First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Ciara FloodFollow

Mentor/s

Dr Daniel Rober Dr. Michelle Loris

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Abstract

The Fashion industry has been around since the beginning of human civilization. In the earliest societies clothing and fashion have always been a driving source of culture and identity. Beginning with clothing made of animal skins and vegetation in ancient times, ranging to the textiles and technologies we have today, fashion has existed since the existence of human kind. Daily, humans are subconsciously participating in the fashion industry by simply picking out an outfit for the day. The fashion industry starts at raw materials and exists until the disposal of clothes. It is a cycle that is constantly repeating and has and always will be present in society. Fashion is a driving force in the culture and identity of both a whole society and an individual person. Clothing is used to express both individualization and can be a uniting force. It is used to represent unity and discipline in uniforms. It is a symbol for ceremony and religion with wedding dresses and Papal vestments. It is used to show personality and self expression.

Throughout history however the production and development of the fashion industry has grown exponentially resulting in huge missteps and implications. Following the transition to ready to wear clothing, which was a shift in the way clothing was produced from made to wear to ready to wear, issues began to emerge within the industry. The industrial revolution allowed clothing to be mass produced and since then the apparel and textile industry is now the fourth largest in the World. With this huge success though there has been extreme oversights in all steps and departments of the apparel world. From the design, to production, to transportation, then finally the consumption and disposal of clothing; all individuals involved are feeling the consequences. There are various ethical concerns such as labor exploitation, global environmental pollution and increased consumerism present throughout all stages of the fashion industry.

College and Major available

Marketing BS

Start Day/Time

4-28-2023 12:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-28-2023 2:00 PM

Students' Information

Ciara Flood

Marketing Major

Honors student

2023

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Apr 28th, 12:00 PM Apr 28th, 2:00 PM

Ethical Implications of the Fashion Industry

Abstract

The Fashion industry has been around since the beginning of human civilization. In the earliest societies clothing and fashion have always been a driving source of culture and identity. Beginning with clothing made of animal skins and vegetation in ancient times, ranging to the textiles and technologies we have today, fashion has existed since the existence of human kind. Daily, humans are subconsciously participating in the fashion industry by simply picking out an outfit for the day. The fashion industry starts at raw materials and exists until the disposal of clothes. It is a cycle that is constantly repeating and has and always will be present in society. Fashion is a driving force in the culture and identity of both a whole society and an individual person. Clothing is used to express both individualization and can be a uniting force. It is used to represent unity and discipline in uniforms. It is a symbol for ceremony and religion with wedding dresses and Papal vestments. It is used to show personality and self expression.

Throughout history however the production and development of the fashion industry has grown exponentially resulting in huge missteps and implications. Following the transition to ready to wear clothing, which was a shift in the way clothing was produced from made to wear to ready to wear, issues began to emerge within the industry. The industrial revolution allowed clothing to be mass produced and since then the apparel and textile industry is now the fourth largest in the World. With this huge success though there has been extreme oversights in all steps and departments of the apparel world. From the design, to production, to transportation, then finally the consumption and disposal of clothing; all individuals involved are feeling the consequences. There are various ethical concerns such as labor exploitation, global environmental pollution and increased consumerism present throughout all stages of the fashion industry.

 

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