A Labeling Regulation Analysis for Eco-fashion Product

By Heather Beck and Jongeun Kim.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies

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The first objective of the study was to investigate eco-products while comparing with conventional products in three different levels of apparel companies. Data were collected through a content analysis research method to analyze information on product labels, including hang tags, back tags, and side tags. A barcode labeling system was then developed, as the second objective, to encourage informed purchasing decisions and promote sustainable consumption. Findings suggest there is a lack of environmental production information, capable of being incorporated into a user-friendly barcode system. Imperative quantitative criteria absent from current eco-labels were proposed and charted among various stages of the product life cycle.

Keywords: Sustainability, Eco-products, Barcode Labeling

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4, December 2016, pp.37-57. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.533MB).

Heather Beck

California State University, Northridge, Northridge, California, USA

Dr. Jongeun Kim

Associate Professor, College of Health and Human Development, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, California, USA