Working Bibliography 

  • Mihm, Barbara. “Fast Fashion in a Flat World: Global Sourcing Strategies.” CORE, International Business & Economics Research Journal , Dec. 201AD, 
  • Brooks, Andrew. “Systems of Provision: Fast Fashion and Jeans.” Geoforum, Pergamon, 29 May 2015, 
  • Barron, Richard, and News & Record archives. “After 112 Years, White Oak Plant to Close.” Greensboro News and Record, 19 Oct. 2017,
  • “Self Edge X Cone Mills X Roy.” YouTube, YouTube, 24 Apr. 2020, 
  • Abrego, Sonya. “Cone Mills Denim: An Investigation into Fabrication, Tradition, and Quality.” Fashion Theory, vol. 23, no. 4-5, 2018, pp. 515–530., 
  • Karthik, T., and R. Murugan. “Carbon Footprint in Denim Manufacturing.” Sustainability in Denim, 2017, pp. 125–159., 
  • Shamsuzzaman, Md, et al. “Quantifying Environmental Sustainability of Denim Garments Washing Factories through Effluent Analysis: A Case Study in Bangladesh.” Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 290, 2021, p. 125740., 
  • Schoenberger, Karl. Levi’s Children: Coming to Terms with Human Rights in the Global Marketplace. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000. 
  •  Livingstone, Joan, and John Ploof. The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production. School of the Art Institute of Chicago Press, 2007. 
  • Rose, Evan K. “The Rise and Fall of Female Labor Force Participation during World War II in the United States.” The Journal of Economic History, vol. 78, no. 3, 2018, pp. 673–711.,
  • Roback, Jennifer. “Southern Labor Law in the Jim Crow Era: Exploitative or Competitive?” The University of Chicago Law Review, vol. 51, no. 4, 1984, p. 1161.,
  • Griffey, Randall R. “Thomas Hart Benton’s ‘America Today’ .” The Metropolitan Museum of Art , vol. 72, no. 3, Jan. 2015, pp. 4–48.
  • Cray, Ed. Levi’s. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978. Print.
  • Albert Muzquiz. “A Brief History of Garment Worker Labor Rights in the United States.”Heddels, 17 May 2018, 
  • “Lea v. Cone Mills Corporation, 301 F. Supp. 97 (M.D.N.C. 1969).” Justia Law, 
  •, David McCollough, 1 Jan. 1970, 
  • Panek, Tracey. “Celebrating 80 Years of Women’s Jeans.” Levi Strauss & Co, 14 Dec. 2019, 
  • Frayer, Lauren. “For Bangladesh’s Struggling Garment Workers, Hunger Is a Bigger Worry more than Pandemic.” Southern California Public Radio, 5 June 2020, 
  • Periyasamy, Aravin Prince and Gopalakrishnan Duraisamy. “Carbon Footprint on Denim Manufacturing.” (2018).
  • Bhasin, Kim, and Jon Galbarriartu. “Making Jeans Is Bad for the Planet. This Factory Could Change That.”, Bloomberg,

This serves as a bibliography to what I have researched thus far. I hope to expand this research, and dig deeper into the history of denim, looking at its broader impact outside of the United States, specifically in Japan.