Keynotes, Special Sessions, and Workshops

International Research Collaborations in Textiles & Apparel: Reflections & Best Practices

  • Amanda Muhammad (Indiana State University)
  • Lombuso S. Khoza (University of Maryland Eastern Shore)
  • Caroline Kobia (Mississippi State University)
  • Jaeil Lee (Seattle Pacific University)


The purpose of the presentation was to explore and expand a model for creating international research groups and social entrepreneurial collaborations among academics in the Textiles and Apparel (T&A) industry. Topics of discussion included (1) how to empower women and girls in developing economies; (2) envision curriculum, research and entrepreneurship from a critical theory and feminist theory perspectives; (3) developing of a credible research team; (4) maintaining team commitment; (4) overcoming challenges; (5) identifying opportunities;(6) developing and maintaining an international profile; and (6) managing large-scaled international research projects.

How to Cite:

Muhammad, A., Khoza, L. S., Kobia, C. & Lee, J., (2017) “International Research Collaborations in Textiles & Apparel: Reflections & Best Practices”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 74(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2017
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