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Announcement :: Environment : Labor
Research Survey for Sustainable Clothing Industry
19 Jul 2004
The global clothing industry involves several important social, political, economic, and environmental issues. This survey is part of the research for my senior thesis on how the clothing choices of socially conscious, politically active, and/or radically thinking people can be agents of change for the global clothing industry.
I am a design student at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. I am writing my senior thesis on the clothing choices of people who are socially conscious, politically active, and/or radical thinkers, and how these choices can be agents of change for how business is done in the clothing industry. If you send me a photo of your favorite clothes (jpeg or hard copy) along with this survey, you may be included in my photo exhibit at college that will accompany my thesis, AND photo-donators will receive a T-shirt (if you want it). This should only take about 10 minutes-Thanks! Ali

Name (only necessary if you are sending photo):

Where do you live:

1. How do you obtain most of your clothes? (Buy, borrow, make, steal…..)

2. Where do you obtain most of your clothes?

3. Ideally, how and where would you like to obtain your clothes? (If different from above)

4. If you buy your clothes- how often do you go shopping?

5. Would you label your ‘look’ or ‘style’? If yes- what is it?

6. Are you aware of trends in fashion, and do you follow trends at all?

7. Are you loyal to any particular clothing brands or companies? If yes, which ones and why?

8. Do you avoid any particular clothing brands or companies? If yes, which ones and why?

9. What is your profession/calling/cause?

10. What do you think is the most pressing issue(s) at the moment, or which issue do you spend the most time working for?

11. Please place an X next to any of the following statements that apply to you:

I chose to wear certain clothing because I want to:

Spread a message to the public___
Reduce my impact on the earth ___
Support politically, socially, or environmentally conscious labels ___
Support my favorite bands ___
Cover my behind ___
Assert my values and beliefs ___
Identify with a style that reflects my values and beliefs___
Not identify with a style that represents values or beliefs I don’t support___
Have a well-made piece of clothing___
Look good___
Spend as little money as possible___
Attract other people___
Other (please explain)___

11. Which of the above has the MOST influence on what you choose to wear?

12. What is your favorite piece of clothing? Why?

Any other comments?

Please email or send me a photo of your favorite outfit or piece of clothing by Aug 9, 2004. Please include your name, and if you want a t-shirt, include your size (S M L XL) and your return address as well. Thanks!

Whereclothes (at)
Where are my clothes?
116 Foxwood Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028, USA

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