Abstract Title

What Fashion Retailers are Doing to Combat Water and Natural Resource Overconsumption

Abstract

The Fashion Industry has been a long time consumer of natural resources; specifically water. It strongly depends on other industries to survive, including agriculture and manufacturing. With the rise of fast fashion, it is no surprise that with more demand for clothing creates a need for more and more natural resources to be used. Proper disposal of waste is crucial in order to not affect the surrounding ecosystems. Companies are now starting to acknowledge the unsustainable practices of their manufacturing process, and are beginning to develop new technologies in order to battle the current pollution output and natural resource consumption. Our research will focus on the how natural resources are used, the negative environmental effects, and how companies are developing new strategies and technologies to combat environmental pollution and consumption. The main form of research that will be conducted is a content analysis due to its efficiency. Using the most up to date database resources we will evaluate the information and form our consensus on what is being done to change the current problem. From the sources we have gathered thus far, we can see that companies are taking the environment into consideration when producing clothing, but may not be doing all that they should. Some possible outcomes of our research may show the rapid decline of natural resources that are crucial to keep ecosystems balanced, or that companies are not doing enough. After all research has been conducted, based on our findings, we will offer recommendations on how to better the processes in order lower the water use and waste.

Modified Abstract

The Fashion Industry has been a long time consumer of natural resources; specifically water. Manufacturing is the main contributor. Companies are now starting to acknowledge the unsustainable practices of their manufacturing process, and are beginning to develop new technologies in order to battle the current pollution output and natural resource consumption. Using the most up to date database resources we will evaluate the information and form our consensus on what is being done to change the current problem. Some possible outcomes of our research may show the rapid decline of natural resources that are crucial to keep ecosystems balanced, or that companies are not doing enough. After all research has been conducted, based on our findings, we will offer recommendations on how to better the processes in order lower the water use and waste.

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

Fashion Business | Natural Resources and Conservation | Sustainability

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What Fashion Retailers are Doing to Combat Water and Natural Resource Overconsumption

The Fashion Industry has been a long time consumer of natural resources; specifically water. It strongly depends on other industries to survive, including agriculture and manufacturing. With the rise of fast fashion, it is no surprise that with more demand for clothing creates a need for more and more natural resources to be used. Proper disposal of waste is crucial in order to not affect the surrounding ecosystems. Companies are now starting to acknowledge the unsustainable practices of their manufacturing process, and are beginning to develop new technologies in order to battle the current pollution output and natural resource consumption. Our research will focus on the how natural resources are used, the negative environmental effects, and how companies are developing new strategies and technologies to combat environmental pollution and consumption. The main form of research that will be conducted is a content analysis due to its efficiency. Using the most up to date database resources we will evaluate the information and form our consensus on what is being done to change the current problem. From the sources we have gathered thus far, we can see that companies are taking the environment into consideration when producing clothing, but may not be doing all that they should. Some possible outcomes of our research may show the rapid decline of natural resources that are crucial to keep ecosystems balanced, or that companies are not doing enough. After all research has been conducted, based on our findings, we will offer recommendations on how to better the processes in order lower the water use and waste.