to develop a collaborative movement which will transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry within a decade." A left-hand menu provides links to a number of reports, resources and campaigns with a particular emphasis on sustainable suppliers and sourcing. The EFF also sponsors an annual Global Sourcing Marketplace event.
The European Textile Network (ETN) is a nonprofit network of textile artists, cultural heritage institutions and educational institutions with the aim to "develop European co-operation in the field of textile culture." Visitors to the site will be interested in the European Textile Routes, which provides a large network of links (with brief descriptions) to European textile institutions and events both thematically and geographically. These tours are further subdivided into Monuments, Events, Heritage, Textile Production and Education & Research.
California's Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum and Galleries houses "over 10,000 costumes, accessories and textiles from the 18th century to the present day, including film and theatre costume." Select Online Exhibits to see many past and present exhibits including previous examples from the museum's annual 'The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design' exhibit.
"FORA.tv is the leading online destination for intelligent video programs on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world." While viewing some content requires membership, many videos may be viewed without charge. There are hundreds of videos focusing on fashion covering topics ranging from ecofashion to business and design inspiration.
This site provides general information about fibers including a brief fiber history page, fiber producers and trademarks, characteristics of textile fibers, a dictionary of fabric terms, fabric care tips, fiber identification through burn test instructions and consumer alert/fabric recalls. It also provides brief descriptions of 150 high performance products listed alphabetically.
This Fabric Link page provides visitors access to information about fabrics searchable by Company, Trademark, Fiber/Yarn, Fabric and Technological Finish and can assist with sourcing.
Working in Europe, Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is "an international verification initiative dedicated to enhancing workers' lives all over the world. We work closely with a growing number of companies that produce clothing and other sewn products and that take responsibility for their supply chain." Visitors to the sight may search brands and companies that participate, review labor standards and examine FWF policy documents and country reports.
This website offers to connect job seekers and providers in the apparel and retail industry. Individuals may post resumes and review posted jobs free of charge.
Subject Guide for Fashion Design and Merchandising.
This page contains a list of online resources with a focus on children's fashion.
This page contains a list of online clothing and costume history resources.
This page contains links to design history and popular culture resources for students taking FDM 30013.
This page contains a list of online costume, fashion design and merchandising dictionaries and glossaries.
This page contains a list of online eco-/green fashion and ethical fashion related resources.
This page contains a list of online fabric sourcing resources.
This page provides links to online resource pages relating to the fashion and design industry.
This page contains a list of online fashion design and merchandising resources focused on men and the menswear industry.
This page contains a list of online fashion and design-related museum resources and visual resource repositories.
This website by the Fashion Syndicate Press sells fashion runway photographs to the press. Sample photographs may be viewed for free, although individual images are not downloadable. Photographs are organized by city, season and specialized subjects.
Fashion Trendsetter is a fashion forecasting, trend reporting and news e-zine with fashion information from the major trade fairs, trend reports & forecasts. Visitors may go to style notes, fashion trends, color trends, fashion events and fashion shows. The fashion show section provides links and select images from designer shows.
This PDF glossary by Celanese Acetate LLC, is over 200 pages and offers detailed definitions for fibers and fiber-related processes as well as black and white illustrations.
This is a membership site, however, a few areas of the site may be accessed without subscription. This site focuses on fashion and visual store merchandising and it includes a number of trendspotting articles and links.
Founded by British designer Zandra Rhodes, The Fashion and Textile Museum is a "centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery in London." While few exhibits have an online component, visitors can view podcasts and videos of a number of exhibit-related and design events.
This website provides a guide to 25 careers in the fashion industry. Each page lists a job description, salary range, outlook, list of qualifications and a proposed career path.
FashionMeGreen is a website and blog "for eco-luxe living." Resources of interest includes Eco Chic Guides for some cities as well as fashion eco makeover photoshoots.
This Fashionindex.com page provides a directory of wholesale fabric suppliers organized by fabric type.
This online journal was created by the University of Delaware Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies faculty in order to "showcase fashion and apparel markets around the globe, share the insights of leaders in the industry and the latest academic research on critical issues, highlight opportunities for further education and provide a forum the exchange of ideas, connecting members of our community around the globe." Visitors may access both current and archived issues from this site and they may also sign up to receive notification of new issues.
This is a subscription site, however, some material is accessible to visitors. This website provides international fashion show photographs. Visitors can follow the Photos link to collections, which are divided by collection type and then designer and/or country. Free access is generally provided to less recent collections. Designer contact and brief biographical information is also available.
The Commons on Flickr was launched as a collaboration with the Library of Congress and now includes digital contributions from a number of museums and historical agencies with the aims of showing "hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives," Currently users can only search through the simple search field, or browse by institution or tag. Several institutions have photographic 'sets' such as "cowgirls," "bathing beauties" and "hats" which feature fashion-related images. The images in the Commons have no copyright restrictions, however, the user should read the Rights Restrictions for each institution for more detailed information.
