Graduation Year


Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Second Department


Reader 1

Patrick Van Horn

Reader 2

Roberto Pedace

Rights Information

© 2018 Elyse Lindahl


Evaluating the existing practices of sustainability within the outdoor apparel industry, this research questions the relationship that certain sustainability aspects have with the price of goods in this specific market. Through a hedonic pricing model, this research provides an estimate of the value placed on certain aspects surrounding environmental and social sustainability. In a growing industry, the application of sustainable practices throughout the supply chain has the potential to influence customer purchasing patterns and pricing models for outdoor apparel brands. This research found the type of material used to have a statistically significant impact on the price of an item; no statistical significance was found in the level of brand sustainability.