Abstract Title

The Impact of Consumer Disposal Habits on the Environment

Abstract

Fast Fashion has taken over the fashion industry, completely changing the process of garment design, delivery and disposal. This new way of delivery provides clothing to customers faster than ever with new styles arriving to stores as frequent as every two weeks. With the overwhelming popularity of fast fashion, consumers are buying more clothing at extremely low costs. This creates massive amounts of waste that our Earth cannot properly sustain. This raises the question of where our clothing will end up once donated. The purpose of this study is to educate retailers on how to properly educate consumers on disposing unwanted clothing and raise awareness about the effects it has on the environment. Multiple surveys will be given to residents and students in Kent, Ohio as well as an interview with Goodwill management and local donation centers. The results of the survey will show how consumers of Kent, Ohio view garment disposal. This information will help retailers educate their consumers on where their clothing is going opposed to where they believe it will go. This will in turn allow fashion companies to set the standard for healthy disposal habits. This information can lessen the negative impact the fashion industry has on our Earth. This will encourage retailers to implement new ways of disposing garments, ultimately to become more sustainable with their clothing.

Modified Abstract

Fast fashion has created massive amounts of waste which raises the question of where our clothing will end up once donated. The purpose of this study is to educate retailers on how to properly educate consumers on disposing unwanted clothing and raise awareness about the effects it has on the environment. Multiple surveys will be given to residents and students in Kent, Ohio as well as an interview with Goodwill management and local donation centers. The results of the survey will show how consumers of Kent, Ohio view garment disposal and will allow farther education for retailers to provide their consumers.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Merchandisinig

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Jewon Lyu

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Behavioral Economics | Fashion Business | Marketing | Natural Resources and Conservation | Sustainability

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The Impact of Consumer Disposal Habits on the Environment

Fast Fashion has taken over the fashion industry, completely changing the process of garment design, delivery and disposal. This new way of delivery provides clothing to customers faster than ever with new styles arriving to stores as frequent as every two weeks. With the overwhelming popularity of fast fashion, consumers are buying more clothing at extremely low costs. This creates massive amounts of waste that our Earth cannot properly sustain. This raises the question of where our clothing will end up once donated. The purpose of this study is to educate retailers on how to properly educate consumers on disposing unwanted clothing and raise awareness about the effects it has on the environment. Multiple surveys will be given to residents and students in Kent, Ohio as well as an interview with Goodwill management and local donation centers. The results of the survey will show how consumers of Kent, Ohio view garment disposal. This information will help retailers educate their consumers on where their clothing is going opposed to where they believe it will go. This will in turn allow fashion companies to set the standard for healthy disposal habits. This information can lessen the negative impact the fashion industry has on our Earth. This will encourage retailers to implement new ways of disposing garments, ultimately to become more sustainable with their clothing.