Book Quotes

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Anguelov, Nikolay. The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry : Fast Fashion and Its Negative Impact on Environment and Society. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2015. Ebook Library. Web. 29 May. 2016.

  • ‘’Trends change and have always changed. What is different today is that their modern rate of change is much higher than it was two short decades ago’’. (Anguelov 1).
  • ‘’the distance, so to speak, between the lowest-end garments (the necessity product) and the highest-priced fashionable garments (the luxury product) has decreased. The decrease is related to the shrinkage of the lifespan of trends’’. (Anguelov 2).
  • ‘’cheap, readily disposable clothes have displaced hand-me-downs or more durable garments as the mainstay of dressing’’. (Anguelov 2).
  • ‘’ In order to keep prices low for the consumer, clothing manufacturers strive to keep their production costs low’’. (Anguelov 2).
  • ‘’Producers in developing nations have limited financial and know-how capabilities; therefore, an increase has been reported in the foreign ownership of both textile mills and garment manufacturing facilities, particularly those that employ more than 1000 workers’’. (Bruce and Daly, 2006).
  • ‘’By 2005, developing countries produced half of all global textile exports and nearly three-quarters of global apparel exports’’. (Miroux and Savant, 2005).
  • ‘’In these nations, employment intensity is disproportionately geared toward the poor and toward women; over 50% of all manufacturing jobs are in the apparel sector, and on average more than 90% of those employed in these jobs are women’’. (Anguelov 45).
  • ‘’The tragedy (Rana Plaza) raised visibility around the issues of inequality, exploitation, and profitability in apparel manufacturing, because the outcome of discussion entered on the cheap labor problem’’. (Anguelov 45).
  • ‘’The conclusion is that impulse purchasing has moved into a realm of social acceptance as the leading pattern of consumer behaviour’’. (Anguleov 135).

 

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Balsiger, Philip; Johnston, Dr. Hank. The Fight for Ethical Fashion : The Origins and Interactions of the Clean Clothes Campaign. Farnham: Taylor and Francis, 2016. Ebook Library. Web. 29 May. 2016.

  • ‘’ clothes produced according to ethical criteria: fashion made with organic or fair trade cotton, t-shirts, and jeans produced by workers getting a living wage and working in factories that respected basic safety standards, second-hand dresses or jackets made of recycled materials’’. (Balsiger 1).
  • ‘’They (activists) mobilised consumers at the same time as they raised their awareness of labor abuses and companies’ responsibility for them. And they directly targeted and publicly exposed firms to make them acknowledge the problem and change their policies and practices’’. (Balsiger  1).
  • ‘’The anti-sweatshop movement has been one of the most visible movements targeting corporations over the past few decades; it has innovated tactics adapted to the marketplace, but it has been only partially successful in pushing clothing firms to accept tougher social standards in their supply chains’’. (Balsiger 2).
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