Abstract

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There are many factors that go into the apparel life cycle and both manufacturers and consumers contribute to the effects that the apparel industry has on the environment. In order to strike change and better the environmental impacts from the apparel industry it is important to study what is directly affecting the environment and who has a larger impact, the consumers or manufacturers? Manufacturers have a large part due to their large facilities and mass amounts of products they are creating every day, but also once the products are purchased by consumers every small act is multiplied by millions. Laundry habits are a prime example for the consumers behavior based on the fact that millions of people are washing clothing every day, using energy and harsh chemicals. They also disposed of clothing and produce mass amounts of non-compostable waste. The research conducted displays many ways that both manufacturers and consumers need to do their part to better the apparel life cycle and create a more circular system.

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There are many factors that go into the apparel life cycle and both manufacturers and consumers contribute to the effects that the apparel industry has on the environment. In order to strike change and better the environmental impacts from the apparel industry it is important to study what is directly affecting the environment and who has a larger impact, the consumers or manufacturers?

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Merchandisinig

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Mourad

Krifa

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Fashion Business

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM

From Cradle to Grave: Apparel Product Life Cycle

MERCH

There are many factors that go into the apparel life cycle and both manufacturers and consumers contribute to the effects that the apparel industry has on the environment. In order to strike change and better the environmental impacts from the apparel industry it is important to study what is directly affecting the environment and who has a larger impact, the consumers or manufacturers? Manufacturers have a large part due to their large facilities and mass amounts of products they are creating every day, but also once the products are purchased by consumers every small act is multiplied by millions. Laundry habits are a prime example for the consumers behavior based on the fact that millions of people are washing clothing every day, using energy and harsh chemicals. They also disposed of clothing and produce mass amounts of non-compostable waste. The research conducted displays many ways that both manufacturers and consumers need to do their part to better the apparel life cycle and create a more circular system.