By Dr. Sheng Lu, Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, University of Rhode Island

Julia Hughes is also well known to students enrolled in TMD433. She is featured in the book Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy, which highlights the global nature of the textile and apparel industry in the 21st century and those complicated economic, social and political factors associated with this important sector.

Dr. Sheng Lu interviewed Hughes about the United States Fashion Industry Association's rebranding project as well as the state of the industry and top issues for textile and apparel importers.

Click here to read the entire interview on Dr. Lu's course blog.