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Sustainable consumption has been an area of research since the 1990s (Jackson, 2004) and researchers have examined the acquisition, maintenance, and disposal of apparel products (Winakor, 1969). Consumers’ motivations vary for why they consume new products. However, there has been a trend in reusing and re-purposing apparel products with the popularity of social media sites like Pinterest. The awareness, exposure, and education of how to sew may affect consumers’ sustainable disposal of apparel products. However, many family consumer science or home economic classes in secondary schools have seen sever budget cuts (Washington Post, May 17, 2010).

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The education of sustainable consumers: An analysis of sewing education and disposal activity

Sustainable consumption has been an area of research since the 1990s (Jackson, 2004) and researchers have examined the acquisition, maintenance, and disposal of apparel products (Winakor, 1969). Consumers’ motivations vary for why they consume new products. However, there has been a trend in reusing and re-purposing apparel products with the popularity of social media sites like Pinterest. The awareness, exposure, and education of how to sew may affect consumers’ sustainable disposal of apparel products. However, many family consumer science or home economic classes in secondary schools have seen sever budget cuts (Washington Post, May 17, 2010).

 

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