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Drivers and barriers for sustainable fashion consumption in Spain: a comparison between sustainable and non-sustainable consumers

Autores: Blas Riesgo, S. (Autor de correspondencia); Lavagna, M.; Codina Blasco, Mónica
Título de la revista: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FASHION DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION
ISSN: 1754-3274
Volumen: 16
Número: 1
Páginas: 1 - 13
Fecha de publicación: 2023
Resumen:
This research identifies and portrays the under-researched segment of sustainable fashion consumers, drawing a comparison with the average consumers in Spain, and defines the drivers and barriers for sustainable fashion consumption, further contributing to the attitude-behaviour gap literature. Based on a sample of 1,063 respondents and 23 focus group participants, and following the Theory of Planned Behaviour, the results indicate that lack of trust in fashion companies and their sustainable statements is the main reason preventing consumers from buying sustainable products or doing it more often, followed by higher prices. It appears that the more sustainably conscious consumers are, the less they buy brand-new, preferring alternatives such as second-hand (mainly) and renting. Sustainable fashion consumers demonstrate greater fashion consciousness, environmental concern, perceived consumer effectiveness, and a higher subjective norm than average consumers. Conversely, price is still a critical purchasing driver for the average consumer.