Consumer clothing disposal behaviour: A comparative study

Bianchi, Constanza & Birtwistle, Grete (2012) Consumer clothing disposal behaviour: A comparative study. International Journal Of Consumer Studies, 36(3), pp. 335-341.

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Abstract

Fast fashion retailing is leading consumers towards an increased rate of purchasing and the trend to keep clothing for an ever shorter time with the resulting rise in clothing disposal. The aim of this paper is to empirically explore antecedents of two methods of sustainable clothing disposal behaviour in two countries: donating to charities and giving away to family and friends. Using data from females located in Australia and Chile, the authors test the proposed model with structural equation modelling (SEM). The results of this study show that consumer recycling behaviour is a strong and direct driver of donating to charity. In addition, results find that consumer awareness of the environment and consumer age affect donating behaviour. The findings have value for fast fashion retailers, marketers, environmental activists, ecological researchers, charity institutions and public policy makers.

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ID Code: 47708
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2011.01011.x
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1470-6431.2011.01011.x/abstract
Deposited On: 13 Dec 2011 22:52
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2013 00:37

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