Fast Fashion VS. Conscious ConsumerismRead More
Fast Fashion VS. Conscious Consumerism
Fast fashion has captivated consumers for over 20 years. The affordable on-trend pieces are produced in limited quantities creating a sense of urgency to purchase.
Eco-friendly watch groups and informed consumers continue to shed light on the fast fashion industry; an industry known for their pollution and waste and for a low control of their supply chain
As a result, many in the fast fashion industry are advertising new sustainability practices and green efforts. But is it true or simply greenwashing?
What is Fast Fashion and Why is it a Problem?
America is a Mass-Addiction SocietyRead More
America is a Mass-Addiction Society
Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs explains (in Chapter 7 of the Addiction and Unhappiness Report in America) how originally, psychologists and public health specialists applied the concept of addiction mainly or exclusively to substances such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, opioids (both natural and synthetic), and other drugs. Recently, many psychologists have come to regard various behaviors as potential addictions as well; such addictive behaviors include gambling, social media, video games, shopping, unhealthy foods, exercise, extreme sports, and risky sexual behaviors, among others. Behaviors like these may become compulsive, with individuals pursuing them to excess, despite the awareness of their harmful nature to the individuals themselves or to those around them (including family and friends).
Shopping, Eating, Exercis
Why Has Responsible Consumption Not Exploded Yet, Despite Positive Customer Intentions?Read More
Why Has Responsible Consumption Not Exploded Yet, Despite Positive Customer Intentions?
Despite the positive intentions regarding the consumption of green, or sustainable, goods, there is a gap between intention and purchasing behavior. According to Nielsen research, western consumers in 2018 spent $128 billion on sustainable consumer goods ($125 billion in 2017) with 20% growth since 2014. Nielsen predicts that by 2021 this figure will reach $150 billion. One in two consumers in the United States say they are ready to change their consumer habits to reduce their impact on the environment; in particular, millennials are much more likely to be ready than baby boomers (75% against 34%). 80% of millennials say they are willing to pay more for products that declare their social responsibility and 90% are willing to pay more for those products that serve ingredients that are environmentally friendly.
Despite the encouraging data, products that can be considered sustainabl
IKEA Between Sustainability and Green SurveysRead More
IKEA Between Sustainability and Green Surveys
IKEA continues its commitment to the defense of the weakest people after the communication campaign against gender inequality and domestic violence in 2018. In February 2019, the company launched a campaign against cyberbullying and in May one tackling discrimination towards the LGBTQ community. In June its commitment was awarded at Cannes with a Grand Prix, Health & Wellbeing, thanks to the product innovation made by Mccann Tel Aviv aimed at improving the social impact of IKEA by making it accessible to people with disabilities. The "ThisAbles" campaign was carried out with the cooperation of multiple NGOs