A study of the economic waste of clothing among young women employed in Greensboro, N.C.

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Sarah Josephine Sherrill (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Agnes Coxe

Abstract: In the spring of 1947 at a meeting of home economists and social scientists at Teachers College, Columbia University, areas of research in textiles and clothing which are related to the social sciences were explored.1 It was felt by this group that the research most needed in textiles and clothing was research related to consumption. Much more is known about the food habits of American families than is known about their clothing habits.2 The need for more study on the waste in clothing was emphasized at a conference of college textiles and clothing teachers at Corvallis, Oregon in the fall of 1947.3 More and recent information on the purchase and use of clothing is needed by educators, welfare workers, housewives, fiber producers, and the textile industry.

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Language: English
Date: 1949

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