Public consciousness and willingness to embrace ethical consumption of textile products in Mexico

Thalía Campos Deschamps, Bruce Carnie, Ningtao Mao

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The Mexican economy has been showing a continuous and arguably remarkable growth in the last decade, and it is expected that this strong economic growth is based on a balance between social equity, fiscal growth and environmental protection. This composite situation requires us to have a clear understanding of changes in consumer behaviour and their attitudes towards ethical consumerism in this region.

With the use of a semi-structured questionnaire, this pilot study presented a detailed analysis of the consumer attitudes towards ethical consumerism in relation to their socioeconomic class levels in this region, the public consciousness and willingness to embrace ethical consumption of textile products in Mexico were thus determined. It is hoped that this knowledge provides the basis for the initiation of a framework of activities and measures to develop sustainable consumption habits and to educate consumers on the subject of ethical consumption.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTextiles and Clothing Sustainability
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Public consciousness and willingness to embrace ethical consumption of textile products in Mexico. / Deschamps, Thalía Campos; Carnie, Bruce; Mao, Ningtao.

In: Textiles and Clothing Sustainability, Vol. 2, No. 6, 26.04.2016.

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