This will decease people eagerness to believe negative things about corporations. The cruelty to animals behind the preparation of a fur coat has been brought to light time and again by animal rights activists. People wear clothes to say what they are thinking; converse with the world and society can observe and say something about an individual depending on what they are wearing Cataldi et al. We believe it is important to have a unique style. Unsafe Working Conditions There are many health and safety risks that are found in factories such as blocked fire escapes, no access to clean drinking water, poor ventilation and sanitation facilities. According to , it takes nearly 3,000 litres of water to make just one t-shirt! Not much people know, but polyester is also very harmful.
Environmental Impacts Pesticides used for modern, cotton farming drain into local rivers, which people use for washing and drinking water. With so much money at stake, it may be tempting for companies to ignore the ethical practices, such as sustainability, pay rates and employee safety, that the industry should practice. Another serious ethical issue that arises in the fashion industry is the issue of cruelty to animals. According to Carry Somers, founder and global operations director at Fashion Revolution, most brands do ban child labour within their supplier code of conduct, but many fail to police performance, leaving themselves and their consumers in the dark. Manufacturers who outsource jobs to foreign companies in China, India or other countries might try to get around paying livable wages to workers.
Furthermore, it also puts women under huge stress and has led to harmful youth body image with very stern consequent mental and physical problems. Ethical Issues in the Fashion Industry Introduction This essay reflects on the lecture titled Creative Economy by Martin Bouette. Despite the rise of , like Kitenge, there are unfortunately still many ethical issues in the fashion industry. As a result, clothing companies are now taking the issue of adhering to ethical and sustainable practices as a major concern, which influences their success in the fashion industry. Buy high quality clothing less often. Global warming, the dumping of nuclear wastes, the extinction of certain species and changes in the ecosystem are closely being monitored and most of the times are attributed to activities of mankind.
The apparels companies have been accused of subjecting their workers to unacceptable conditions that violate human rights. The research responded to worrying reports of pitiful wages, child labour and sexual abuse for some of the estimated 250,000 to 400,000 Syrian refugees working illegally in Turkey. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters. Some are radical by being totally green. Low wages The fashion industry believes they create employment opportunities in Second and Third World countries, and because of this, their so-called sweatshops continuously to benefit from the lives of its workers, irrespective of whether those employees are paid living wages or not.
It shows the turning points like the Great Exhibition 1851 , the craft revival by Morris 1865 and the Bauhaus 1919-1933. Environmental Issues One of the central ethical concerns by the clothing industry is on the relationship between environment and the people. Child labor Many companies attempt to cut down the cost to increase their income. Some companies also use recycled synthetic fibers like polyester and plastic bags in their products in an effort to keep non-biodegradable items out of landfills. Some of the major ethical issues that have come up are: The production of cotton entails the use of a large amount of pesticides, which is harmful to the environment and to people. Health and safety risks A lot of clothes are made from cotton. As a result of their lack of integrity, the entire world economy has subsequently suffered in a very severe manner.
The first part of the essay briefly speaks about the lecture Creative Economy and also introduces my final project. There numbers are also reduced in the wild. It argues that Asia had well skilled creative people working in manufacturing who produced quality goods. In most developing nations, most clothe industries operate in buildings meant for commercial purposes, which leads to congestion and poor waste disposal; hence subjecting the workers to unfavorable working conditions Goworek, 2011. A lot of outfits are made of cotton. Also, there are complaints about inhuman processes through which these companies obtain animal products including fur, wool, and leather to use in the production of clothes.
The greatest disaster was the collapse of a building in Bangladesh Rana Plaza in 2013, which resulted in 1,129 deaths. It also overviews the different kind of ethical problems in the industry in the last 10-15 years and specifies the problems through examples — fashion retailers as well as how these problems affect the consumers. Clothing industry engages in large production which leads to huge disposals and consequently amounting to high levels of waste which increases the challenge of shortage of natural resources. Different ethical issues including animal and human right activities as well as environmental protection activities have brought up in fashion industry time and time again. Four years on and numerous sweatshop exposés later, fast fashion is making only slow progress. My topic is the changing trends in the apparel industry.
Through the use of the media, business practices have become more transparent. Whatever the truth of the matter may be, ethical issues keep preoccupying the activists, governments, and society as a whole. And finally Ethical issues, which is the most important from my point of view. One of the troubling concerns is on portraying women with thin figures, which subjects young women to severe eating conditions as they try to imitate the advert models Britton, 2012. It argues that our society should educate consumers better to know more about the true cost of products they buy.