Designers are not only predicament solvers, but they also undertake the role of problem seekers in the field of fashion because the fashion industry undergoes a number of challenges that not only affect individuals but also their atmosphere and lifestyle. Some of these issues include development, the absence of sustainability, and following the general appropriate morals. When designers slot in exploitation, the lack a sustainable frame of mind and do not follow overall appropriate ethics, it affects many aspects for the people and the atmosphere as well as confronting long-term aims in the fashion industry. Some penalties of these would be inequitable labor treatments, fur exploitation, especially in the luxury industry, and hazardous working conditions. Thus, the mentioned challenges need strategies that can be implemented to help the fashion industry stride in the right path.
To progress the challenges, some techniques and groundbreaking solutions can be incorporated such as labeling GMO commodities, having an accountable sourcing for the fabrics, fitting in organic resources and aspects such as milk fabric, air dying, digital printing, and smart tailoring and water free stone washing. If these measures enhanced the fashion industry, it would have a stronger CRM, higher brand value, and a satisfying code of ethics to work. Significantly, this paper seeks to enumerate on how the fashion industry is affected negatively and what strategies can be incorporated by designers to counter the issues at hand. Therefore, the challenges will be discussed in detail as well as the strategies meant to counter the problems for better results in the future in the field of fashion.
Main Issues in the Fashion and Textile Industry
From the above paragraph, one can see that the primary issues facing the fashion industry are exploitation, the lack of sustainability, and following the overall appropriate ethics. Exploitation in fashion industry is a challenge because it entails the use of products from animal skins and other parts of the animal. Significantly, the exploitation in question apparently contributes negatively to society and the life of animals in general. The lack sustainability and the overall needed ethics are the real problems in the fashion industry because of the avoidance of keeping what is there in the market and practicing fashion in an unethical approach. The mentioned issues often affect the fashion industry and, as a result, lead to the negative outcomes. The negative results often entail the fashion industry being termed as ineffective.
Ways to Improve These Issues
On the matters associated with improving the above-mentioned issues, a number of strategies can be put into consideration to ascertain the effectiveness of the fashion industry. The primary strategies that can be incorporated by the fashion industry in this case are labeling GMO products, having a responsible sourcing for the fabrics, incorporating organic materials and aspects such as milk fabric, air dying, digital printing, and smart tailoring and water free stone washing approaches. Labeling GMO products is a good approach as it informs society on the aspect of originality and fake products. Getting fashion products from the responsible sources indicates that the nature of the products is being respected. Lastly, using other products like milk fabrics and digital printing will ensure that animals are not exploited in any form.
Positive Final Results
By incorporating the above-mentioned strategies to create better results in the fashion industry, positive outcomes are bound to be attained in the fashion industry after utilizing the proposed strategies. Some of these positive results are the presence of a stronger CRM, a higher brand value, and a pleasant code of ethics to work.
The Exploitation of Fur
The above picture indicates that use of fur to make fashion leads to the destruction of animals, hence the reason for advocating the stoppage of using fur in fashion. The picture shows that using animal fur is a dangerous approach because not only does kill the animals, but it also makes the community in question look bad on the basis of killing animals to get the needed products for the fashion industry. Significantly, it is appropriate to use other products like milk fabrics as a way of respecting the lives of animals and the fashion industry as a whole.
Lack of Sustainable Use That Harms the Environment and People Surrounding It
The above image indicates that by evading the necessary precautions, both society and the environment at large are likely to have problems. The manner, in which the fashion industry performs its role in society to get hold of the needed animals for fashion products, is likely to affect them as well. The rationale is based on the fact that use of traps as shown above is likely to affect the clients as well; hence, the reason for the proposal of using other products to make fashion a good thing for the market.
Unsafe Ethic Exposure in Work Environment
By not looking at the ethics of society, people are likely to be affected with water and environmental diseases, which can be associated with waste materials. On the issues associated with ethics, it is apparent that the fashion industry does not practice its services well. The unwanted materials and waste products are thrown away unethically, which in turn affects society negatively, bringing various diseases and leading to the destruction of society. Therefore, the ethics of cleanliness has to be observed by the fashion industry to paint a positive picture for the market and the society in question.
Label GMO Products
Labeling products helps the puchaser to buy what he or she is interested in on the basis of originality. The implication here is that the fashion industry needs to label their products as a way of putting the client in the know-how and attain the needed response on the product to comprehend what the market desires.
Sourcing needs to be undertaken in a liable manner as a way of ascertaining the fashion industry of doing what is right to have the positive results. On the matters associated with responsible sourcing, the fashion industry needs to incorporate the strategy as a way of ascertaining the market that they are accountable for the product and its effect on the community. Therefore, the approach is likely to generate positive results to the market as it shows that the fashion industry understands the relevance of being responsible for their actions.
