Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Lui, Roger Y

Center

Hong Kong, China

Abstract

The project goal was to work in collaboration with Friends of the Earth Hong Kong to determine the best methods for local businesses and consumers to increase sustainable practices in Hong Kong’s fashion industry. We collected information about sustainable company and consumer habits through extensive research, interviews with industry stakeholders, and existing consumer survey data. The project resulted in four core recommendations to address the lack of sustainability in Hong Kong fashion industry. These include developing a catalog of fashion technologies for designers, encouraging Friends of the Earth to host upcycling events for consumers, improving the Higg Index, a company self-evaluation tool on sustainability, and educating consumers on fashion sustainability.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Project Center

Hong Kong, China

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