Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Generation Y's purchase intentions with organic, fair trade, and recycled apparel and their relationships to moral obligation

Authors
  • Chanmi Gloria Hwang (Iowa State University)
  • Young-A Lee (Iowa State University)
  • Sonali Diddi (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The apparel industry is taking highly proactive approach to protect people and the environment followed by the upsurge of public opinions. Thus, under an umbrella movement of sustainability, efforts to improve all of three pillars – social, economic, and environmental – became “a focal point in academic and industry literature” (Lee & Hill, 2012, p. 488). Many consumers are becoming aware of apparel company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. Companies see social and environmental initiatives as a new source of business profits; therefore, a new green marketing paradigm has emerged and taken over in conventional marketing strategies.

Keywords: generation Y, corporate social responsibility, apparel, moral obligation

How to Cite:

Hwang, C. G., Lee, Y. & Diddi, S., (2013) “Generation Y's purchase intentions with organic, fair trade, and recycled apparel and their relationships to moral obligation”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 70(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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