In order to fulfill its mission of promoting sustainable economic development, the non-profit Forum for the Future, partners with businesses in order to help them with "reengineering their operations and changing attitudes and behaviors among theirs customers, suppliers and staff." Several downloadable publications on this site focus on sustainable fashion practices and scenarios, including Fashioning Sustainability and Fashioning Futures 2025. Visitors may easily access these through the site's Library tab.
This UK-based fashion site provides blogs, news articles and discussion threads on all aspects of fashion. Click on the Catwalk tab in order to access runway photographs and videos from London Fashion Week, Graduate Fashion Week, and Alternative Fashion Week.
This site by the publishers of GQ magazine allows visitors to view menswear runway shows organized by designer and season. The most current runway shows are viewable as well as shows for approximately the last five years. Fashion previews and commentaries are also available.
This online magazine reports daily on popular culture and media gossip and claims to be “compulsory reading for New York editors and reporters.” Visitors may access archived past issues.
The Gladys Marcus Library supports the research needs of the undergraduates, graduates and faculty of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). "The Library provides a well-selected collection of more than 300,000 volumes of print, non-print, and electronic materials to support the instructional programs in art and design, business and technology, and the liberal arts, with an emphasis on fashion and design resources."
"The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres worldwide. It defines high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain of organic textiles and requires compliance with social criteria as well." Visitors to the site may download the current GOTS certification standards. Visitors may also search the public database for suppliers of GOTS certified textiles and products.
Green Cotton is a blog intended to "gather, analyze and publish insightful information on eco-fashion" with a focus on "all emerging eco-friendly fabrics, products, stores and individuals," not just cotton. Menus allows readers to search the archives, bring up popular topics including information on specific types of fabrics, fashion and events. It also provides links to related blogs.
Grist is a nonprofit organization that provides a website, blog and weekly podcast on green issues and sustainable living. Search the site to bring up hundreds of fashion entries from 1999 to the present.
Costumes and Textiles is a Digital Interactive Gallery (DIG) presented by the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington. These galleries are "experimental, web-based introductions to specific mediums, subjects, and issues in art and design, all illustrated with images of objects in the Henry's collection." The Costumes and Textiles series provides several ways to explore this area of museum collecting. For example, explore how garments reflect identity, fashion or specific occasions in the wearers' lives. In the textile section, view examples by structure or by type of embellishment. Finally, explore the global connections of Henry Art Gallery objects using Google Earth.
Hoovers is a provider of business information. While a subscription is required to access all of the site's features, visitors may search for specific companies and find addresses, overviews, key numbers, key people, competitors and business rankings.
Select either the Fashion Glossary or the Textile Dictionary from the menu. Pull down menus allow vistors to locate brief definitions of fashion terms organized alphabetically or to consult a dictionary of textile related terms organized by fiber types and alphabetically within each fiber-type.
This tutorial from the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee is designed to assist undergraduate students in making "discerning use of the Internet to help find information for coursework and assignments." The examples provided in this tutorial are from online fashion and beauty sites.
This private health and safety service company offers a series of Consumer Safety document on Textiles and Apparels including an interesting one on eco-textiles.
This is a British parenting magazine and includes a Fashion tab that links to brief articles and images of current children's fashion trends.
Just-style is a news service and market research site for the apparel and textile industry. Access to much of the site is through paid subscription, however, access to a limited number of monthly articles and insight pieces may be gained by registering as a free user.
Homepage of the June F. Mohler Fashion Library
The KSU Museum houses a significant collection of costume and decorative arts dating from the 18th century to the present. Visitors may view costume collections and online exhibitions. This site also includes a costume dictionary and a guide to clothing care.
The KCI holds a collection of clothing from the 18th through the 20th century with an emphasis on Western women's clothing. Follow the Digital Archive to the KCI Database to view approximately 200 objects in the collection through an interactive clothing silhouette timeline. Go to the exhibit links to find additional online components to a few exhibits. Available in Japanese and English.
The LIFE photo archive contains millions of photographs from the mid-19th century through the present. Images are licensed for "personal non-commercial use only". Persons interested in fashion may type in a keyword, a designer's name, or may choose to browse by decade to get a sense of clothing styles.
This museum collects and promotes all fields of design, including fashion, with an emphasis on Italian design and designers.
Users select the desired term in a chosen language from the pull down menu and choose the “translates” button to translate the term into four languages.
In that way that IMDB attempts to credit all of those involved in a movie, MYFDB attempts to credit all of those involved in fashion advertising campaigns and editorials, including models, stylists and photographers. Visitors can use the basic search function or narrow their search scope to covers, editorials, campaigns, people and companies. Currently the database contains information back to the mid-2000s. A great resource for biographical information as well as photographs.
"Made-By is a European not-for-profit organisation with a mission to make sustainable fashion common practice and improve environmental and social conditions in the fashion industry." Visitors can examine their scorecard and labeling systems as well as looking at their benchmarking standards.
Based in The Netherlands, Materia "functions as a platform between the creative professional and the manufacturer" in architectural and interior design. The website provides visitors with access to Materia's database of innovative architectural and design materials, which may be searched by keyword, technical or 'sensorial' qualities. Registration is required but free. Visitors may wish to search under terms such as 'fabric', 'fiber' or 'fashion' for interesting results.
