sustainable apparel

Sustainable Apparel
Author: Richard Blackburn
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Release Date: 2015-08-28
Pages: 288
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Sustainability is an issue that increasingly concerns all those involved in the apparel industry, including textile manufacturers, apparel designers, retailers and consumers. This important book covers recent advances and novel technologies in the key areas of production, processing and recycling of apparel. Part One addresses sustainable finishing and dyeing processes for textiles. The first two chapters concentrate on the environmental impact of fabric finishing, including water consumption, emissions and waste management. Further chapters focus on plasma and enzymatic treatments for sustainable textile processing, and the potential for improving the sustainability of dyeing technologies. Part Two covers issues of design, retail and recycling, and includes discussions of public attitudes towards sustainability in fashion, methods of measuring apparel sustainability and social trends in the re-use of apparel. Reviews sustainable finishing and dyeing processes for textiles Addresses social attitudes towards and methods for measuring sustainability in the apparel industry and retail sectors Covers recycling of apparel

Handbook Of Sustainable Apparel Production
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Pages: 556
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A hot-button societal issue, sustainability has become a frequently heard term in every industrial segment. Sustainability in apparel production is a vast topic and it has many facets. Handbook of Sustainable Apparel Production covers all aspects of sustainable apparel production including the raw materials employed, sustainable manufacturing processes, and environmental as well as social assessments of apparel production. The book highlights the environmental and social impacts of apparel and its assessment. It explores the complexities involved in implementing sustainable measures in the massive supply chain of apparel production. The discussion then turns to sustainability and consumption behavior of the apparel industry and the assessment of sustainability aspects and parameters. The text details technologies that can pave the way toward sustainability in production and closes with coverage of design aspects, particularly sustainable design/eco design and new approaches to fashion sustainability. A vast and complex topic, sustainability in apparel production has many faces and facets. With contributions from an international panel of experts, this book unites all the elements, including very minute details, and supports them with detailed and interesting case studies. It gives you a framework for moving towards sustainability.

Sustainable Innovations In Apparel Production
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-04-13
Pages: 111
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There have been a lot of innovations in making the garment or apparel production sector sustainable. This book highlights sustainable innovations in the apparel production sector, which is the final destination in the textile production segment. Measuring sustainability in clothing is one of the inevitable areas to deal with when it comes to sustainable apparel production, which is also highlighted here.

Consumer Behaviour And Sustainable Fashion Consumption
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-06-21
Pages: 96
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This book analyses the importance of consumer behaviour in sustainable fashion and consumption. Consumer behaviour plays a major role in sustainability, and when it comes to textile products, a number of studies have shown that for certain product categories, consumer behaviour during use and disposal stages influences the entire life cycle impacts of the product more than the raw material and manufacturing stages. However green the production, the overall sustainability of a product depends on the consumers who use and dispose of it.

Roadmap To Sustainable Textiles And Clothing
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2014-10-08
Pages: 196
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This book covers the elements involved in achieving sustainability in textiles and clothing sector. The chapters covered in three volumes of this series title cover all the distinctive areas earmarked for achieving sustainable development in textiles and clothing industry. This third volume highlights the areas pertaining to the regulatory aspects and sustainability standards applicable to textiles and clothing supply chain. There are various standards earmarked for measuring the environmental impacts and sustainability of textile products. There are also plenty of certification schemes available along with the index systems applicable to textile sector. Brands and manufactures are also venturing into new developments to achieve sustainable development in textile sector. This third volume addresses all these important aspects.

Routledge Handbook Of Sustainability And Fashion
Author: Kate Fletcher
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Pages: 324
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The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the degradation of natural systems, with the associated environmental footprint of clothing high in comparison with other products. Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion recognizes the complexity of aligning fashion with sustainability. It explores fashion and sustainability at the levels of products, processes, and paradigms and takes a truly multi-disciplinary approach to critically question and suggest creative responses to issues of: • Fashion in a post-growth society • Fashion, diversity and equity • Fashion, fluidity and balance across natural, social and economic systems This handbook is a unique resource for a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities interested in sustainability and fashion.

