Swept Under the Rug No More: Problems the Fashion Industry Needs to Answer

Fashion has long been considered to be one of the highlights of the luxury market. The fashion industry is a multi-billion dollar market and there are big names that are associated with them. Luxury brands like Armani, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, and so many others corner the market. They transcend just clothes. They are also involved in handbags, fragrances, jewelry, cosmetics, and so many other things.

Those who are after the status symbol that luxury brands can bring will always have dozens of high fashion names in their collection. Fashion provides jobs for millions of people all over the world and frankly they make everything seem a little bit prettier.

The trouble begins when you start diving a little deeper and peeling the layers of the latest big trend. The fashion industry has always been plagued by ethical issues that the world has been rather intent on ignoring before. However, as information is not a lot easier to share, more and more people are starting to care about ethical issues and are demanding that fashion brands be made accountable.

Here are a few issues that people care deeply about:

Child Labor

What is the true cost of fashion? While they are marketed heavily in western countries, they aren’t actually made there. It is in the poorer countries in the world where fashion sweatshops that use child labor that a majority of the product is made.

Inhumane Working Conditions

Fashion brands, even those that are linked to celebrities, are often linked to inhumane working conditions. While they may not utilize child labor, they still go to third world countries and put people in grave danger. A building in Bangladesh collapsed in 2013. From that event, it was found that several big name department stores and high luxury brands were utilizing that unsafe space to produce their products.

Unsustainable Fashion

Fast fashion brands like those seen in Forever 21 are often criticized for pumping out a lot of collections yet have substandard quality. As such, their pieces are often thrown away. As you can imagine it adds quite significantly toward the pollution that our planet is already dealing with.

Little to No Pay for Workers

The reason why a majority of large brands outsource is because of how affordable the labor is. Exchange rate being what it is, you can spend $40 to buy you labor for about a month. In certain areas in the world, laborers aren’t even paid for their troubles. Luxury fashion brands really need to step up their game and provide well for their workers. After all, given home much one bag sells for you’d think they can afford to be generous.

To Conclude

The fashion industry as a whole really needs to step up and address these issues once and for all. The ethical problems that have plagued them for decades need to stop. As someone that supports high fashion and luxury goods, I am completely appalled at the fact that deplorable conditions are given for those who work tirelessly to produce the products that those who support brands patronize.

What other issues do you think the fashion industry needs to address?

Living That Lux: Why Luxury Goods Will Never Go Out Of Style

When you think of luxury, it is not odd at all to think of champagne glasses, five star hotels, high thread count sheets, and private planes. When you want to reel that idea back a little bit, you think of fashion, bags, jewelry, and wristwatches. Luxury goods are often the subject of massive intrigue and debate. There are those that believe that luxury goods, like when you book a luxury car for your Paris vacation, aren’t necessary. That they are superfluous and are patronized by those that are not happy with themselves…whatever that means.

I would like to beg to differ.

Luxury goods, I believe, will never go out of style—regardless of all the negative things that people say about them. Here are a few reasons why:

It’s a Status Symbol

To be honest, the biggest negative grumblings that are made about luxury goods are from people who cannot afford it. It may sound dismissive but it is true. Luxury goods have always been a status symbol which only a select few may be able to afford.

Let’s be real about this. A majority of the reason why people hate the 1% is the fact that they will be able to afford and experience things that others will never be able to. This is why there is such an intense fascination about the purchases of celebrities who made absurd amounts of money.

Superior Craftsmanship

Luxury goods are often super expensive because the materials and the craftsmanship that goes into luxury goods is something else. Generations of crafters made a name for themselves because of the specialized ways that they were able to develop and build certain pieces.

Leatherworking, clockwork, and so many other fields of expertise were tied to luxury goods. The high end goods are often bought because they last for a really long time. No matter how long you use it, as long as you care for it properly, the craftsmanship helps to keep the piece alive.

Quality Is Not a Fad

The quality of luxury goods simply cannot be beat. If you’ve cared to notice, a lot of fast fashion tend to churn out a lot of goods but are usually tear or ruin easily. The same goes for other mass produced goods. However, luxury goods often carry quality that goes beyond fads.

There is a reason why luxury goods transcend eras and governments. The quality that you can obtain from high end luxury goods is well worth the amount you pay.

To Conclude

Luxury goods will continue to exist and will never go out of style – why not get started and rent a limousine in Dubai? As long as there will be a market for it, the existence for high end luxury goods will continue to persist. The world of glittering things will continue to exist and the world, to be honest, needs it as a distraction and as a good goal. Many work their hardest to secure their first piece of luxury goods and there’s nothing wrong with that in the least.

Why do you think that luxury goods will never go out of style?