Rayon's Introduction to U.S. Consumers, 1911-1924

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2012-04-01
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Keist, Carmen
Kadolph, Sara
Marcketti, Sara
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Marcketti, Sara
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Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

The Department of Apparel, Education Studies, and Hospitality Management provides an interdisciplinary look into areas of aesthetics, leadership, event planning, entrepreneurship, and multi-channel retailing. It consists of four majors: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design; Event Management; Family and Consumer Education and Studies; and Hospitality Management.

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The Department of Apparel, Education Studies, and Hospitality Management was founded in 2001 from the merging of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies; the Department of Textiles and Clothing, and the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management.

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2001 - present

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  • College of Human Sciences (parent college)
  • Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies (predecessor)
  • Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management (predecessor)
  • Department of Textiles and Clothing (predecessor)
  • Trend Magazine (student organization)

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The article focuses on the introduction of Rayon in U.S. market. The term was coined by the National Retail Dry Goods Association in 1924. It was created in 1846 in Europe and the U.S. manufactured it in 1911. It was the first regenerated fiber and before its introduction, only cotton, linen, wool and silk were used in making clothes.

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This article is from Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, April 2012 104(2); 45-47. Posted with permission.

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