The Fast Fashion Industry

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However harsh the working conditions may be, there are still people who believe that the fast fashion industry is beneficial. They view the situation as providing jobs which otherwise would not exist, and in doing so promotes economic growth and hope for better jobs to arrive alongside the growing economy. Benjamin Powell, the director of the Free Market Institute, states, “So, this low-wage manufacturing, or so called ‘sweatshops,’ they’re not just the least-bad option workers have today, they’re part of the very process that raises living standards and leads to higher wages and better working conditions overtime. Your proximate causes of development are physical capital, technology, and human capital, or skills of the workers. When sweatshops…show more content…
This provides clothing for people who may not be able to necessarily afford it and grants a longer life to the articles of clothing as well. “According to the United Nations, the United States is the biggest exporter of used clothes, and the top importing countries of used clothing are India, Russia, and Pakistan” (Tan). Countries have been importing used clothing for years; however, with cheaper, less durable clothing being produced and sent out, the life of the clothing is near its end once received by the importing countries. What those countries are left with are used clothing which is nearly falling apart and can only be worn a handful of times. Sooner rather than later, they end up in a landfill. Currently, the textile industry is producing more textile waste than our environment is able to handle. Since exporting clothing to people in need is no longer as beneficial as it used to be, the effect that fast fashion has on the environment has only been…show more content…
The local designers want to interact with the public to create a name for their self and to add a more personal experience to shopping. Slow fashion also manufactures clothing locally in order for the designers to have complete control over how their design is produced, where it is produced, and the ability to call and check in to see how the production is going. Due to utilizing local manufacturers, the country’s GDP will rise, instead of outsourcing the production and having it benefit a separate country’s GDP. If every country were to use the slow fashion approach, then each individual country’s GDP would increase due to local

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