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Fashion Design and Merchandising

Tools and resources to help users gain an understanding of the fashion design, merchandising, textile industries, apparel design, consumer behavior, product knowledge, and business principles.

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Latest news from the world of fashion, from Womens Wear search for specific articles in WWD, check out its listing under the "Article" tab and the "Stay Current" section.

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Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM)

This guide provides an introduction to resources related to the areas of fashion design, apparel, textiles, merchandising, product development, entrepreneurship, social responsible apparel production, and greentailing business practices.  This interdisciplinary area of study encompasses the fashion and textile industries; apparel design; historic costume; ethnic dress; cross-cultural design, merchandising, and marketing; visual merchandising/store display; computer-aided design; consumer behavior; product knowledge; and business principles.  Users are encouraged to consult other research guides in these areas.  This guide includes a selective introduction to databases, web resources and books related to this topic.

New Open Access Journal

Faculty in MSU’s School of Human Sciences recently launched a journal to promote academic research and outreach in human sciences and Extension topics. The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is a peer-reviewed publication with articles about human development; family studies; agricultural education; leadership development; Extension; health and wellness; apparel, textiles and merchandising; agricultural economics; nutrition and dietetics; family resource management; and program planning and evaluation. The open-access journal is available online and will be published three times a year at

 Journal of Human Sciences and Extension


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Our Thanks To...

Our thanks to Ms. Denise Madland, University Library, University of Wisconsin-Stout, for sharing her LibGuide information which compiles the many of these LibGuide pages.  You can visit her guide at: