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Poster Presentations - Guzman Lecture Hall

Presentation or Panel Title

Fast Fashion, At What Price?

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #3

Start Date

4-23-2015 6:30 PM

End Date

4-23-2015 7:30 PM

Department

Humanities and Cultural Studies

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Harlan Stelmach

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Fashion has played a large role in society and this paper will investigate the factories that produce these garments for Americans. The 20th century marked the industrial revolution where the production of clothes greatly changed. It marked a time where people could purchase clothing instead of making garments themselves. In 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire occurred which launched new mandates for workers as well as limiting the amount of hours that children and women could work. Over one hundred years later the Savar fire in Bangladesh took place and is known to be the deadliest garment-factory disaster in history. I will compare and contrast the two fires as well as look at the rights of workers that came out of these tragedies. Additionally I will examine the notion of fast fashion and how it has changed how people shop and as a result how workers work. This will examine at what cost are American receiving low cost fast fashion goods and how some companies are creating transparency by showing their factories, actual prices of the goods as well as focusing on small locally produced goods.

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Fast Fashion, At What Price?

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #3

Fashion has played a large role in society and this paper will investigate the factories that produce these garments for Americans. The 20th century marked the industrial revolution where the production of clothes greatly changed. It marked a time where people could purchase clothing instead of making garments themselves. In 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire occurred which launched new mandates for workers as well as limiting the amount of hours that children and women could work. Over one hundred years later the Savar fire in Bangladesh took place and is known to be the deadliest garment-factory disaster in history. I will compare and contrast the two fires as well as look at the rights of workers that came out of these tragedies. Additionally I will examine the notion of fast fashion and how it has changed how people shop and as a result how workers work. This will examine at what cost are American receiving low cost fast fashion goods and how some companies are creating transparency by showing their factories, actual prices of the goods as well as focusing on small locally produced goods.