Recent Submissions

  • Materialised Ideals: Sizes and Beauty 

    Laitala, Kirsi Maria; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Hauge, Benedicte (Linköping University Electronic Press, 2011)
    Today’s clothing industry is based on a system where clothes are made in readyto-wear sizes and meant to fit most people. Studies have pointed out that consumers are discontent with the use of these systems: size designations ...
  • Local Food Initiatives and Fashion Change: Comparing Food and Clothes to Better Understand Fashion Localism 

    Fletcher, Kate; Vittersø, Gunnar (Taylor & Francis, 2018-06-22)
    As a movement, local food is well developed and its principles and practices widely appreciated. By contrast, the concepts and activity of fashion localism are far less understood. This essay looks to transfer local food ...
  • Motivations for and against second-hand clothing acquisition 

    Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (Intellect, 2018-06-01)
    One of the possibilities consumers have for more sustainable clothing acquisition is to select pre-owned products. This article explores consumers’ motivations for clothing reuse: why they choose or do not choose to acquire ...
  • Contextualising food waste prevention - Decisive moments within everyday practices 

    Hebrok, Marie; Heidenstrøm, Nina (Elsevier, 2018-11-16)
    Household food waste is a matter of increasing concern for policy makers and organisations because recent research has shown that consumers contribute to about half of the edible food wasted in the developed world. The ...
  • Organic‐and Animal Welfare‐labelled Eggs: Competing for the Same Consumers? 

    Gerini, Francesca; Alfnes, Frode; Schjøll, Alexander (Wiley, 2016-03-22)
    To understand the market for sustainable foods, it is important to allow for heterogeneous preferences. However, most studies of consumer preferences for sustainable foods only investigate average consumer preferences. ...
  • Consumer Readiness to Reduce Meat Consumption for the Purpose of Environmental Sustainability: Insights from Norway 

    Austgulen, Marthe Hårvik; Skuland, Silje Elisabeth; Schjøll, Alexander; Alfnes, Frode (MDPI, 2018-08-28)
    Food production is associated with various environmental impacts and the production of meat is highlighted as a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. A transition toward plant-based and low-meat diets has thus ...
  • Care and Production of Clothing in Norwegian Homes: Environmental Implications of Mending and Making Practices 

    Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (MDPI, 2018-08)
    Mending, re-design, and altering are alternatives for prolonging the use period of clothing. It is a common assumption that nobody mends clothing anymore in Western societies. This paper studies Norwegian consumers’ clothing ...
  • Does Use Matter? Comparison of Environmental Impacts of Clothing Based on Fiber Type 

    Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (MDPI, 2018-07)
    Several tools have been developed to compare the environmental impact of textiles. The most widely used are Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) and MADE-BY Fiber Benchmark. They use data from production to evaluate ...
  • Nisseluelandet—The Impact of Local Clothes for the Survival of a Textile Industry in Norway 

    Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi (Taylor & Francis, 2018-06-22)
    The article discusses the importance of local clothing for the survival of the Norwegian textile industry. It draws upon stakeholder interviews, as well as desktop research. Local clothes are discussed as they are understood ...
  • Young consumers in the digital era: The selfie effect 

    Berg, Lisbet (Wiley, 2018)
    This article investigates a mechanism named the selfie effect. By their frequent sharing of selfies on social media, perhaps displaying their cool new fashions or newly acquired tattoos, young people—unintentionally—help ...
  • Determinants of diet and physical activity (DEDIPAC): A summary of findings 

    Brug, Johannes; van der Ploeg, Hidde P; Loyen, Anne; Ahrens, Wolfgang; Allais, Olivier; Andersen, Lene Frost; Cardon, Greet; Capranica, Laura; Chastin, Sebastien; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; De Craemer, Marieke; Donnelly, Alan; Ekelund, Ulf; Finglas, Paul; Flechtner-Mors, Marion; Hebestreit, Antje; Kubiak, Thomas; Lanza, Massimo; Lien, Nanna; MacDonncha, Ciaran; Mazzocchi, Mario; Monsivais, Pablo; Murphy, Marie; Nicolaou, Mary; Nöthlings, Ute; O'Gorman, Donal J; Renner, Britta; Roos, Gun; van den Berg, Matthijs; Schulze, Matthias B; Steinacker, Jurgen; Stronks, Karien; Volkert, Dorothee; Lakerveld, Jeroen (BioMed Central, 2017)
    The establishment of the Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub, 2013 – 2016, was the first action taken by the ‘ Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life ’ European Joint Programming Initiative. ...
  • Coping with blackouts. A practice theory approach to household preparedness 

