The development and evaluation of a senior high school unit on the buying of ready-made clothing

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jeannie Henrietta James (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Josephine Kremer

Abstract: There seems to be e need for more and better instruction in the buying of ready-made clothing for girls in the senior high school. "The garments which are bought ready-made in almost every instance greatly outnumber those made at home."1 The answers the pupils gave to consumer buying questions "reflect profound and disturbing lack of knowledge in buying goods."2 Swann reported that the girl's knowledge of fiber content was poor, that they did not know where to look for authentic information which might have helped them, and that they seldom knew the cost of clothing per year.3 AS women and girls work more outside the home, and as they make less clothing, there is a need for training in the selection of ready-made clothing. Writers on the subject generally agreed that these needs of knowledge for consumer buyers of ready-made clothing have not been met to any degree of satisfaction.

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Language: English
Date: 1949
Clothing and dress $x Purchasing
Home economics $x Study and teaching (Secondary)
Consumer behavior

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