Graduation Date

5-2017

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Communications and Media Studies

Director of the Honors Program

Gigi Gokcek, Ph.D.

First Reader

John Duvall, Ph.D.

Second Reader

Bradley Van Alstyne, M.A.

Abstract

Sustainable fashion is a recent movement within the fashion industry that aims to reduce textile waste and environmental depletion while increasing ethical treatment of workers; the goal is to slow down the global production and consumption process in order to form an industry that will be more sustainable in the long run. Along with the development of more socially and eco-conscious production and marketing practices, there is still room for the sustainable fashion movement to grow beyond its current scope. With the support of growing information networks and brand transparency consumers will be better equipped than ever before to make more ethical purchasing decisions and to potentially change the face of the current fashion industry.

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