My first big purchase shortly after I moved into a beautiful apartment in Brookline and started for the first time after adult years, was a collection of antique bedroom furniture. The 1930's floating countries, twisted flowers, walnuts, cedar drawings and the Bakelite drawing were enough for me to forget about the main bugs of the seat – the dressing room had just about a leg of space for hanging clothes.
This was in 2006, the fast-paced fashion, and my closet was transferred from Zara, H & M's clothing, Nordstrom Rack, Filene Kælir and TJ Maxx. The multi-fiber contract fell a year before the online businesses were reaching speed and optimism in b & m, and an ever-increasing number of stores were flooded with a small selection of cheap, fashionable clothing. It seemed like a golden age in fashion: Even with a modest inner level, I even wore a party porn more than once a season and a plethora of my fully-matched outfit could have launched a lifestyle blog. 1930, with hand-made wardrobe enough to fit in the foot of the hanging bed seemed very far away indeed.
But as expected in backlash, bubbles burst. I'm not sure if it was an exposure to Cambridge's socially conscious and innovative spirit, the 2008 financial crisis and the downturn that followed, or greater awareness of the world, which is greater than my addiction to the iPhone and all news / blog applications. The endless choice of soft printed shirts, ruffled blouses, mini jeans, fitted dresses and logging to suit every imagination, everyone was feeling dizzy – more so with every news story about switching and environmental impact throwing fashions.
The base of the garment has not changed much since the sewing machine was introduced. Clothing manufacturing has remained low technology, labor-intensive process. Declining tariffs in 1990 encourage the exchange of the largest labor force in manufacturing clothing to the industrialized countries with high minimum costs and usually fewer safety and regulatory oversight. Incidentally, this also bought clothing production geographically close to the production of raw materials such as Uzbekistan cotton and China leather. By switching production from industrialized countries to developed countries, the cost of clothing continued to be reduced, while at the same time reducing technological innovation on the production side.
Fashion innovations in 2000 came mainly in the form of using technology to maximize the operation of the company. After Zara finished business with customers and came up with new ideas for stores for up to 3 weeks, fashion companies focused on turning around, increasing variety and lower production costs. Retail retail sales, along with further reduced import barriers, make these companies leak to push for faster spin and lower prices from fashion designers in other countries, China, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Tunisia.
Bangladeshi Disaster emphasizes the need for a change in fashion work. Apparel manufacturing should never be a deadly trade. Fashion and fashion production, simply can not be as it is now. While people are becoming increasingly aware of the actual cost of disposable fashions and in response to how they approach and consume fashion, demand for clothing will continue to grow with growing populations and improve living conditions. This need for growth challenges us to provide a better fashion future.
What will be the latest fashion trends in the next decade? These innovations can not simply be in design – with the globalization of the fashion industry and fashion trends that occur every week around the world, the true innovations that change the industry are unexpectedly coming from new designs using existing materials. Simply put, everything has been tried and there has been nothing new in fashion design at the age.
Will the fashion innovation come from new fabrics? Recently, I found a video showing Bradley Quinn about the fashion future and the content of innovations currently under development. Self-cleaning apparel, clothing with built-in technology, garments that protect and make us stronger appear just around the corner. Yet how will they be produced? Perhaps they will be self-esteem or painted as some have suggested. Excitingly, these ideas still seem far away from implementation.
Even if tomorrow's content is ready for promotion next season, content innovations will not address all the problems faced by fashion industry. While it is easy to provide new materials and material technologies in addition to the choices we have now, they are surprising to replace them. You may need a self-contained high-tech communication device during the day, but most of your most comfortable games are still flannel.
3D printing, as a concept, gives us a promise of customization. This could certainly have answers to the desire for the latest, new pieces that capture a particular mood or tone at the moment – a very soul fashion. Recycling 3D printed items, something that is currently being viewed by some innovations could help to cope with the environmental impact of rapid changes. One can easily see the future where fashion is produced using a 3D printer, but "consumer items like socks, pels, t-shirts and other basics are ethically and responsibly manufactured in industry or even in industrialized countries.
But until every single home, 3D printers face the challenge of 3D printing, apart from the current lack of appropriate clothes, in the mass production issue. Can 3D printing technology evolve to allow custom mass? Will this amount of customization happen in small factories? , or directly at home? Or will other technologies come up to solve the problem of fashion manufacturing? Its interesting future we are in, and I can not wait to find out.