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Clean Fallacy: A quantitative study about the price-sustainability relationship within the garment industry
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Corporate colonial behaviour of fashion companies has left the Rana Plaza in ruins

and paved the garment industry with catastrophic deaths, casualties, and hypocrisies.

As a consequence, the industry is being scrutinized, especially the cheap brands. This

paper is an examination of the sustainability of clothes in relation to price and an

exploration of the differences between price segments. Quantitative data in the form

of price and country of manufacture of 173 t-shirts from different brands were

collected and analysed by using the Sustainable Society Index. The results indicate

that the social sustainability level of the country of manufacture accounts for roughly

20% of the differences in t-shirt prices. Clothes made in more socially sustainable

countries indeed tend to have higher prices. However, the difference in social

sustainability is not significant between the high-priced and the luxury segments.

Environmental and economic sustainability have little influence on clothing prices.

The limitations and implications of assessing product sustainability through the lens

of the country of manufacture are addressed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 60
Keyword [en]
price-sustainability relation, country of manufacture, Sustainable Society Index, garment industry
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-324871OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-324871DiVA, id: diva2:1111959
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Master Programme in Sustainable Management
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Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-19 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved

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