“They don’t make them like they used to.” It may be the nostalgic lament of our grandparents’ generation, but it’s true: so many products just aren’t built to last anymore. And that’s not just down the race to the bottom inevitably created by the need to manufacture products as cheaply as possible to maximise profits in competitive industries.
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Allegations of labour exploitation in the fashion supply chain are rampant. In the month of July alone, UK fast fashion retailer Boohoo was accused of worker exploitation at one of its Leicester suppliers (the company refutes the allegations); advocacy groups alleged that Los Angeles’ garment district put workers at risk of Covid-19 contagion; and a new report linked Malaysian factories to alleged forced labour.
Back To The Future: This 350-Year-Old Company Could Be The Blueprint For The Future Of Fashion Industry
Thousands of artisan and fashion manufacturers spread all over the Italian countryside helped put “Made in Italy” on the world map as a symbol of high quality and luxury fashion. Today, the future of this industry and the livelihood of many of its workers is threatened.
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