Editors’ Notes: Advancing Design Scholarship in Textiles and Apparel

Sherry J. Haar, Elizabeth K. Bye

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The past 20 years have seen growth in exposure and academic outlets for design scholarship through new journals, special topics sessions and conferences, and PhD programs. Yet, there is a lack of strong published examples of design scholarship in textiles and apparel as designer scholars and administrators still struggle to understand how to conduct, document, and evaluate design scholarship. This issue, long overdue, looks at the current state of design research in our textile and apparel discipline and provides examples that begin to fill the gap in our shared understanding of a way forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalClothing and Textiles Research Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021

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  • apparel design
  • design practice
  • design research
  • design scholarship
  • design theory
  • fashion design

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