Textiles and apparel expert to discuss top Mississippi commodity

Contact: Alaina Dismukes

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The Fashion Design and Merchandising program in Mississippi State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and its School of Human Sciences will host a speaker Wednesday [Dec. 5] for a discussion on one of Mississippi’s top commodities—cotton.

From 2-4 p.m. at Hotel Chester on Main Street in Starkville, Jung Ha-Brookshire will speak on “Sustainability in the Global Cotton Supply Chain” during a Cotton Fields to Fashion Fields event, which is open to all. She also will be available to talk with graduate students from 4-5 p.m. at the same location.

Associate dean for research and graduate studies at the University of Missouri, Ha-Brookshire focuses on textile and apparel research and sustainability in global supply chain management. She is a Kemper Fellow for Teaching Excellence and a Fulbright scholar.

Ha-Brookshire earned a doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, an MBA from Baruch College at the City University of New York, a bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University and an associate’s of applied science at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

The event is made possible through a Cotton Inc. grant, Cotton Works on Campus: From Cotton Fields to Fashion Fields. The CottonWorks program is an industry resource for professionals in the apparel and textile industry. Programming provides expertise for every stage of the product development and marketing process with comprehensive resources on data and research, market and trend analysis, webinars and informative videos.

For more information, contact Caroline Kobia, MSU assistant professor of fashion design and merchandising in MSU’s School of Human Sciences, at 662-325-0829 or ck645@msstate.edu.

Learn more about the fashion design and merchandising major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, at humansci.msstate.edu/students/atm.asp.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 11:46 am