HowFast Fashion Affects People’s Lives
Aspers,Patrik, and Frédéric Godart. "Sociology of Fashion: Order andChange." AnnualReview of Sociology,vol. 39, no. 1, 2013, pp.171-192.
Thereview article takes the sociological perspective when definingfashion and demonstrates how it affects social way of life. Thearticle takes the reader towards developing the social connectionbetween fashion and everyday life. It develops the argument that thefashion is bound to change with phases of human life. In other words,as people experience changes through different stages of life,fashion also changes to suit the changing lifestyles. The articleuses recent data to construct the argument and conclusions of fashionas a social phenomenon. The author, Patrik Aspers, is a professor atthe Uppsala University in Sweden. He has wide range of experiences inthe field of teaching, working in various countries.
Caro,Felipe, and Victor Martínez-de-Albéniz. "Fast Fashion:Business Model Overview and Research Opportunities." RetailSupply Chain Management,vol. 6, no. 2, 2015, pp.237-264.
Thejournal looks at fast fashion as an economic concept, with particularemphasis on its impact on apparel industry. By taking the industry’sconsistent growth into consideration, the article highlights how theintroduction of fast-fashion has changed fortunes of investors inthis particular industry. The data applied in developing the economicargument ranges from 2000, with specific emphasis on the annualgrowth rate of the apparel industry in 2012 in various countries.Filipe Caro is an associate professor at UCLA Anderson School ofManagement. He deals with management topics such as operations,technology, and data analysis among others. Victor Martinez on theother hand, is a professor of production, technology, and operationsmanagement.
Chung,Shuk-Wah. “Fast Fashion is Drowning the World: We Need a FashionRevolution.” GreenPeace.Press Center Publication, 21 April, 2016,http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/fast-fashion-drowning-world-fashion-revolution/blog/56222/.Accessed 15 December 2016.
Chungwrites a captivating website article on the effect of fast fashion onthe life of people across the world. The article looks at theimmeasurable indirect costs associated with fast fashion in theworld. The presence of cheap clothes and consumers’ demand has hugecost, which affects the quality of life. The low-cost fast fashionincreases people’s obsession with clothes, hence increasing risksassociated with the trend. The author is a content editor atGreenpeace publication, with particular interest in fashionrevolution.
Lavergne,Michael. FixingFashion: Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes.New Society Publishers, 2015.
Lavergne’sbook gives a succinct view on changes affecting the public perceptionon fast fashion. The book portrays the needless shift of clothingmanufacturers from the US to low-cost countries in the name ofoutsourcing. However, the literature acknowledges that the adoptionof outsourcing among clothes manufactures as the main reason for theemergence of fast fashion. The low-cost production made it possiblefor manufacturers to reduce costs of seemingly quality clothes, anelement that gave rise to the concept of fast fashion in developedcountries. The author is an experienced consultant in supply chainparticular in matters of retail and global brand. He offers widerange of knowledge on how fast fashion has changed the consumerbuying behavior.
Press,Clare. WardrobeCrisis: How We Went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion.Black Inc., 2016.
Thebook on wardrobe crisis reflects on the changing consumer preferencesand buying behavior. The author focuses on the shift from the pastparadigm where people had ‘Sunday bests’, which refer to luxuryclothes, only mean for special occasions. Since the emergence of fastfashion, the idea of having special outfit diminished. Clare Press isa renowned writer in matters of fashion and provides a clear view onhow the emergence of fast fashion has created a crisis on choicespeople make concerning clothing.
Zegheanu,Luciana. “Fashion Trends’ Impact on Society.” NotJust a Label,15 September, 2016.https://www.notjustalabel.com/editorial/fashion-trends%E2%80%99-impact-society.Accessed 15 December 2016.
Thewebsite talks of how the emergence of fast fashion has changed thefocus of producers from the product quality to brand image.Manufacturers are no longer interested in making quality products,rather concentrating more on making quick profits. The luxury brandstherefore seek to increase their profits and presence across theworld. The author is an expert in fashion industry and experiencedealer in apparel designs. She provides an immense knowledge onchanges that have come through with the introduction of fast fashionin the global market.