This blog functions as an "internet magazine for men that have flair for style." Several regular columns provide articles and commentaries on events in the field of men's design and fashion. The Resources tab takes visitors to links of designers, magazines and webzines and retailers.
Mudpie Design is a British children's fashion forecasting and graphics service. Although forecast material must be purchased, visitors can view some sample pages by clicking on the Trendbooks link and then selecting one of the tabs at the top of the page: Cutiepie (babies), Minipie (children), Mudpie (tweens and juniors), Mpk Female (young adult) or Mpk Male (young adult). Under each tab the viewer may click on the About button to see sample pages. Images however, cannot be enlarged or printed separately.
The National Association of Sustainable Fashion Designers (SFD) is a non-profit with a mission "to work with entrepreneurs and other individuals in fashion to provide training and programs that promote sustainable practices, lead projects that create positive social & environmental change and to develop the next generation of fashion leaders." The organization's blog provides information on webinars, events and recommended books.
View current and past exhibits and images from the museums collection some of which include design and fashion components.
New York magazine features extensive on-line fashion resources including news articles, blogs, and an events calendar as well as topical videos and slideshows. Street style is highlighted in the well-known Look Book link which features photographic portraits and brief interviews with stylish New Yorkers. Click on the Shows, Designers or Models links and search alphabetically to bring up helpful profile information as well as runway photographs.
Not Just a Label is an online showcase for emerging fashion designers from over 90 countries. The site also offers designers directories of stores, manufacturers and photographers.
This useful site, geared towards interior design, can also be used as simple tool to create fashion Mood Boards. Registration is free and users can use the site's image library (interiors-focused) or upload images from their own files. The mood board can also be downloaded as a jpg once complete.
This page focuses on the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) campaign "to raise awareness about the negative health and environmental effects of conventional and genetically engineered cotton and the institutionalized exploitation of clothing sweatshops." The site provides links to recent news articles on issues of labor in textile manufacturing as well as organic and genetically engineered textiles. There are also links to background articles, a pesticide database and additional topical resources.
The Global Organic Cotton Community platform was "created for active members of the global organic cotton community to share conversations, knowledge and information about organic and fair-trade cotton." Visitors will find a number of educational briefs on both traditional and organic cotton agriculture and markets with links to key organizations as well as an impressive library of downloadable reports.
Pantone, Inc. is promoted as the "world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color." Pantone products include color forecasting. Visitors may view a number of trend articles for past and upcoming seasons by following the products link to fashion and home and then to the trends link. The webpage offers members (sign-up is free) the ability to download free articles about color.
This site offers regular free online issues of the Australian children's design and fashion magazine, Paper Mache. Visitors may also view previous issues and subscribe to the site's blog.
The Permacouture Institute is an educational non-profit "for regenerative design in fashion and textiles." Visitors to the site can access their blog and read about the Institute's projects including an interesting Fiber and Dye Walk map.
"Wear Organic is a project from Pesticide Action Network UK aiming to reduce the problems from pesticides used in cotton, particularly by promoting organic and fair alternatives." The site offers a list of articles, books and video resources on organic cotton, provides downloadable PDF consumer guides on the topic and an online Organic Cotton Retailer Directory of brands, retail stores (UK) and online shops.
Portland Fashion Week has placed an emphasis on creating a green show and many of the designers featured are promoted as eco-designers. Viewers can look at runway photographs for specific designers and link to designer websites.
Australia's Powerhouse Museum is a technology and design museum that provides a wealth of information related to textiles and fashion. For images and information on specific objects search the museum's collection by category, theme or collection. Do a keyword search for "Electronic Swatchbook" to find a database of almost 2000 high quality digital images of historic fabric swatches dating from the 1830s to the 1920s. Lastly, the Museum houses the Lace Study Centre, an in-depth collection of historic and contemporary lace. Visitors may download a number of educational lace-related documents including a glossary, classification guide and case studies.
Intended to be an online extension of the triannual Printsource New York textile and surface design tradeshow, the database is promoted as "the first and only global online tool that allows buyers of surface and textile designs to search for information on creative talent worldwide." Visitors may search this site by company name, country, industry role or product category. Some businesses include a linkable portfolio page of design examples.
This forecasting agency website provides brief teaser pages designed to promote their trend materials. These teaser pages focus on specific markets in womenswear, menswear and childrenswear and may be useful for researchers.
Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags is an HBO documentary which examines the rise and fall of the U.S. apparel manufacturing industry with a particular focus on the history of Manhattan's garment district. Visitors to HBO's information page about the film can find links to a number of resources including an online exhibit on the famed Triangle Shirtwaist Fire as well as a short interview with the film's directors. An interesting 'featurette' link provides a short movie on the current Save the Garment Center movement.
This glossary provides brief definitions of shoe-related terms organized alphabetically.
