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Mar 6, 2014
Faye Donald commented on Faye Donald's blog post Sustainability, the cost to new designers.
"Hello Khogy, With up-cycling you cannot make exactly the same items on a mass scale. I don't want to use up-cycling as I have already done so in the past on my course and I want to show my versatility. Thanks for the suggestion, Faye"
Dec 8, 2013
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Dec 4, 2013
Faye Donald commented on Faye Donald's blog post What do you think are the main factors that prevent consumers buying sustainable fashion?
"Hello everyone, So far I am very pleased with all the comments that you have took the time to post and am thankful for the response. I have to leave the question open ended so that people can give an unbiased opinion without being swayed by my own…"
Dec 4, 2013
Julie commented on Faye Donald's blog post What do you think are the main factors that prevent consumers buying sustainable fashion?
"Hi Faye! I agree with what has been said below. The definition of sustainable is extremely broad, and currently relates to eco-friendly, ethical, Fair Trade, organic, reduced waste, C02 friendly, etc. etc. Also, a brand has to be pretty much…"
Nov 26, 2013
Maria Elena Bernal commented on Faye Donald's blog post What do you think are the main factors that prevent consumers buying sustainable fashion?
"here is a very good article on what segments tend to buy sustainable fashion. I read this last night while in search of scholarly journals to include in my business plan homework. Hope you…"
Nov 19, 2013
Khogy commented on Faye Donald's blog post Sustainability, the cost to new designers.
"Ofocourse they could be upcycled! You just need to find a factory that produces a lot of waste that is the same *ie any garment factory* get creative!"
Nov 19, 2013
Khogy commented on Faye Donald's blog post What do you think are the main factors that prevent consumers buying sustainable fashion?
"I think its because the question of what sustainable fashion really is so much more complex than 'i will buy this t-shirt instead of this t-shirt'. Its not about money. When a consumer becomes truly engaged in the problem of finding…"
Nov 19, 2013
Maria Elena Bernal commented on Faye Donald's blog post What do you think are the main factors that prevent consumers buying sustainable fashion?
"Price is a big factor and also brand awareness."
Nov 19, 2013
Ella Walker commented on Faye Donald's blog post What do you think are the main factors that prevent consumers buying sustainable fashion?
"Also sorry I just thought of something else. Often sustainable clothing is very basic and comes in neutral tones. I want to see more fashion forward and affordable sustainable clothes."
Nov 17, 2013
Ella Walker commented on Faye Donald's blog post What do you think are the main factors that prevent consumers buying sustainable fashion?
"Money. I really want to buy more sustainable and ethical fashion other than vintage but I just can't afford it on my student budget and it really annoys me."
Nov 16, 2013
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What do you think are the main factors that prevent consumers buying sustainable fashion?

As it is my final year, I will be completing my dissertation. Which is based on sustainability. It is an investigation into the current market and looks at how to broaden the market through consumer/retailers opinions. Case studies are making up the majority of my work.If anybody would like to answer the post title question, it would be a huge, gigantic help to my work. The question again is: What do you think are the main factors that prevent consumers buying sustainable fashion?All answers…See More
Nov 14, 2013
Faye Donald commented on Faye Donald's blog post Sustainability, the cost to new designers.
"Hello Cherie, Thank you very much for your advice, I tried to post a response a while ago which evidently didn't work! I am definitely keeping to the ethical/sustainable route. I decided to take a leap of faith and stick to what i believe in.…"
Nov 11, 2013
Cherie Paul commented on Faye Donald's blog post Sustainability, the cost to new designers.
"Hello Faye! I've been making items out of upcycled t shirts for 3 years with very slow success.  I'm a terrible sales person and can't afford to hire help:-( Yet!  I think there are a few things you need to do (and yes,…"
Oct 23, 2013
Faye Donald commented on Faye Donald's blog post Sustainability, the cost to new designers.
"Hello Katharina, Thankyou for taking an interest in my post. I think it's the uncertainty as an undergraduate that worries me. Thankyou very much for the information and I'll take it on board. Thankyou again, Faye"
Oct 16, 2013
Katharina Kaiser commented on Faye Donald's blog post Sustainability, the cost to new designers.
"Hi ! Don´t be afraid of high pricing. There is always someone willing to pay good prices for good quality. besides, if you source organic or sustainable fabrics or wool worldwide ( www.source4style.com) you might get cheaper wholesale prices.…"
Oct 11, 2013

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What do you think are the main factors that prevent consumers buying sustainable fashion?

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 21:50 7 Comments

As it is my final year, I will be completing my dissertation. Which is based on sustainability. It is an investigation into the current market and looks at how to broaden the market through consumer/retailers opinions. 

Case studies are making up the majority of my work.

If anybody would like to answer the post title question, it would be a huge, gigantic help to my work. 

The question again is: What do you think are the main factors that prevent…

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Sustainability, the cost to new designers.

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 15:40 6 Comments

Hi everyone,

My name is Faye Donald, I am a 3rd year fashion and textile BA student at University Centre Doncaster. 

I will be commencing my dissertation in the coming week and am looking for discussions with like minded people, students or designers on starting out with the cost of sustainable materials. Last year I hand knitted a jumper and sourced 100% wool, which cost me £150 for the wool alone, with labour costs on top of this I was concerned that this…

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