with the process of trend-making would, on this view, be counter-productive. In contrast, it is often argued that the blatant theft of new ideas, unique designs, and design details by larger companies is what often contributes to the failure of many smaller or independent design companies.
In 2005, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held a conference calling for stricter intellectual property enforcement within the fashion industry to better protect small and medium businesses and promote competitiveness within the textile and clothing industries.
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^ For a discussion of the use of the terms “fashion”, “dress”, “clothing” and “costume” by professionals in various disciplines, see Valerie Cumming, Understanding Fashion History, “Introduction”, Costume & Fashion Press, 2004, ISBN 0-8967-6253-X
^ Braudel, 312-3
^ Timothy Brook: “The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China” (University of California Press 1999); this has a whole section on fashion.
^ al-Hassani, Woodcok and Saoud (2004), ‘Muslim Heritage in Our World’, FSTC publisinhg, pp. 38-9
^ Terrasse, H. (1958)