    Heidenstrøm, Nina Vatvedt; Kvarnlöf, Linda (Wiley, 2018-06)
    This article focuses on how rural households cope with blackouts caused by winter storms. We approach the concept of household preparedness using a practice theory perspective, and argue that household preparedness is ...
  • Food security in welfare capitalism: Comparing social entitlements to food in Australia and Norway 

    Richards, Carol; Kjærnes, Unni; Vik, Jostein (Elsevier, 2016-02)
    The concept of food security is often anchored in popular understandings of the challenge to produce and supply enough food. However, decades of policies for intensive agriculture have not alleviated hunger and ...
  • Affective and cognitive dimensions of ski destination images. The case of Norway and the Lillehammer region 

    Andersen, Oddgeir; Øian, Hogne; Aas, Øystein; Tangeland, Torvald (Taylor & Francis, 2017-04-25)
    To map the image foreign markets have of Norway as a winter tourist destination, and the Lillehammer region in particular, we surveyed 1000 respondents from Sweden, Denmark and Germany. We identified six key experience ...
  • Reconnection work. A network approach to households' dealing with ICT breakdowns 

    Heidenstrøm, Nina Vatvedt; Storm-Mathisen, Ardis (Aalborg University, Denmark, 2017)
    How can the concept of networks contribute to understanding the role of households in crises where ICT infrastructure fail? ICT infra - structures are large-scale techno-material networks crucial to mod - ern human ...
  • Views of policy makers and Health promotion professionals on factors facilitating implementation and maintenance of interventions and policies promoting physical activity and healthy eating: results of the DEDIPAC project 

    Muellmann, Saskia; Steenbock, Berit; De Cocker, Katrien; De Craemer, Marieke; Hayes, Catherine; O’Shea, Miriam; Horodyska, Karolina; Bell, Justyna; Luszczynska, Aleksandra; Roos, Gun; Langøien, Lars Jørun; Rugseth, Gro; Terragni, Laura; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Brug, Johannes; Pischke, Claudia (BioMed Central, 2017)
    Background: The uptake, implementation, and maintenance of effective interventions promoting physical activity (PA) and a healthy diet and the implementation of policies targeting these behaviors are processes not ...
  • Determinants of diet and physical Activity (DEDIPAC): a summary of findings 

    Brug, Johannes; van den Ploeg, Hidde; Loyen, Anne; Ahrens, Wolfgang; Allais, Olivier; Andersen, Lene Frost; Cardon, Greet; Capranica, Laura; Chastin, Sebastien; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; De Craemer, Marieke; Donnelly, Alan; Ekelund, Ulf; Finglas, Paul; Flechtner-Mors, Marion; Heberstreit, Antje; Kubiak, Thomas; Lanza, Massimo; Lien, Nanna; MacDonncha, Ciaran; Mazzocchi, Mario; Monsivais, Pablo; Murphy, Marie; Nicolaou, Mary; Nöthlings, Ute; O'Gorman, Donal J; Renner, Britta; Roos, Gun; van den Berg, Matthijs; Schulze, Matthias B; Steinacker, Jurgen; Stronks, Karien; Volkert, Dorthee; Lakerveld, Jeroen (BioMed Central, 2017)
    The establishment of the Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub, 2013–2016, was the first action taken by the ‘Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ European Joint Programming Initiative. DEDIPAC ...
  • Cascading Norwegian co-streams for bioeconomic transition 

    Egelyng, H; Romsdal, Anita; Hansen, H.O.; Slizyte, Rasa; Carvajal, Ana Karina; Jouvenot, Laura; Hebrok, Marie; Honkapää, Kaisu; Wold, Jens Petter; Seljåsen, Randi; Aursand, Marit (Elsevier, 2017)
    A circular bioeconomy has become a global aspiration for governments in Europe and around the globe. This article pursues research questions concerning concrete innovations aiming to create bioeconomic transition options ...
  • Eliciting consumer preferences for credence attributes in a fine-dining restaurant 

    Schjøll, Alexander; Alfnes, Frode (Emerald, 2017)
    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to illustrate and discuss methodology issues in menu-labelling experiments in commercial full-service restaurants, and to investigate how the menu description and price affects customers’ ...
  • Household food waste: Drivers and potential intervention points for design – An extensive review 

    Hebrok, Marie; Boks, Casparus Burghardus (Elsevier, 2017)
    This review describes the consumer related material and socio-cultural drivers behind food waste found in academic and grey literature. The aim is to identify intervention points for design interventions to reduce household ...

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