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Lecture 22

GEOG 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: People Tree Ltd.


Department
Geography
Course Code
GEOG 121
Professor
Jim Glassman
Lecture
22

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Fast%Fashion:" Where"trends" move" from" the" catwalk" quickly" to"the" retailer
It"is"becoming" increasingly" popular" as"it"has" cheap" value" and"trendy" looks
Globalized0 Production:" Where" output" of"goods" is" outsourced" to"cheaper"
manufacturing" countries
Cutting" corners" in" manufacturing" plants" have" become" an"accepted" model" for" a"
long" time
But"not" until" the"health" and" safety" risks" imposed" consequences" (e.g." the"
building" killing" hundreds" of" employees)" was" this" considered" a"problem
Global" fashion" industry" is"now" three"trillion" dollar" strong
It"has" become" profitable" due" to"cheap" wages" and" cutting" corners
This" has" caused" poor" living" standards," lower" wages," child" labor" and"increased"
health" hazards
Most" fashion" brands" tend"to"start" with" a"design," so" they" do" not"typically" think"
about" who" would" be"making" the"goods
People" Tree:"Fair" trade"fashion" organization
85%" of"workers" in"manufacturing" plants" are"women
1"in"every" 6"people" alive"in" the"world" today," work" in" the"manufacturing" industry
Because" the"fashion" industry" is"growing," the"cotton" industry" also" has" an"
increased" demand
The"results" are"increased" amount" of" the"population" diagnosed" with" cancer
Advertising" works" as" it"sends" a"message" that"whatever" your" needs" are," they" will"
be"solved" by" consuming" that" product
Lecture'22'Notes
Friday," 13" November ," 2015
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