Exploration of second-hand apparel acquisition behaviors and barriers

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dc.contributor.author Hiller Connell, Kim Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-10T15:43:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-10T15:43:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/7995
dc.description.abstract Post-consumer textile waste, including garments discarded by the original owner, is an environmental issue. In 2006, 11.8 million tons of textiles entered the United States municipal solid waste stream, with only 1.81 million tons being recovered for recycling, a recovery rate of 15.3%. On a yearly basis, Americans throw away approximately 68 pounds of apparel and textile products per person. Although American consumers (primarily through charity and donation programs) do prevent approximately 1.25 million tons of textile products from entering the municipal waste stream on an annual basis, a large portion of discarded clothing becomes solid waste. Furthermore, it is estimated that only 40% of all donated apparel is actually sold as clothing to American consumers. There remains very little understanding of how to increase the number of new consumers acquiring apparel through second-hand sources. This is the knowledge gap this exploratory study begins to fill. en_US
dc.publisher International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.itaaonline.org en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by International Textile and Apparel Association, March 10, 2011 en_US
dc.subject Second-hand en_US
dc.subject Apparel en_US
dc.subject Acquisition en_US
dc.subject Consumer behavior en_US
dc.title Exploration of second-hand apparel acquisition behaviors and barriers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2009 en_US
dc.citation.ctitle ITAA 2009 Proceedings #66 en_US
dc.description.conference 66th Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Bellevue, Washington, October 28-31, 2009 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kyhc en_US

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