For courses in Introduction to the Fashion Industry, Survey of the Fashion Industry, Fashion Industry Overview, The Textile-Apparel-Fashion Industry, The Fashion Business, Introduction to Fashion Merchandising, and Fashion Retailing. This long-time, best-selling book is the single most comprehensive fashion industry text available today. Written by authors with extensive industry ties and business savvy, the book…


With an overview of chainsaw carving, detailing its advent and growth in the United States, this guide covers the early pioneers from the 1950s through the 1970s and profiles 15 of today’s most accomplished chainsaw artists and their most famous pieces. Featuring work commissioned for museums, malls, businesses, and backyards, this book also discusses the…


For freshmen/sophomore-level courses in Introduction to Fashion, Fashion Product Development, and Apparel Manufacturing. This innovative text addresses the practical day-to-day realities and technicalities of the garment-making business-wholesale, manufacturing, designing, and private-label product development. Comprehensive, yet easy to read and accessible, it “sits students down” and explains step-by-step how to handle a real, roll-up-the-sleeves job in…


“The country of thousand lakes” is also a country of beautiful architecture and interior design: modern Finland is a traveler’s secret, offering charming hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants tucked into sophisticated cities like Hanko and Helsinki-one of the art nouveau capitals of the world. Amid natural beauty, Finns live well, with their own unique style: this…


Feng Shui is a relatively recent discovery in the West, but in recent years it has become increasingly popular in Britain, America, Australasia and Europe. Businessmen use it to plan their offices, restaurateurs understand its importance in choosing a new house or redecorating their present one. Its uses range from telling you when to move…