'Green' Trends in Sydney

Caitlin Buckle


‘Green’ fashion promotes ethical, environmentally-friendly practices, and in this paper it is used as a proxy for mainstream acceptability of sustainable practices and as a representation of self. This paper presents the findings from research that explores second-hand and recycled fashion shopping in inner Sydney as it relates to the ‘green’ movement. Using surveys, interviews and geo-spatial observations, this paper seeks to characterise trends in second-hand and recycled clothing channels while establishing the dominant motivations behind participation in this form of retail. These trends are evaluated within the context of ethical and environmental awareness of the participants.


green; fashion; recycled; second-hand; ethical fashion; Sydney

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