Since I have been working in fast High Street fashion for a while now, I came to realise, that for a lot of people, the fashion industry isn’t very nice at all. This industry seems to care more about the product and its profit than about the people who are producing it. There is high competition and therefore the fashion bosses aim to produce their garments cheaper and cheaper. It goes without saying that there’s no money for high-quality fabrics.
Some companies take advantage of the situation of vulnerable people, who are working long hours for little money and in substandard working conditions simply in order to survive and to provide for their children. I find it sad that people are working their socks off in sweatshops for peanuts to mass-produce garments, which are being bought without much consideration and which are then being dumped shortly after either because of poor quality or just because it’s so cheap to buy something new.