Sustainable Fashion And Textiles
Author: Kate Fletcher
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Pages: 288
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Praise for the previous edition: "[A] fascinating book." John Thackara, Doors of Perception "Provides the foundations for a radical new perspective." Ethical Pulse "At last a book that dispels the idea that fashion is only interested in trend-driven fluff: not only does it have a brain, but it could be a sustainable one." Lucy Siegle, Crafts Magazine Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys continues to define the field of design in fashion and textiles. Arranged in two sections, the first four chapters represent key stages of the lifecycle: material cultivation/extraction, production, use and disposal. The remaining four chapters explore design approaches for altering the scale and nature of consumption, including service design, localism, speed and user involvement. While each chapter is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design. Including a new preface, updated content and a new conclusion reflecting and critiquing developments in the field, as well as discussing future developments, the second edition promises to provide further impetus for future change, sealing Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys as the must-buy book for fashion and textiles professionals and students interested in sustainability.

Factors Influencing Willingness To Pay For Sustainable Apparel  A Literature Review
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Release Date: 2018
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Abstract: Using a vote count analysis that synthesizes previous works, this study reviews the pivotal factors that lead to greater willingness to pay for sustainable apparel products. Previous work generally concurs that there is a desire for sustainable apparel, even when a price premium is required. Our findings clearly indicate that consumers, when making an actual purchase, are resistant to price premiums unless they perceive a tangible benefit equivalent to the premium paid. These benefits are various, but they can all be grouped as constituting "value." However, that desire does not directly translate into purchasing action. We conclude that that desire is a form of theoretical rationality in the consumer's mind. Even when value is added, the evidence indicates that the apparel will gain minimum acceptance unless the esthetic is also appealing.

Designing Fashion S Future
Author: Alice Payne
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2020-12-10
Pages: 240
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How do fashion designers design? How does design function within the industry? How can design practices open up sustainable pathways for fashion's future? Designing Fashion's Future responds to these questions to offer a fresh understanding of design practices within the sprawling, shifting fashion system. Fashion design is typically viewed as the rarefied practice of elite professionals, or else as a single stage within the apparel value chain. Alice Payne shows how design needn't be reduced to a set of decisions by a designer or design team, but can instead be examined as a process, object, or agent that shapes fashion's material and symbolic worlds. Designing Fashion's Future draws on more than 50 interviews with industry professionals based in Australia, Asia, North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. These diverse perspectives from multinational retailers, independent and experimental contexts ground the discussion in contemporary industry practices.

Sustainable Poverty Reduction In Less Favoured Areas
Author: Ruerd Ruben
Publisher: CABI
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 472
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Consumed  Rethinking Business In The Era Of Mindful Spending
Author: Andrew Benett
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Pages: 256
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As the effects of the global recession linger, consumers everywhere are changing their purchasing patterns, paying greater attention to what and why they are buying, and from whom. While many feel rampant spending is hard-wired into the modern psyche and that we will be back to our wasteful ways soon enough, there are clear indications of a permanent shift in the way we shop. Even before the economic downturn, consumers' definitions of value had begun to change. People were becoming more mindful about their purchases and more attuned to the social and environmental implications of their choices. To better understand this important evolution and its ramifications for business, Andrew Benett and Anne O'Reilly launched a groundbreaking study on the New Consumer and the escalating dissatisfaction over hyperconsumerism. Here, for the first time, is an in-depth look at the new face of the global consumer, showing that: • A significant majority in the seven markets surveyed are deeply worried about the direction in which our consumption-obsessed society is moving. They believe people have become both physically and mentally lazy, and that, as a society, we have lost sight of what truly matters. • Two-thirds believe they would be better off if they lived more simply, and a quarter say they would be happier if they owned fewer things. • Half of Americans surveyed are deriving a sense of satisfaction from reducing their purchases during the downturn, and three-quarters are feeling good about cutting back on the amount of waste they create. • A majority of Americans have no intention of going back to their old shopping patterns, even when the economy rebounds. Now, as the consumer voice signals its changed priorities, forward-thinking companies are responding by rejecting excess and artificiality in favor of products and communications that offer authenticity, substance, and interconnectedness—all values today's more mindful consumer craves. In this book, the brand experts look at corporations as diverse as Glenmorangie and Wal-Mart to see what lessons they can offer to businesses attempting to grow in the postconsumerism era. They also spoke with corporate leaders in a variety of industries to learn how they are recasting their businesses and brands in order to prepare for the changes ahead. Through cutting-edge research and a sharp look at new industry models, Consumed provides real direction for marketers and managers.

