Responsible Global Fashion LLC

Responsible Global Fashion LLC provides consulting services and continuing education resources around responsible designing, sourcing, production, and distribution of fashion merchandise within the global fashion industries.

Projects and Clients

Books

Leslie Davis Burns (2019). Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion. NY: Fairchild Books/Bloomsbury Publishing.

Leslie Davis Burns, Kathy K. Mullet, and Nancy O. Bryant (2016). The Business of Fashion: Designing, Manufacturing, and Marketing. (5th edition)NY: Fairchild Books.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Leslie Davis Burns in her role as author of The Business of Fashion, a best-selling fashion textbook published by Fairchild Books. In the many years I’ve known Leslie, I’ve been consistently impressed with her professionalism, deep knowledge of the fashion industry and high productivity. Her work is filled with the most current insights and conclusions informed by years as a practitioner and educator. Above all, Leslie is a true collaborator able to lead a successful project through shared purpose and vision. In an industry built on change, Leslie is a creative, smart and savvy partner to have on your team.
— Amanda Breccia, [former] Senior Acquisitions Editor, Fairchild Books

Instructor’s Guides and Online Educational Resources

Leslie Davis Burns (2019). Instructor's Guide for Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion and SSCF STUDIO (online resources for students and faculty). NY: Fairchild Books.

STUDIO (online resource for students) Quiz Questions for Visual Merchandising and Design. NY: Fairchild Books (2018). 

Leslie Davis Burns (2017). Instructor's Guide for International Retailing (3rd Edition) and International Retailing STUDIO (online resource for students and faculty). NY: Fairchild Books.

Leslie Davis Burns (2017). Instructor’s Guide for Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability  and Fashion Fibers STUDIO (online resources for students and faculty). NY: Fairchild Books.

WGSN Lesson Plan: Fashion Marketing for Bloomsbury Fashion Central (2016).

WGSN Lesson Plan: Textiles and Materials for Bloomsbury Fashion Central (2016).

Leslie Davis Burns and Kathy K. Mullet (2016). Instructor’s Guide for The Business of Fashion and The Business of Fashion STUDIO (online resources for students and faculty). NY: Fairchild Books.

Leslie Davis Burns (2015). Sustainable Fashion STUDIO (online resources for students and faculty). NY: Fairchild Books.

Case Studies

Editor-in-Chief, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. (2017-present). Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London UK. BFBC is a curated and editor-reviewed collection of business case studies related to all aspects of the global fashion industry. Launched in Fall 2018 with 155 case studies, those I have authored/co-authored are listed here.

Leslie Davis Burns and Kathy K. Mullet (2018). Fabric Choices for Brooks Brothers’ Made-to-Measure Dress Shirts  

Leslie Davis Burns and Kathy K. Mullet (2018). Carter’s®, Inc. and Organic Cotton

Leslie Davis Burns and Kathy K. Mullet (2018). Chico’s Sizing

Leslie Davis Burns and Kathy K. Mullet (2018). lululemon athletica: Production and Quality Assurance

Leslie Davis Burns (2018). Lenzing Group and Eileen Fisher

Leslie Davis Burns (2018). Indigenous Designs Corp – Commitment to Eco Fashion

Leslie Davis Burns (2018). Nudie Jeans – Sustainable Denim

Leslie Davis Burns (2018). Revamping a Clothing Collection Program: UNIQLO

Leslie Davis Burns (2018). Urban Outfitters: Break-Even and Sales per Square Foot Analyses

Short Courses

FASH 693 Culture and Work in the Apparel Industry (1 cr.), University of Delaware, Fall Semester 2015

FASH 695 Bringing Social Responsibility to Apparel Corporate Culture (1 cr.), University of Delaware, Spring Semester 2016

In teaching courses for the University of Delaware’s Graduate Certificate in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business, Leslie brought a high level of passion for and expertise in CSR issues in the global apparel industries. Her insights into creating a more responsible supply chain were fresh and valuable.
— Dr. Marsha Dickson, Irma Ayers Professor of Human Services and Co-Director of the Sustainable Apparel Initiative, University of Delaware

Consulting

ORC Expert, ORC International Expert Advisory Services (2016-present).

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