The Virtual Shoe Museum is supported by a private company. Visitors may view images of approximately 500 shoes accessible by time period, designers, brands, countries and ethnicity. Many images feature a Show "3-D" option that allows visitors to view objects from a rotating 360 degrees. The site also provides brief biographies of shoe designers with links to examples of the designer's work in the collection. The site includes a glossary of shoe terminology. Available in English and Russian.
This website provides information about “footwear, components and related industries.” The site offers a directory of topically and geographically organized associations and suppliers.
A blog and occasional online magazine of children's fashion.
This website provides sustainable fabric sourcing and services from a network of suppliers. Visitors may "search through a comprehensive and curated selection of materials and services, review technical and sustainability specs, calculate lead and ship times, connect with suppliers, and source swatches, yardage and products." Membership is free. A site blog also provides updates on eco-fashion internships, jobs, conferences and news.
This website provides a number of useful charts for knitting and crocheting including abbreviation lists, fit and sizing guides and yarn weight and gauge ranges.
The "online home of Vogue and W," this website makes available thousands of runway photographs from current and past ready-to-wear and couture shows as well as current articles, forums and blog-links to topics in fashion, beauty and shopping. From the homepage, click on the Search tab in order to conduct a Runway photo search (by designer, season and trend) or a Designers, Models and Celebrities photo search (by name). In order to access the forums, viewers must subscribe, but subscription is free.
Based in Central Valley, California, the Sustainable Cotton Project (SCP) "provides growers with information about biological farming techniques" and "educates the public about the importance of reducing chemical use in food and fiber production" through its BASIC campaign aimed at growers and its Cleaner Cotton campaign aimed at manufacturers and consumers. Visitors can access information about all of these campaigns on its website.
The Sustainable Style Foundation (SSF) "is an international, member-supported nonprofit organization created to provide information, resources and innovative programs that promote sustainable living and sustainable design." The foundation publishes SASS, its online magazine, four-times a year, which often feature articles on eco-fashion. Searching the site for the term 'fashion' bring up information from the site's magazine, blog, sourcebook and other areas.
TED, a project of Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, attempts to "look at the role that the designer can play in creating textiles that have a reduced impact on the environment and to provide a toolbox of designer-centered solutions." Follow the TED blog for conferences, events and articles of interest.
Textile Exchange is a non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to expanding the organic/sustainable textiles market. While membership is required for access to some features of the site, viewers may access the Marketplace database to search for member companies and suppliers, download the monthly newsletter, and access a number of educational materials through the Learning Zone and Farm Library sections including audio and videos.
The website includes news, a directory of world trade associations and a list of textile periodicals. The site’s Knowledge Center includes pages on fiber history, textile history, textile “personalities,” fiber trademarks, types of weaves and fabric care.
This Textile Industry Affairs sponsored website gives consumers, educators and apparel industry professionals information about textile care labels.
The TMC collects and documents textiles from around the world. Visitors may view online exhibits and examples of objects from current and past exhibitions. The site's interactive map allows visitors to click on a region to bring up a textile sample with a brief overview of the textile cultures within the region. A wallpaper option assists visitors in downloading an image of one of the museum's textiles.
The Textile Source site offers an International Textile Sourcing Directory searchable by company, textile type or country.
Textile Technology Complete is a scholarly and professional database covering scientific and technological aspects of textile production and processing. Containing over 400 periodical titles, it also draws on current technical reports, books, and trade literature. Also includes resources about apparel, home furnishings, and polymer industries.
This multi-author blog "provides product reviews, eco news and green info to the next wave of smart consumers." Viewers can search by keyword or click on the tabs at the top which include Fashion, Home Decor and Design.
This blog promotes its alternative coverage of the New York fashion scene. The archives allow visitors to access all past reports as well.
The Fashion Center Business Improvement District is a nonprofit corporation which promotes New York City's apparel industry. The website includes a map of the district, a list of fashion-related events by month, as well as an economic report for the area.
Organizational membership is required for access to parts of the website. FGI is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the fashion, apparel, accessories, beauty and home industries. Its mission includes advancement of women in these industries. The website includes information about events, career counseling and other aspects of membership.
Visitors may be asked to register to access some parts of this site, however, registration is free. This site currently hosts a number of topical fashion-related forums. It also includes a Fashion Directory of links covering many topics including designers, models and modeling agencies, public relations firms, make-up, hair and fashion stylists and photography and magazines.
The Florentine is a bi-weekly publication intended to encourage English-speaking people living in Florence to "actively participate in and 'connect' with Florentine and Tuscan life and culture." While downloading the publications as PDFs and accessing the online archive requires a paid subscription, visitors will find they can access many brief online articles on topics including News, Style & Fashion, Culture & Customs, and a special section of articles on Florence for Students.
This blog posted by Josh Dorfman, provides information and additional content relating to his radio show, The Lazy Environmentalist in which he discusses eco-friendly products and services and "features interviews with the designers, entrepreneurs and visionaries who are demonstrating how many of today's best choices are green choices." Search the keyword Fashion to bring up many short articles and features.
