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Articles Tagged with Amish

Finding New Uses for Old Clothing

An interview with Jana Hawley, Assistant Professor, Textile and Apparel Management

The excitement of innovative research and teaching projects becomes palpable while listening to Jana Hawley describe her work. As an assistant professor in the Textile and Apparel Management (TAM) department at MU, Hawley manages several ongoing projects related to electronic commerce, yet the initiatives she is most passionate talking about involve aspects of textile recycling. Hawley has been looking at clothing at numerous levels of "the discard stage," that is, clothing that people have thrown away as unwanted items.

Audio and Video Tagged with Amish

Amish Entrepreneurship Research

From an interview with Jana Hawley, Assistant Professor, Textile and Apparel Management

Hawley’s ongoing research regarding the business practices of an Old Order Amish community in Missouri, which emphasizes cooperation and sharing of resources over competition.

Amish Quilting

From an interview with Jana Hawley, Assistant Professor, Textile and Apparel Management

Amish women’s quilting practices and codes for in-group use and out-group use; how the process of creating reflects community values whether creating “for hire” or “for family.”

The Amish and Technology

From an interview with Jana Hawley, Assistant Professor, Textile and Apparel Management

American mainstream misunderstanding of Amish communities, particularly their institutional rite of passage called rumspringa and their rules for the use of technology.