Tucson's Fed by Threads wants to become the Target of organic clothing, its owners say, servicing a growing segment of mainstream customers interested in fashion made in America out of sustainable materials. One of the goals of Fed by Threads is to bring more transparency into production and be able to talk about the supply chain that goes into creating every garment it carries. This is a move in the right direction, said Charlette Padilla, a professor of retailing and consumer sciences at the UA.
The UA is home to trailblazing thinkers working at the intersections of business, economics, and the environment to provide an understanding of the costs and benefits of a changing environment and the relevance to business practices. From the economic analysis of alternative policy to the business case for sustainability, UA faculty are contributing to new partnerships and more effective choices for our economy.