These teaching units by The Lemelson Center provide information for students on the early industrialization of textiles, early dying technologies and the development of the synthetic fiber Nylon. While the teaching units are geared toward younger students, researchers may find the background information and primary documents available through links to Teacher Essays and Student Activity Packets to be very helpful. Each unit also includes a glossary and a bibliography.
This succinct but well-written essay on modern Italian fashion is part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History series. The essay is illustrated with examples of clothing pieces from the museum's collection. By clicking on the thumbnail of a piece, visitors may bring up a detailed museum record as well as additional information and related links.
Examine Collection Highlights to view 50 items from the Institute's permanent collection. Follow the Features and Exhibition link to find descriptions and sample images from past exhibitions, and look at special topics relating to costumes for a series of essays on more than 20 topics including designers and specific aspects of costume history.
The Museum of Costume, Bath collection focuses on fashionable dress in Britain from the late 16th century to the present. This site features a brief timeline of costume using photographs and descriptions of costumes in the collection.
Ten designers were invited by The Nature Conservancy to create objects using sustainable materials from around the world. The objects they created, including items of fashion, are featured in this online exhibit with the intention to inspire designers and consumers to "reshape our material economy and help advance a global conservation ethic by choosing sustainable materials."
The Textile Museum collects and documents textiles from around the world. Currently its online exhibit, Common Threads, uses interactive components to examine some of the social, cultural and technological aspects of world textiles. Individual collection pieces are highlighted in the Textile of the Month archives.
Treehugger promotes itself as the "leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream." The Treehugger site includes blogs, a daily newsletter, video segments and a radio program. It has over 40 contributing writers and covers green news in ten countries. Readers can find information about green fashion by clicking on the Fashion & Beauty tab. An How to Green Your Wardrobe article provides a starting point for many aspects of eco-fashion.
Trends West is an L.A. trend-spotting company, which promotes itself to the fashion industry. Visitors can follow the Retail Notebook link to view a few sample pages of recent past issues of the company's monthly Report. By following the Other Services link, visitors can also to view sample pages from publications in different categories such as girlswear, denim, accessories and swimwear.
The U.S. Office of Textiles and Apparel provides information and data relating to international trade including trade show dates, import quotas and information on trade agreements.
This government website provides job descriptions, average earnings and information about training, working conditions and potential growth for thousands of U.S. occupations. Visitors may search alphabetically or type in one of the following occupations: Apparel Manufacturing; Clothing, Accessory, and General Merchandise Stores; Demonstrators, Product Promoters and Models; Designer; Purchasing Managers, Buyers and Purchasing Agents; Textile, Apparel and Furniture Occupations.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization declared 2009 to be the International Year of Natural Fibres. Although a few years old, visitors can go to this site and click on the link "15 Natural Fibres" to peruse a brief history and learn about the different natural fibers that come from plants and animals, as well as a several educational videos. The "Fibre Stories" link includes stories about new innovations for different natural fibers.
The V&A Museum has a collection of over 63,000 clothing and textiles objects. Links include Past Exhibits, Videos and Object Stories. The Day of Record archive is a sociological record of several current fashions including tattoos, hair and nails and the Goth style. Changing features highlight different exhibits and aspects of the collection.
VADS is an online resource for the students and educators in the visual arts. It consists of a "visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK." The site includes online fashion and textiles collections from a number of art and design colleges and universities in the UK.
WeConnectFashion is a fashion marketplace intelligence service for connecting retailers, brands and suppliers. It features online product, service and supplier directories. Brief articles provide trend information and career tips.
This PDF report produced by researchers at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing's Sustainable Manufacturing Group, "sets out a vision of a sustainable clothes industry which at the same time would offer new opportunities to retailers and manufacturers."
This is a membership site, however, a few areas of the site may be accessed without subscription. Fashion Design and Merchandising students and faculty should have access to this site through designated computers.
This glossary provides brief definitions of fashion business terms, textile terms, garment types, shapes, lines and details commonly used in WWD articles.
Terming itself the “fashion style guide to all thinks elegant,” this links website is dedicated to many aspects of international fashion. A visual menu provides access to over 8,000 links on topics including fashion careers, fashion designers, fashion fairs and exhibitions, the industry of fashion and trends.
Federal Depository Library
Home page for Government Information Services at Kent State.
Home page for Government Information Services at Kent State.
fees
Describes conditions which will cause patron library records to be blocked; describes billing rates and schedules for various item types.
Circulation Department homepage
Library Fine Appeal Form
Table of loan periods, renewals, and fines for various item types and patron categories.
University Libraries' policy on waiving of fines, fees, and other charges.
Feminism
This website provides links and citations to print and internet resources pertaining to women's history. It is aimed at meeting the needs of serious researchers, students, and professors.
Resources and information in support of increasing women's presence and involvement in information technology both as users and developers.
This is a database for primary source collections. Use this to find access to primary sources such as photographs, letters, diaries, and other historical artifacts concerning American women's history.
Important discussion lists and blogs related to the field of Women's Studies.
