Dr. Irma Ayers Professor of Human Services
Fashion and Apparel Studies
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Areas of Expertise
- Research focuses on social responsibility and sustainability in the apparel industry. Examines the efforts of apparel brands and retailers to ensure the products bearing their names are manufactured under good working conditions and labor standards that protect workers' rights and the environment.
- Can discuss fair trade, global supply chains, global apparel production and sourcing.
- Board member of the Fair Labor Association, a non-governmental organization originally formed by President Clinton to improve working conditions in factories around the world.
- Spearheaded creation of UD's online graduate certificate in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business, a program that is the first of its kind.
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