Publications and Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2017

Abstract

It is important for students who plan to work in the fashion industry to understand fast-fashion and its implications. A constructivist approach to teaching where an instructor starts with students’ experiences has been useful to teach fashion subjects. The purposes of this paper were to: 1) present and assess a teaching activity guided by constructivist theory where students were required to analyze quality of a garment made pre and another made post fast fashion, and 2) compare and contrast knowledge of fast fashion and quality among students given their rural versus urban experiences. Two textiles classes in rural (n = 37) and urban (n = 32) regions of the United States completed the fast fashion activity. Results from the assessment surveys suggested the activity provided “first hand” experiences with apparel quality and fast fashion. Furthermore, rural and urban students differed in perceptions and understanding of fast fashion.

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