Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Character

The Ethics of Clothing Production and Sales

Project Description

We are seeking four undergraduate research assistants to join us in exploring the current state of clothing projection, sales, and ethics by examining concerns raised in recent years about the use of sweatshops, child labor, and contracting.  The successful applicants will work with two graduate students and faculty to build ethical decision-making models which will help us evaluate the ethical conflicts that arise within the companies and in the industries.  We will analyze those forces that are pushing ethical decision making and purchasing choices. Research assistants will receive 1 credit hour during the Spring 2016 semester for 3 hours per week of work researching academic and popular media articles and will present his/her findings to the group. Research assistants will also facilitate in the design and distribution of an ethical clothing consumerism survey.  

Project Status 

Seeking researchers

Researcher Requirements

A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Preference will be given to students with declared business, psychology or communication majors. Research assistants must be available for group meetings on campus each Friday from 11:00-12:00 throughout the semester.

Project Duration

Monday, January 11, 2016 to Monday, May 9, 2016


Serena Newhall