Organic Materials and Craftsmanship Process such as Milk Fabric, Air Dying, Digital Printing, and Smart Tailoring and Water Free Stone Washing
The image shows that organic materials and craftsmanship are needed to ascertain results that are worthy in the fashion industry. The rationale here is that the approach evades the issues related with polluting the atmosphere. Furthermore, the image tells about the relevance of using other materials like milk fabrics and Smart tailoring as opposed to harming the nature in a negative way.
Balance between Production Cost and Minimum Wage of Employees
Balancing between production cost and minimum wage of employees needs to be demanded by the employees because it is their right. Therefore, the more products are sold on the market, the greater salary is for the employees. The approach needs to be practiced in the fashion industry as it shows that the rights of employees are being respected; therefore, the reason of the image is advocating the demand for a balance between the production and cost and the minimum wage for the employees. It means that the fashion industry has to look out for the employees to attain the results that are worth.
Eco-Friendly Materials and Craftsmanship Process
The images of the eco-friendly materials show that it is fundamental to practice this principle in the fashion industry because it keeps the environment sustainable. Sustainability is attained because no harm is being implicated on the nature of the society. Therefore, the approach is able to generate positive results that build the fashion industry in an essential manner.
Social Responsible Code of Ethics
The above image advocates respecting the rule of law based on fair wages, labor trade, and health and safety issues. The mentioned attributes need to be respected in the fashion world as a way of ensuring the needs of the clients are attained to generate good results on the market.
Participating in Non-Profit and Environmental Organizations
The approach of taking part in non-profit and environmental organizations needs to be practiced by the fashion industry to build links with society and the market in general. The above image indicates that working in such organizations links the fashion industry and the clients in a positive way, as it enumerates that the contents of caring are being put into practice for society.
Empowerment and Ethical Recognition
The fashion industry needs to educate its employees and the market on the importance of respecting the set code of morals. The above image entails how workers demand for the respect of those working in the fashion industry. Significantly, it explains that employees should not be put in circumstsnces that might endanger their lives but rather be respected for who they are as they ensure that the fashion industry prospers on the basis of practicing the moral rights.
Balance of Achieving Profitable Margins while Following Code of Conduct
The image of a happy woman shows that balancing the achievement of profitable strides while following the code of conduct in the fashion industry is attainable. The reason is based on the aspect of doing what is right in the eyes of the market and the industry in general. Thus, it is fundamental to do what is right in the fashion industry for one to attain such positive outcomes.
Increasing Fabric Efficiency and Reducing Leading Time by 50%
Utilizing the contents of the fashion industry with the right skills and strategies is likely to lead to the increased fabric efficiency and deduce the leading time by 50%. The reason for the perception is based on the fact that the market desires products that are worthy their pocket, and as a result, the reduction in leading is likely to be rated at 50%.
Using Less Water by more than a Half Percent and Minimizing Textile Waste
The approach of utilizing a reduced amount of water by more than a half and reducing textile waste is a fundamental strategy in the fashion industry as it ensures that positive results are attained. The rationale for this perspective is based on the fact that such an approach will automatically get rid of wastages and pollution of the environment associated with the textile industry.
Example for Coming Products, Designers in the Industry
The examples of coming products are wedding wear, men’s clothing, women clothing, and children’s clothing. On the other hand, some of the known designers in the fashion industry are Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, and Alexander McQueen.
Summary and Conclusions
The paper entails that when designers integrate utilization, the lack a sustainable mindset and do not follow the overall proper ethics, these factors influence many aspects of the people lives and the surroundings as well as confront the long-term goals in the fashion industry. Some costs of these would be unwarranted employment treatments, fur development, especially in sumptuousness, precarious working conditions. To improve this, some procedures and groundbreaking strategies can be incorporated, and they are labeling GMO commodities, having a responsible sourcing for the fabrics, incorporating organic materials and aspects such as milk fabric, air dying, digital printing and, smart tailoring and water free stone washing. If the mentioned aspects developed, the fashion industry would have a stronger CRM, a higher brand value, and a better code of morals to work.
Fashion is regarded as the fourth water polluter in the world and one of the most responsible ones of the destruction of various species. It is also the 5th largest contributor of the CO2 emissions in the United States of America. Consumers, manufacturers, brands and the fashion and textiles industry itself start to become more aware about it but there are still things to push even more thinking as a long-term aspect. It is not enough to use recyclable materials. That is one part of it, but it is about changing the entire ethics of it by using the innovative technologies and processes in the non-harmful textile process in the fashion industry, incorporating a better labor and work environment to enhance ethics, have a responsible sourcing, and so on. With the modern technological generation, there are various innovative ways to solve these problems and still keep a balance between perfect profits without harming people and the environment. Perhaps, it works with a more creative mindset as well as a more conscious one. If this goes well, it will also set an example for the emerging designers and change the whole aspect of what the fashion industry is about.