Fashion Marketing & Merchandising provides students with the most current information about the basic concepts and business aspects of fashion marketing and merchandising. The text introduces students to the field of fashion promotion and provides foundational fashion concepts related to economics, textiles, and design—all critical aspects of the industry. Technological advances in manufacturing; mass customization; niche specialization; and inventory planning, management, and execution are included, as well as retail trends such as omnichannel retailing and showrooming. In addition, the text introduces students to essential career skills and career opportunities. Students will also
acquire insight and understanding of the entire textile/apparel/retail soft goods chain from product design to manufacturing to finalizing retail sales
examine changes and strategies in retail promotion and electronic retailing using online, mobile, and social media technologies
explore current issues related to industry globalization and consolidation, social media, customer privacy, and sustainability
Mary G. Wolfe - has worked in all segments of the fashion industry, from textiles research to retail sales. She designed for a national sportswear firm before opening her own apparel business. She gained recognition as the personal fasion designer for the wife of a U.S. Vice President. As a consultant to several garment manufacturers, she has assisted with collection designs and pattern specifications.
Mary received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award for her teaching of fashion-related courses at the University of Delaware. She has been a New Jersey Woman of the Year and has been listed in Outstanding Young Women of America and National Dean's List. Mary is the author of Fashion and Fashion Marketing & Merchandising. She received her bachelor's degree in Textiles and Clothing from Iowa State University and her master's degree in General Business (M.B.A.) from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.