25 Aug '17, 7pm

Li Edelkoort: Clothes Today Are Made to be Thrown Away “Like a Condom” https://t.co/vLfRAf1USX

“The manufacturing of clothes has gone through a rapid and sordid restructuring process, which has seen production leave the Western world to profit from and exploit low-income countries. “How can a product that needs to be sown, grown, harvested, combed, spun, knitted, cut and stitched, finished, printed, labeled, packaged, and transported cost a couple of Euros ? “On the hunt for cheaper deals, volume companies, but also some luxury brands, have trusted the making of their wages to underpaid workers living in dire conditions . “What’s more, these prices imply the clothes are to be thrown away, discarded like a condom before being loved and savored, teaching young consumers that fashion has no value. We should make legislation to have minimum prices.” —Trend forecaster par excellence Li Edelkoort , speaking at the Business of Fashion’s Voices event at Oxfordshire in the U...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/li-edelkoort-clothes-today-are-m...

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