Marsha Ann Dickson

Fashion & Apparel Studies

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • Research focuses on social responsibility and sustainability in the apparel industry. Examines the efforts of apparel brands and retailers to ensure the products bearing their names are manufactured under good working conditions and labor standards that protect workers' rights and the environment.
  • Can discuss fair trade, global supply chains, global apparel production and sourcing.
  • Board member of the Fair Labor Association, a non-governmental organization originally formed by President Clinton to improve working conditions in factories around the world.
  • Spearheaded creation of UD's online, graduate certificate in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business. The program is a first of its kind. There is no comparable program anywhere in the world.
  • Lead author of the book, "Social Responsibility in the Global Apparel Industry."

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Chairperson, Fashion and Apparel Studies

In The News:
Made in Canada: how globalization has hit the Canadian apparel industry (The Star (Canada))

UDaily Articles:
Delaware's Dickson chairs Fair Labor monitoring committee
Prof, 2 students attend Shanghai meetings on fair labor standards
Apparel prof to speak at Hong Kong forum

ethics, social responsibility, apparel, fashion, green, sweatshops