Cheaponomics
Author: Michael Carolan
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2014-03-21
Pages: 216
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Do you really think you are getting a good deal when given that free mobile phone for switching service providers, if a multinational retailer undercuts its competitors or by the fact that food is relatively cheaper today in many countries than ever before? Think again! As Michael Carolan clearly shows in this compelling book, cheapness is an illusion. The real cost of low prices is alarmingly high. It is shown for example that citizens are frequently subsidising low prices through welfare support to poorly-paid workers in their own country, or relying on the exploitation of workers in poor countries for cheap goods. Environmental pollution may not be costed into goods and services, but is paid for indirectly by people living away from its source or by future generations. Even with private cars, when the total costs of this form of mobility are tallied it proves to be an astronomically expensive model of transportation. All of these costs need to be accounted for. The author captures these issues by the concept of "cheaponomics". The key point is that costs and risks are socialised: we all pay for cheapness, but not at the point of purchase. Drawing on a wide range of examples and issues from over-consumption and waste to over-work, unemployment, inequality, and the depersonalising of communities, it is convincingly shown that cheapness can no longer be seen as such a bargain. Instead we need to refocus for a better sense of well-being, social justice and a balanced approach to prosperity.

Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Management
Author: Tsan-Ming Choi
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2015-03-20
Pages: 201
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This handbook is a compilation of comprehensive reference sources that provide state-of-the-art findings on both theoretical and applied research on sustainable fashion supply chain management. It contains three parts, organized under the headings of “Reviews and Discussions,” “Analytical Research,” and “Empirical Research,” featuring peer-reviewed papers contributed by researchers from Asia, Europe, and the US. This book is the first to focus on sustainable supply chain management in the fashion industry and is therefore a pioneering text on this topic. In the fashion industry, disposable fashion under the fast fashion concept has become a trend. In this trend, fashion supply chains must be highly responsive to market changes and able to produce fashion products in very small quantities to satisfy changing consumer needs. As a result, new styles will appear in the market within a very short time and fashion brands such as Zara can reduce the whole process cycle from conceptual design to a final ready-to-sell “well-produced and packaged” product on the retail sales floor within a few weeks. From the supply chain’s perspective, the fast fashion concept helps to match supply and demand and lowers inventory. Moreover, since many fast fashion companies, e.g., Zara, H&M, and Topshop, adopt a local sourcing approach and obtain supply from local manufacturers (to cut lead time), the corresponding carbon footprint is much reduced. Thus, this local sourcing scheme under fast fashion would enhance the level of environmental friendliness compared with the more traditional offshore sourcing. Furthermore, since the fashion supply chain is notorious for generating high volumes of pollutants, involving hazardous materials in the production processes, and producing products by companies with low social responsibility, new management principles and theories, especially those that take into account consumer behaviours and preferences, need to be developed to address many of these issues in order to achieve the goal of sustainable fashion supply chain management. The topics covered include Reverse Logistics of US Carpet Recycling; Green Brand Strategies in the Fashion Industry; Impacts of Social Media on Consumers’ Disposals of Apparel; Fashion Supply Chain Network Competition with Eco-labelling; Reverse Logistics as a Sustainable Supply Chain Practice for the Fashion Industry; Apparel Manufacturers’ Path to World-class Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Slow-Fashion Industry; Mass Market Second-hand Clothing Retail Operations in Hong Kong; Constraints and Drivers of Growth in the Ethical Fashion Sector: The case of France; and Effects of Used Garment Collection Programmes in Fast Fashion Brands.

The Sustainable Global Marketplace
Author: Mary Conway Dato-on
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2014-10-27
Pages: 503
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Founded in 1971, the Academy of Marketing Science is an international organization dedicated to promoting timely explorations of phenomena related to the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice. Among its services to members and the community at large, the Academy offers conferences, congresses and symposia that attract delegates from around the world. Presentations from these events are published in this Proceedings series, which offers a comprehensive archive of volumes reflecting the evolution of the field. Volumes deliver cutting-edge research and insights, complimenting the Academy’s flagship journals, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) and AMS Review. Volumes are edited by leading scholars and practitioners across a wide range of subject areas in marketing science. This volume includes the full proceedings from the 2011 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference held in Coral Gables, Florida, entitled The Sustainable Global Marketplace.

