Exploring Design Factors in Designing Horticultural Garments for Older Adults

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2018-01-01
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Min, Seoha
Koo, Helen
Wilson, Jennifer
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Gardening is a common leisure pursuit for many older individuals, and research indicates that older individuals who garden are in better overall health than non-gardeners. Although there are numerous health benefits of gardening activities for older adults, this subject has not been explored sufficiently in the field of apparel design. Thus, the purpose of this study is to explore design factors in developing gardening garments for older adults. This study focuses particularly on the population who were born before the year 1960 because this age cohort has begun retiring and has significant buying power. Findings offer insights for designers who seek to better understand and market to this age cohort by designing relevant garments for their gardening activities.

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