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