Consumers  Online Decision Making Process Toward Sustainable Apparel
Author: Md Mayedul Islam
Publisher:
Release Date: 2019
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Marketing of sustainable apparel could have several inherent barriers including the higher product price, limited choices, aesthetic disadvantages, and complexity of information. Individuals working in the field of sustainable apparel need to know the important attributes such as price and consumer review provided with a product that consumers focus on during their decision-making process to encourage consumption of sustainable apparel. Recently, online apparel sales grew at a higher rate than the overall apparel sales did. However, no existing research has studied how online presentation of the sustainability attributes of an apparel product influences consumers' online purchasing behaviors. Therefore, this study investigated 1) how sustainability attributes of apparel products presented on a website influence the purchase decision of a participant, and 2) how a consumers' level of concern on the environmental impact of the apparel industry influence his/her purchase decision. Additionally, this study explored the potential usage of eye-tracking technology (ET) as a tool for investigating consumers' online purchasing decision-making process, particularly for sustainable apparel. The study consists of two phases. The first phase was a survey, and the second phase was an eye-tracking study plus an exit survey. An online survey was administered to more than three hundred fifty 18-65 years old participants to collect demographic information, information of purchasing behavior, and level of concern on the environmental impact of the apparel industry. Based on the score of concern, the respondents were categorized into a lower concern group (lower 33%) and a higher concern group (upper 33%). Later, eligible participants in each group were invited to participate in the second phase. Participants were provided with screenshots of apparel from the website of two selected brands including a more sustainable apparel brand (Patagonia) and a less sustainable apparel brand (Adidas). They were instructed to wear a pair of eye-tracking glasses during the evaluation process. Immediately after completing the eye-tracking recording, participants completed an exit survey where they were asked to respond to the questions about the eye-tracking experience and indicate which out of the two brands they would most likely to purchase. Data were analyzed using independent samples T-test and Mann-Whitney' Wilcoxon test. By examining the gaze behavior and self-reported data of the participants, this study found that sustainability attributes may influence the purchase decision when consumers have a higher concern on the environmental impact of the apparel industry and place adequate attention to these attributes. In addition, findings indicate that consumers' existing concern for apparel industry impact has no significant effect on consumers' online decision-making for the purchase of sustainable apparel. This study offers insights into how consumers' attention works in the decision-making process for online marketing of sustainable apparel. Limitations of the study are discussed.

Sustainability In Fashion And Apparels
Author: M. Parthiban
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2018-02-21
Pages: 226
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This textbook addresses the pathway to reach sustainability in fashion business and apparel sectors. This book contains various research papers originally contributed by different authors from various organizations who are all working towards the eco-friendly manufacturing of apparel products. This textbook provides approaches, techniques, alternative procedures/sustainable routes to develop sustainable apparel in a more environmentally friendly manner for the future. The research papers discussed in this book mainly focus on the various challenges put forth by the apparel industry with respect to environmentally friendly product manufacturing and also provides solutions to achieve the same through different principles and approaches which fulfil the production, user and disposal ecological considerations. The book will be really useful for academicians, industry personnel and to textile and apparel students and scholars who wish to explore their knowledge and innovations in the field of sustainable apparel product manufacturing and processes.

It S Not The How Or The What But The Who
Author: Claudio Fernández-Aráoz
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Pages: 240
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Succeed by mastering the art of the who Why surround yourself with the best? Because it matters—in all aspects of life. In fact, in professional environments, getting people right—what global leadership authority Claudio Fernández-Aráoz calls “the art of great ‘who’ decisions”—marks the difference between success and failure. To thrive, you need to identify those with the highest potential, get them in your corner and on your team, and help them grow. Yet surprisingly very few of us are able to meet that challenge. This series of short and engaging essays outlines the obstacles to great “who” decisions and offers solutions to address them in a systematic way. Drawing from several decades of experience in global executive search and talent development, as well as the latest management and psychology research, Fernández-Aráoz offers wisdom and practical advice to improve the choices we make about employees and mentors, business partners and friends, top corporate leaders and even elected officials. The personal stories and cutting-edge studies described in the book will help you understand both your own failings and the external forces commonly at play in staffing decisions. The author shares concrete recommendations on how to select the best people, bring out their strengths, foster collective greatness in the groups you’ve assembled, and create not only better organizations but also a better society. Starting with the cases of Amazon pioneer Jeff Bezos and Brazilian tycoon Roger Agnelli and continuing with individual and corporate examples from around the world, Fernández-Aráoz paints a vivid picture of what great “who” decisions look like and presents a fresh and commanding argument about why they matter more than ever today.