Find digitized, archival resources from Duke University's Special Collections Library. Available resources include digitized papers, plays, art, photographs, letters, press releases and other materials that document the Women' s Liberation Movement in the United States.
The NCRW supports, generates and facilitates collaborative feminist research and works to provide a network for the dissemination of information related to Women's research.
NWSA is committed to support and promote feminist teaching, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels.
A selective list of major societies and organizations for Women's Studies.
Subscribe to the email list, join discussions, and register for the bi-annual newsletter at this website for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Women's Studies Section.
Created by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, this gateway site provides a comprehensive collection of web links organized by subject. Of interest to anyone seeking resources in support of women's studies.
This site serves as a virtual library that lists archival and library collections, institutions and organizations, internet resources, and journals related to women's history.
Freely available web resources recommended as starting points for your research.
Recommended databases for Women's Studies research.
Recommnded resources to aid your research in the area of Women's Studies.
The University of Maryland women's studies site provides links to conferences, bibliographies, film reviews, other web sites of interest to women's studies researchers.
Here you'll find access to a vast and varied collection of women's studies resources. This includes lists of internet resources and print resources, women's organizations, magazines, newsletters, and multi-media resources.
Here are over 900 links to web recourses related to the field of Women's Studies.
Compiles web sites addressing women and information technology.
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954
Created by the U.S. Department of Energy, this site celebrates the research and life of Enrico Fermi.
Fiction -- Bibliography
Contains plot digests, critical essays, character descriptions, and author biographies for works of world literature, drama, and poetry, allowing Boolean and wildcard searching, hyptertext navigation, and multiple entry viewing. Includes the contents of 22 multivolume "Masterplots" reference book sets
Diana Tixier Herald. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1997. Ref Z1232 .H47 1997 Provides stories and plots for young adult literature.
Fiction genres -- Bibliography
Diana Tixier Herald. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1997. Ref Z1232 .H47 1997 Provides stories and plots for young adult literature.
file transfer protocol
Student Multimedia Studio Home Page
Student Multimedia Studio Hours and Contact Information
Student Multimedia Studio Student Support
films
Audiovisual Material and Classroom Services
International film series hosted by Libraries and Media Services at Kent State University.
Schedule and information about international films shown at Kent State University.
Kent State University's presentation of new Japanese films.
Information about the presentation of the film series "Looking at: Jazz" at Kent State University, February - April, 2007.
Student Multimedia Studio Home Page
Student Multimedia Studio Hours and Contact Information
Student Multimedia Studio Student Support
Kent State University's Libraries and Media Services 2008 South American film series.
Kent State University's presentation of the TOURNEES Festival of new French films.
Kent State University's presentation of the TOURNEES Festival of new French films.
Finance
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Finance -- Statistics -- Databases
The International Financial Statistics database is a standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. It reports, for most countries of the world, current data needed in the analysis of problems of international payments and of inflation and deflation, i.e., data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government accounts, and national accounts.The database contains time series data from 1948. Requires installation of Microsoft Silverlight; free download available at http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx
Finance, Personal -- United States -- Statistics -- Periodicals
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Links to research databases and electronic journals to help you find articles available at Kent State in the library's collections and through library services.
Instructions on how to read and decipher Library of Congress (LC) call numbers in order to locate a book in the Kent Campus Main Library.
Provides maps and directions locating the June F. Mohler Fashion Library
fines
Information about electronic article delivery and Interlibrary Loan Services.
Describes conditions which will cause patron library records to be blocked; describes billing rates and schedules for various item types.
Circulation Department homepage
Library Fine Appeal Form
Information about library notices, and email notification sign-up for non- 'kent.edu' email accounts.
Table of loan periods, renewals, and fines for various item types and patron categories.
Instructions for renewing library materials.
University Libraries' policy on waiving of fines, fees, and other charges.
flashcard
Laser printing in the Main Library now utilizes the new campus FLASHcard. Called "Netprint," this system has been deployed on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Main Library. It is available in the branch libraries as well as most labs on campus.
Folklore
This site contains one or more folktales from each state. The target audiences are storytellers, teachers, folklore fans and students. The site is updated regularly. The folktales were rewritten by S. E. Schlosser.
This full-text reference encyclopedia examines folklife in America—the rituals, customs, languages, crafts, foods, clothing, art, and belief systems that define the startling diversity of communities, cultures, and identity groups across the country. Search, browse or use the topic finder to locate entries.
The American Folklore Society is an association of more than 2,200 people who create and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world.
MLA Directory of Periodicals lists over 4400 periodicals in the areas of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore that are covered regularly in the MLA International Bibliography. The directory provides addresses, advertising rates, and information about submissions for publication.
Includes full-text, searchable versions of seven reference encyclopedias: Colonial America; Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era; Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age; Postwar America; Encyclopedia of American Folklife; Encyclopedia of American Social Movements; Social Issues in America. These titles can be searched simultaneously or reviewed individually.
Food industry and trade
Indexes periodical literature related to hotel and lodging, restaurant and food service, resort and tourism. Issues available by request from the depository.
Ref HD9003 .F578 Information similar to the Thomas Register is provided for the food and beverage industry.
