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Book chapter2022Peer reviewed

Consumer attitudes towards sustainability in the garment industry – A consumer study in Hong Kong

Ng, Si Kei Isabella ; Mark-Herbert, Cecilia


Sustainable development in the textile industry is intimately connected to consumer behavior. This chapter concerns consumers behavior in Hong Kong, focusing on the purchasing of garments. Social practice theory offered an understanding of consumer behavior that goes beyond attitudes in the studied focus groups. The results indicate that the complexity in the textile industry contributes to difficulties to capture sustainability aspects in purchasing a garment for the consumer. Therefore, efforts need to be made to educate consumers, which will enable them to be part of continued sustainability transformations of the textile industry.


Communication; Competence; Fast-moving consumer goods; Meanings; Materials; Textile; Social practice theory; Value chain

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Sustainable Textiles: Production, Processing, Manufacturing & Chemistry
2022, pages: 13-40 Title: Sustainable Approaches in Textiles and Fashion
ISBN: 978-981-19-0873-6, eISBN: 978-981-19-0874-3
Publisher: Springer Nature

    Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG12 Responsible consumption and production

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

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