What is meant by the term 'globalization of fashion' and why is it important?
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Globalization of fashion refers to a number of related issues, among which are economics of production, working conditions, and organizing struggles of garment workers.
In today's world we have seen a decline in national sovereignty and a decline in national cultures. As a result, we've also witnessed a blending of cultures into one big mega-pool called the "global culture." At the same time we've seen an increase in international business, multi-national corporations, international trade, etc.
So, how do these developments influence the marketplace vis-a-vis fashion? For example, where are the majority of garments that are bought in the Western world, made today? Are they made locally or are they imported from developing nations? How does this affect our economies in the Western world? How does it affect the economies in the development world? Is it a type of exploitation in the developing world? What are the working ...
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"So, how do these developments influence the marketplace vis-a-vis fashion? For example, where are the majority of garments that are bought in the Western world, made today?"