Focused Issue on the Future: Introduction to Part II

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Nancy J. Nelson Hodges, Burlington Industries Professor and Head (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: How will we dress in the future? How will we teach in the future? How will we design in the future? A special focused issue on the future in a field such as ours necessarily encompasses a broad range of approaches to the concept of ?futuring.? In this issue, the second part of a two-part focused look at the future, seven articles explore what the future might hold for the multiple dimensions of our subject matter. Each describes how, from production to distribution and consumption, textiles and apparel will undoubtedly remain central to the lives of individuals and to society at large well into the future. As in the first part of the special issue, the articles of the second part discuss how changes happening today might determine where we will be tomorrow and consider the ways innovation can be used as a starting point for envisioning what that tomorrow will look like.

Additional Information

Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 26(2), 99-102
Language: English
Date: 2008
Future trends, Textiles, Apparel, Education, Innovations

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