Footnotes
This contains 1995-1996 issues of Footnotes, vol. 5.
Footnotes - AY 1996/97 (Vol 6)
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Footnotes - AY 2009/10 (Vol 19)
Footnotes - AY 2010/11 (Vol 20)
Footnotes - AY 2011/12 (Vol 21)
Footnotes is the newsletter from University Libraries designed to update the University community on resources, services, and related information tools.
Foreign countries in literature
Maintained by Northwestern University Library, this site provides links to the official websites of national governments.
International film series hosted by Libraries and Media Services at Kent State University.
Foreign exchange
Converts one kind of currency into another for any day since January 1, 1990. Updated 8 pm daily EST.
Foreign news
Electronic journals, newspapers, and magazines are available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Links to world and local news sources, including newspapers, news services, and radio. Created by iSyndicate.
A full text database that incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Search world news by keywords, countries, or categories that include: world headlines; business news; entertainment news; travel news; sports news; health news; and science news.
Resources arranged by countries, regions, and states in the US.
Foreign Study
A guide to tackling culture shock and adjustment to a new culture.
A resource to help you reflect upon and benefit from your international experience.
Learn about health issues related to the areas of the world you will be visiting, provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Learn more about CIEE, which creates and administers programs that allow high school and university students and educators to study, volunteer, work and teach abroad.
A guide to cross cultural awareness in preparation for travel abroad.
Discover frequently asked questions about financial aid for abroad study from the KSU Student Financial Aid Office.
Provides support and programs for study abroad for Education students, both undergraduate and graduate.
"GoAbroad.com directories contain over 25,000 opportunities abroad updated daily including study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, teach abroad, language schools and much more."
Discover hostels throughout the world and learn more about a Hosteling International Membership Card, which can be purchased at the KSU Center for Comparative Programs Office.
Learn about 30 programs in 15 countires offered by this non-profit study-abroad organization.
One of the most complete guides to planning academic year study abroad.
One of the most complete guides to summer and short-term study abroad.
"IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations."
Learn about opportunities for business students to study abroad through the KSU College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Management
Learn more about the advantages of the International Student Identity Card, which can be purchased at the KSU Center for International and Cooperative Programs office.
ISA currently offers study abroad programs in Spain, Italy, France, England, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, and the Dominican Republic.
An extensive listing of websites related to international study and preparing for travel abroad. Prepared by NAFSA's Section on U.S. Students Abroad.
A listing of study abroad programs sponsored by Kent State University.
"In the Kent State University Geneva Semester you have the opportunity to study, to be an intern, to visit historic places, to meet with European officials, to establish new friendships, and to touch cultures different from your own. "
Learn more about KSU's program located in the heart of Florence, Italy in the restored Palazzo dei Cerchi.
An organization providing opportunites to study at other instiutions in the US, Canada and US Territories.
The OIA coordinates KSU faculty and student exchanges with partner universities abroad, as well as providing services for international scholars, and assisting international students in our International Student and Scholars Services Office (ISSS).
Learn more about study abroad programs available at each of the state-sponsored universities in Ohio.
This reference focuses on study abroad opportunities of a short duration.
"A guide to over 1,800 overseas programs, including information on academic programs, internships, volunteer work, financing, health and safety and travel opportunities."
Resources to help you plan and prepare your trip.
A listing of relevant books in the KSU Libraries collection to help you prepare for study abroad.
A list of websites that will help you identify programs other than those officially sponsored by Kent State.
This page provides a guide to Study Abroad resources, both in print and online. This includes library resources, campus resources and internet resources.
StudyAbroad.com is a comprehensive directory of study abroad programs, summer study abroad, Internship, service learning and volunteer abroad programs, and intensive language programs... all organized either by subject, country or city.
Learn more about the Summer Immersion Program in Dresden, Germany offered by the KSU Modern and Classical Languages department.
Learn about opportunities to teach abroad.
This directory is a premier source of information on the academic sphere world-wide, covering over 30,000 universities, colleges, schools of art and music, libraries, learned societies, research institutes, museums and art galleries.
Read advisories and other tips for Americans traveling abroad, provided by the U.S. Department of State.
Use writing and self reflection to get the most out of a study abroad/cross cultural experience.
form
Forms for submitting Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This form allows library users to submit questions, comments, or suggestions to Kent State University Libraries & Media Services.
Proxy borrowing information, by which library patrons may designate other individuals to request, pick up, and borrow material in the patron's name.
Listings of various forms for placing materials on reserve.
SMS Video Drive Request Form
Form for supervisor to use with student having disciplinary problems on the job.
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
Search engine specific to FTIR and Raman spectral data. This is a pay-per-search service, with free registration.
France
Provides information on French society, education, and foreign policy, as well as up-to-date French news, and links to cultural sites.
Gallica is the digital library project of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. It provides free access to 70,000 digitized items, including texts, images, and audio. Includes a section, Gallica Classique, of digitized works of classic French literature.
International film series hosted by Libraries and Media Services at Kent State University.
