Globalization In The Fashion Industry:

Everyday, we as humans have choices to make. For example what to eat, where to shop, what to buy, and what to wear.  Yet are “we” really making those choices, or have we been subconsciously told what to do. I think we live in an age and culture where we are told what to do. Everyday we receive subtle messages through televisions, computers, and phones on what is accepted and considered cool.  Girls in middle school and high school have perceived notions on what is cool to wear, and what is not. Images of designers, and brand names have been imprinted in our brains, and our everyday decisions have therefore been affected. While this is great for those big corporations that are profiting, on the other hand so many other groups are left being exploited.

Globalization can be defined as the “increasingly global relationships of culture, people and economic activity. Globalization in this sense is positive, for it allows various people and cultures to come together.  Yet in this day of age, globalization has led to the exploitation of various people and cultures. After some research, as well as my own personal knowledge I have come to realize that globalization has allowed for the exploitation of young male and female workers in Third World Nations.  The increase in First World consumer demand has led to Third World exploitation of human working rights, but more importantly the loss of those individuals’ personal culture and traditions.


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