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Social responsibility and women's acquisition of secondhand clothing
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ISBN 9780549850427
REGISTERED: 12/08/18
UPDATED: 12/16/19
Social responsibility and women's acquisition of secondhand clothing.
The purpose of this study was to investigate women's motivations for acquiring and wearing secondhand clothing. It specifically targets women as consumers of secondhand clothing either for themselves or their families. The goal was to discover whether women's acquisition of secondhand clothing is linked to social responsibility. Major research questions focused on motivations and factors for acquiring and wearing secondhand clothing and what is done when clothing is no longer needed,


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  • ISBN bar code 9780549850427 ξ1 registered April 21 2016
  • Product category is Social-responsibility-and-womens-acquisition-of-secondhand-clothing Jill-Skinner-Charbonneau Book

The purpose of this study was to investigate women's motivations for acquiring and wearing secondhand clothing. It specifically targets women as consumers of secondhand clothing either for themselves or their families. The goal was to discover whether women's acquisition of secondhand clothing is linked to social responsibility. Major research questions focused on motivations and factors for acquiring and wearing secondhand clothing and what is done when clothing is no longer needed, wanted, or used. This study followed the guidelines of phenomenology to understand and scrutinize the lived experiences of women. This was achieved by asking women to describe and share motivations for acquiring and wearing secondhand clothing. Purposive and snowball sampling were used to garner a sample of 23 women for three focus groups. Experiences of acquiring or wearing secondhand clothing for themselves and their families were analyzed from a written survey and focus group transcripts to create a profile of the socially responsible clothing consumer. Women were motivated to acquire and wear secondhand clothing for quality and its uniqueness at bargain prices. These qualities added joy to the shopping experience and evoked pleasant childhood memories and conscientious for the environment. Women influenced and informed others of the benefits of acquiring and wearing secondhand clothing. Bargain prices, thrill of the hunt, and finding clothing that fit well were influences for acquisition and use of secondhand clothing. Clothing disposal options were donating to thrift stores; giving to family and friends; repurposing, rejuvenating, or recycling; and selling at garage sales, consignment stores, flea markets, and e-Bay. Disposing into a dumpster was a last resort for clothing that cannot be worn, repurposed, or recycled-and truly at the end of its life cycle. These findings indicate socially responsible behavior. Recommendations for academia are to integrate socially


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