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Publication date: 1 May 1983

Karen Peirson

It is estimated that food allergy affects about 7% of children and milk allergy accounts for about 1–3% of that 7%.

Abstract

It is estimated that food allergy affects about 7% of children and milk allergy accounts for about 1–3% of that 7%.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 83 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

Article
Publication date: 20 August 2021

Jitong Li and Karen K. Leonas

This study aims to investigate consumer knowledge of environmentally sustainable apparel (ESA) and examine the impact of communication on consumer knowledge of ESA.

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to investigate consumer knowledge of environmentally sustainable apparel (ESA) and examine the impact of communication on consumer knowledge of ESA.

Design/methodology/approach

This study employed a quantitative survey focused on Millennial and Generation Z consumers. Two communication methods, hangtags and product webpages, were involved. First, two instruments were established to measure consumers’ objective and subjective knowledge of ESA. Second, two questionnaires were developed to collect participants’ knowledge before and after reading hangtags or product webpages.

Findings

There were 385 useable responses. It was found that participants’ knowledge about waste and cotton production’s water issues was less than their knowledge of other subjects and did not increase after reading the related information on hangtags or webpages. Participants’ subjective knowledge was significantly higher than their objective knowledge after communication. The positive effects of communicating with consumers via hangtags and webpages on consumers’ subjective knowledge were confirmed. Additionally, the ESA information provided via hangtags was more effective than webpages in improving consumers’ objective knowledge.

Originality/value

This study makes up for the deficiency in the literature. It provides in-depth insights on consumers’ knowledge of ESA by investigating consumer knowledge before and after communication based on consumer knowledge structure. The textile and apparel industry can use this study’s findings to improve communication with consumers and aid in sustainable product distribution.

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Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management: An International Journal, vol. 26 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-2026

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