The Breakthrough Challenge
Author: John Elkington
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Pages: 272
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The world’s most forward-looking CEOs recognize the realchallenge facing business today: a fundamental shift in the natureof commerce. While sustainability programs, government action, andnonprofits are all parts of the solution, CEOs and other leadersmust focus on social, environmental, and economic benefit—notonly because it will make the world a better place, but because itwill ensure lasting profitability and success in the businessclimate of tomorrow. The Breakthrough Challenge is both an inspiringcall-to-action and a guide for this transformation, based on thework of The B Team, a major initiative uniting leaders insustainability. As a founding advisor and member of The B Team,John Elkington and Jochen Zeitz map out an agenda for change. Themost important goal for businesses must be redefining the bottomline to account for true long-term costs throughout the supplychain. To achieve this, leaders must rethink everything: whatcounts on balance sheets, how to incentivize performance, who doeswhat in the C-suite, and even what inspires us. The BreakthroughChallenge draws on over 100 exclusive interviews to show thisshift in action, sharing the pioneering work of leaders such asPaul Polman, CEO of Unilever; Arianna Huffington, founder and CEOof The Huffington Post; Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman ofthe Nestlé Group; and Linda Fisher, pioneering ChiefSustainability Officer at DuPont, among many others. Change-as-usual strategies are not enough to move business frombreakdowns to breakthroughs. The Breakthrough Challengeshows leaders how to achieve a true transformation and refocus thedefinition of profitability on the lasting wellbeing of people andplanet—for the lasting success of their business.

Investigating Older Female Consumers  Environmentally Sustainable Apparel Consumption Through Socioemotional Selectivity Theory And Advertising Appeals
Author: Gwia Kim
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Release Date: 2018
Pages: 171
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"During recent decades, the importance of environmentally sustainable apparel consumption has been emphasized by researchers and marketers because the apparel industry is responsible for several concerns related to the environment. However, despite numerous studies on environmental apparel consumption, current research on the behavior of older consumers is limited. Older consumers have recently grown in their collective purchasing power and are increasingly consuming more apparel; thus, for the purpose of sustainable development, it is important to examine their environmentally sustainable apparel consumption. The purpose of this study is to explain the consumption of environmentally sustainable apparel among elderly consumers. Built on socioemotional selectivity theory (SST) and the positivity effect, this study attempts to discover whether the time perspective of elderly consumers explains their environmentally sustainable apparel consumption. Moreover, by comparing advertisement appeal types, the study further examines how purchase intentions toward environmentally sustainable apparel may be enhanced. This research was conducted with female participants who were 65 years of age or older at the time of this study. A survey questionnaire obtained information about the respondents' environmentally sustainable apparel consumption, time perspective, fashion consciousness, and purchase intention toward shirts shown in environment-related advertisement stimuli. In order to test the ten proposed hypotheses, a total of 154 usable responses were collected from members of organizations (e.g., churches, YMCAs, and senior centers) in North Carolina. The findings showed that older female adults with expansive time perspectives were more likely to behave sustainably when purchasing apparel (H1), with their fashion consciousness moderating this relationship between time perspective and environmental apparel consumption (H1a). Although emotional appeals did not have stronger effects on purchase intention than rational (H2a) or control appeals (H2b), it was discovered that rational advertisements can encourage the environmental purchase intentions of elderly consumers more effectively than advertisements with no environmental messages (H2c). Positive emotional messages were not more persuasive than negative emotional messages (H3a), but they nevertheless enhanced environmental purchase intentions more than control advertisements (advertisements with no messages about environmental sustainability) (H3b). There were no significant differences between negative emotional and control appeals (H3c). These results offer several implications. The time perspective of elderly women is shown to have considerable influence on their environmental behavior. Expansive time perspective is correlated with higher environmentally sustainable apparel consumption than limited time perspective, likely because expansive time perspectives emphasize future-oriented goals, which align strongly with the concept of sustainability. Thus, apparel retailers are advised to consider time perspective as well as age when encouraging environmental consumption; furthermore, their clothing items would benefit from higher levels of fashion consciousness. Environmental messages containing rational information and eliciting positive emotions can also encourage purchase intentions toward environmentally sustainable apparel among elderly consumers. The limitations of the study and suggestions for future studies are discussed as well."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Sustainable Industries Journal
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Release Date: 2008
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