5 April 2024

A Fast Fashion Story

Amy Boote on LinkedIn. In Marrakech last week I purchased a handcrafted leather belt from Mohammed.

We spent some time chatting whilst he altered the belt to fit, and I discovered that himself along with his four brothers used to supply a well-known retailer of fast fashion. However, this buyer-supplier relationship broke down as the retailer failed to pay a decent cost price…demanding a lower cost per unit for the same high-quality product, meaning Mohammed wasn’t taking home any profit.

This is just one individual in the fast fashion supply chain. There are millions of highly skilled craftsmen like Mohammed, constantly being pushed out of business as fast fashion brands prioritise profit maximisation over people.

Long-term supplier-buyer partnerships, built on mutual trust and respect, are needed in the fast fashion supply chain…low cost prices aren’t sustainable, they are exploitative!

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我們主辦多個專注時尚及生活潮流的商貿展覽會, 為這不斷變化的行業,提供最全面的買家及參展商服務,方便他們了解急速轉變的行業環境,並預測來季趨勢。