Examination of Two Decades in Used Clothing Trade: The Case of the United States and Selected Developed Economies

dc.contributor.author Zhang, Ling
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Ling
dc.contributor.author Karpova, Elena
dc.contributor.author Karpova, Elena
dc.contributor.department Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management
dc.date 2019-01-02T01:04:23.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:47:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T22:47:20Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2016
dc.date.issued 2016-12-26
dc.description.abstract <p>This research examined two decades of the U.S. used clothing exports to the world. All countries (209) were classified into four groups based on the level of economic development. Between 1996 and 2012, U.S. used clothing exports shifted away from low-income economies to high-income economies. For the first time, our research demonstrated that the majority of used clothing discarded by American consumers is exported to high-income economies instead of poorest nations of the world. Next, used clothing exports and imports by volume and value in seven high-income countries were analyzed. The high-income countries not only exported but also imported significant amount of used clothing, which indicates a growing demand for worn apparel in developed nations. The demand might be at least partially attributed to the popular vintage clothing trend and increasing consumer environmentalism. Implications regarding development and implementation of a new classification system of worn clothing and recommendations for future research are presented.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Lee, Y., Zhang, L., & Karpova, E. Examination of two decades in used clothing trade: The case of the United States and other developed economies. <em>Fashion, Industry and Education</em>, 14(2), 24-34. DOI: <a href="https://dx.doi.org/10.7741/fie.2016.14.2.024" target="_blank">10.7741/fie.2016.14.2.024</a>. </p>
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dc.source.uri 10.7741/fie.2016.14.2.024
dc.subject.disciplines Asian American Studies
dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Business
dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Design
dc.subject.disciplines Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts
dc.subject.disciplines International Business
dc.subject.disciplines Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures
dc.subject.keywords second-hand clothing
dc.subject.keywords used clothing trade
dc.subject.keywords worn apparel
dc.title Examination of Two Decades in Used Clothing Trade: The Case of the United States and Selected Developed Economies
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