Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Family and Consumer Sciences

First Advisor

Chitra Singh

Second Advisor

Zee-Sun Yun


The purpose of this research was to understand the detrimental effects the textile industry has had on global environments and ecosystems across the globe. The textile industry for many years has continued to disregard the current acceleration of global warming and other environmental crises, and it is time the fashion industry holds itself accountable for these actions and takes a change in a new, more sustainable future. With proper education of the environmental pollution the textile industry has made, young consumers will be able to make the change necessary for businesses to develop more sustainable habits for the future production. This thesis explores the environmental damages caused by the textile industry, as well as develops a promotion plan that fashion brands could use to spread awareness about sustainable fashion. With a more sustainable and responsible future in mind, the fashion industry has the power to fix the damage that has already been done.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

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Defense Presentation