Mississippi State University: Upcoming Speakers Discuss Cotton Fields To Fashion Fields

STARKVILLE, Miss. — November 26, 2018 — Mississippi State University’s (MSU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the School of Human Sciences are hosting two upcoming speakers who will discuss one of Mississippi’s top commodities. The events are in conjunction with the Cotton Incorporated grant in MSU’s Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising.

On Monday, Nov. 26, from 2-4 p.m. at The Mill at MSU ballroom, David Sasso will give a lecture on “Understanding Textile Processing of Cotton Fibers and Cost.” The vice president of sales for Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. in Jefferson, Ga., focuses on establishing brand and retail relationships and integrating these into the supply chain. He has vast experience and knowledge in yarn spinning, as well as knitting and weaving. The talk is open to all.

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 2-4 p.m. at Hotel Chester in Starkville, Jung Ha-Brookshire will speak on “Sustainability in the Global Cotton Supply Chain.” Additionally, she will be available to talk with graduate students from 4-5 p.m. Associate dean for research and graduate studies at the University of Missouri, Ha-Brookshire focuses on textile and apparel research and sustainable global supply chain management. She is a Kemper Fellow for Teaching Excellence and a Fulbright scholar.

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

Posted November 26, 2018

Source: Mississippi State University