Kent State University's presentation of the TOURNEES Festival of new French films.
Kent State University's presentation of the TOURNEES Festival of new French films.
French drama
Consists of 2000 texts in the French language ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing.
Kent State University's presentation of the TOURNEES Festival of new French films.
Kent State University's presentation of the TOURNEES Festival of new French films.
French language
Consists of 2000 texts in the French language ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing.
A listing of digital library projects in France and Francophone countries on a variety of topics, including literature, medicine, history, more.
A Library of Congress exhibit, which traces the history of the relationship between power and culture from Charlemagne to Charles de Gaulle, using sources housed in France's national library.
Slatkine Reprints in Geneva specializes in the reprinting of texts, periodicals and comprehensive critical studies in the fields of French literature, Romance philology, linguistics and French history.
Gallica is the digital library project of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. It provides free access to 70,000 digitized items, including texts, images, and audio. Includes a section, Gallica Classique, of digitized works of classic French literature.
International film series hosted by Libraries and Media Services at Kent State University.
Systematic, extensive guide to Humanities web resources for academia. Hosted by the University of Oxford.
Guide to information and professional resources for Modern and Classical Language Studies.
Website for free access to French scholarly journals in social and human sciences, established by the Ministry of State Education, Higher Education and Research. The PERSEE website has as its mission the digitisation and online distribution of back collections of a vast corpus of periodicals.
Revues.org is a federation of human and social science journals in the French language which advocates for open access of scientific publication. Some journals are provided in full-text, others in partial full-text.
WESS French Studies Web provides annotated links to scholarly web resources, created and maintained by the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
French literature
Consists of 2000 texts in the French language ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing.
A Library of Congress exhibit, which traces the history of the relationship between power and culture from Charlemagne to Charles de Gaulle, using sources housed in France's national library.
Provides thousands of humanities texts in twelve languages, with more than 50,000 related images.
Gallica is the digital library project of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. It provides free access to 70,000 digitized items, including texts, images, and audio. Includes a section, Gallica Classique, of digitized works of classic French literature.
Systematic, extensive guide to Humanities web resources for academia. Hosted by the University of Oxford.
Ménestrel was created by a team of medievalists from various research centres in France. It promotes the development of web-based european resources for the study of the Middle Ages, particularly French resources and provides a list of core electronic resources in the field of medieval studies.
Revues.org is a federation of human and social science journals in the French language which advocates for open access of scientific publication. Some journals are provided in full-text, others in partial full-text.
WESS French Studies Web provides annotated links to scholarly web resources, created and maintained by the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
French periodicals -- Databases
Full-text coverage for French language business journals. Includes articles on accounting & tax, administration, industry & manufacturing, marketing, logistics, and technology.
French periodicals -- Indexes
Full-text coverage for French language business journals. Includes articles on accounting & tax, administration, industry & manufacturing, marketing, logistics, and technology.
French poetry
Consists of 2000 texts in the French language ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing.
French-speaking countries
Website for free access to French scholarly journals in social and human sciences, established by the Ministry of State Education, Higher Education and Research. The PERSEE website has as its mission the digitisation and online distribution of back collections of a vast corpus of periodicals.
Kent State University's presentation of the TOURNEES Festival of new French films.
Kent State University's presentation of the TOURNEES Festival of new French films.
frequently asked questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about finding government documents at Kent State.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the June F. Mohler Fashion Library
List of links to LMS Administration.
List of links to LMS Administration.
Regarding loan or purchase of theses and dissertations
Student Multimedia Studio Home Page
Student Multimedia Studio Hours and Contact Information
Student Multimedia Studio Student Support
Frequently Asked Questions received by the Kent State University department of Special Collections and Archives. This page provides the FAQs.
Frequently Asked Questions received by the Kent State University department of Special Collections and Archives. This page provides the navigation to the FAQs.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Saalfield Publishing Company collection located in Special Collections and Archives.
Interlibrary Loan, also known as "ILL," is a service that obtains materials from other libraries in the Kent State University 8-Campus system, statewide, nationally, and internationally.
Friends of the Library
This page contains basic information on the Friends of the Kent State University Libraries and Media Services, including membership and its bi-annual newsletter.
FrontPage
Frontpage Basics Tutorial
full-text
Electronic books available at Kent State.
Portion of Frequently Asked Questions for Finding Journal Articles -- How do I know if I can get the full text of the article online?
Access full-text journals in the areas of chemistry, physics, liquid crystals, and related disciplines.
Functions
Online update of Abramowitz and Stegun's Handbook of Mathematical Functions (with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables), developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Fund Raising
Examples of giving opportunities for facilities at Libraries and Media Services, Kent State University.
Examples of giving opportunities for programs and activities at Libraries and Media Services, Kent State University.
Giving opportunities at Kent State University Libraries.
Examples of giving opportunities for collections at Kent State University Libraries.
Examples of giving opportunities for teaching and learning at Kent State University Libraries.
A national organization founded to foster communication among professional, community and university theaters.
funds
Direct link to SFA page, work study program, and university funded.