Weekly study2 hours
Consumers and Ethical Considerations in the Fashion Industry
Explore approaches that can be used to address ethical dilemmas
The way in which consumers view a fashion brand is hugely influential. With consumer demands becoming increasingly influenced by ethics, fashion companies must align themselves with their consumer ethics to remain competitive.
On this three-week course, you’ll delve into the concept of ethics to help you better understand its role in today’s fashion industry.
You’ll uncover the history of ethics as well as philosophers’ contributions to ethical theory. This knowledge will help you explore the various approaches that can be used to address ethical dilemmas in both everyday life and the fashion industry.
Unpack ethical decisions in the fashion industry
With your knowledge of ethics, you’ll start to connect ethical decision-making to fashion industry applications.
You’ll explore the decisions of both the consumer and fashion companies as you unpack various perspectives related to ethics. This knowledge will help you understand more about your customers and what they consider in their decision-making process, and how this affects the decisions made by fashion companies.
Explore consumer’s ethical behaviour
You’ll identify how consumers seek to exercise positive ethical behaviour in their purchasing choices.
This knowledge will help you explore the barriers consumers face to positive ethical behaviour and how these can be overcome.
Understand the actions of fashion companies with the experts at Bloomsbury Academic
With the knowledge of consumer ethical behaviour, you’ll be able to summarise the effects that fashion companies’ unethical actions can have on consumer decisions.
Guided by the expertise of Bloomsbury Academic, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of how ethics influences consumer behaviour and how this in turn affects fashion companies.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify and explain the concept of ethics
- Describe the history of ethics and recall major philosophers’ contributions to ethical theory
- Discuss the various approaches that can be used to address ethical dilemmas
- Compare ethical decision-making to fashion industry applications, by defining the role consumers play in decisions made by fashion companies
- Identify ways that consumers seek to exercise positive ethical behavior in their acquisition of goods and services as well as barriers that they might face that limit their ability to exercise positive ethical behavior
- Identify consumer cohorts and understand the consumer characteristics associated with generational groups, and the effects that fashion companies’ unethical actions can have on consumers’ decisions
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in consumer behaviour and ethics as you learn from top authors V. Ann Paulins and Julie L. Hillery. It is most suited for those working in the fashion industry or with aspirations to.
Who developed the course?
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes.and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names.
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