Modemedvetenhet versus miljömedvetenhet : En kvalitativ studie om influencers påverkan på unga kvinnors identitetsskapande

Detta är en Magister-uppsats från Högskolan i Borås/Akademin för textil, teknik och ekonomi; Högskolan i Borås/Akademin för textil, teknik och ekonomi

Sammanfattning: A paradigm shift has taken place in identity formation as the society7 is moving towards to be more digitized. Previous research shows that young people use social media and its opinion leaders, called influencers, to a large extent as a tool to create their own identity. One way to express identity is through clothing and today the fast fashion industry has digital marketing strategies in shape of collaborations with influencers to reach consumers. Young women are, above all, the target group that both spends time and is most affected by social media, which makes them easily fall for the consumerism of clothing that influencers encourage. The fashion industry is an industry that has an extensive climate impact where emissions of greenhouse gas, chemicals and the use of resources have major negative consequences for the world. Statistics specifically indicate that young women have a high environmental awareness in form of strong sustainable values, while this group in the meantime also having a tendency to be affected to consume. The purpose of this study is to investigate young women's identity formation via Instagram and how they position themselves in their identity formation regarding both clothing consumption and environmental awareness. This study was conducted in accordance with a qualitative approach where the data material was obtained through interviews with four focus groups. The method has been chosen to study how the respondents argue while being a part of a group. The data has been analyzed through a developed analytical model based on a thematization of selected identity theories. The study's findings and conclusions indicates that young women are generally unplanned and materialistic in their clothing consumption despite a general or high environmental awareness. However, a greater interest in fashion tends to lead to increased environmental awareness in the consumption of clothing. The perception of the importance of clothing for identity formation affects how different patterns of consumption develop where those with a high opinion are less materialistic and impulsive and vice versa. Influencers' impact on young women’s identity formation vary and is based on the intention to follow a profile, where those who intend to follow fashion-based profiles are more affected than those who follow lifestyle influencers. This study is written in swedish.

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