Changes That Must Be Brought in the Fashion Industry!
Debates about the changes in the fashion industry have been going on for eternity. Even though the industry has evolved a lot, still there are many drawbacks clutching on. With new sustainable trends coming up, the face of fashion is gradually changing.
Local or small businesses even turned their heads towards thrift shopping or sustainable choices. Materials are turning vegan. And resources are mostly recycled.
But it is not only about the material used, but every other aspect linked. May it be the events, or management, or cash flow. Many experts made comments on the same. So, let’s see what do we actually need to concentrate on.
- Changing of Trends Every Year
Tom Ford (Chairman of CFDA) pointed out that the speed of the industry needs to slow down for real. There are too many collections released each year and too many things are being created.
Now the customers have started to view what the designers create as disposables.
- Biased Representation of the Communities
Virgil Abloh, Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton Men’s made a significant comment. At the start of the 2020 pandemic and the system going under lockdown, it felt like there is a crack in the glass. The murder of George Floyd was an absolute eye-opener for the fashion industry. They recognized the racial inequalities that were uplifted all this time. There is a deep imbalance in their representation.
“If you are in fashion and you just do clothes, I think that you do half of your job. Our job is about witnessing our time and commitment to delivering an idea of beauty. We need to be more inclusive, it's impossible not to do it”, said Pierpaolo Piccioli, Creative Director of Valentino.
The designers now want to see a complete rethinking of what it means to be diverse. It should be more about accepting the multitude of existence. Every kind of person should see themselves in fashion.
Every year, the fashion industry produces a lot of wastes, thus harming the environment. They should make materials that are more environmentally friendly. And get rid of animal cruelty.
Recycling clothes can be an option, and beneficial for long term
- Low Wages of Employees
Generally, big-shot brands hire employees from third-world countries. But they are not paid enough wages per hour to run a livelihood.
Several articles have been written regarding the same. The workers are even forced to do their job in an unhealthy environment. If the brands can charge a huge amount of cash for their clothes, they can also pay their workers reasonably.
The change in the fashion industry won't come overnight. But will take several more years. But many brands have already started taking the necessary steps. And we can see a possibility of a better future.