Evaluation of Material: Upcycling into the Future

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Evaluation of Material (Draft 3)
Project task: Task 2 - Waste not, want not
Title of Project: 3Riftcycle – Upcycling into the Future
Name of Candidate: Rachael Ramachandran
Group Index Number: VJ008
Date Submitted: 21 August 2012 - Draft 3
Name of Supervising Tutor: Loh Ver-May
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Brittany Hoover [online] Designer consignment, retail shops offer good deals, money in bad economy Available: http://lubbockonline.com/business/2012-07-01/designer-consignment-retail-shops-offer-good-deals-money-bad-economy#.UDOvSqllRcS (Accessed: 18th August 2012)

Brittany Hoover is a journalist from Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, a Texas-associated online newspaper. She covers articles on business especially those related to students receiving higher education, therefore, she has probably done much research regarding the business trends in the clothing industry and habits and concerns of college students in Texas, making this article reliable. Although many practices such as resale and consignment of clothing are not widely known in Singapore, they are possible practices that could be adapted and promoted in our culture as an alternative to recycling clothing, making it relevant to our project. The concept of the consignment boutique is for shoppers to “wear the outfit once, bring it in, get money back and continue their shopping habit”. This encourages the idea of reuse of clothing but keeps the clothing in a fixed circuit, being recycled in the same boutique. Instead, these shops can expand their networks or probably work together with other resale shops and reach out to more buyers and sellers, providing them with a bigger variety as well. Although when reselling it to the different boutiques, varying offers may be made by different boutique owners. These boutiques may standardize the prices to offer according to the number of days from which it was purchased, which will be recorded in a computer system...
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