And now for a bit of self-justification. Some words on the fashion industry, beautifully put by Imran Amed, Editor, The Business of Fashion:
…the magic of the fashion industry was simply fascinating to me. Where else could one find such dedicated, creative and hard-working people with a shared passion for their work? What other industry creates products that incite such passion? And which industry accepts and celebrates a cast of characters as colourful, diverse and entertaining as ours?
The short answer? No other industry.
Unfortunately, fashion is portrayed in much of the mainstream media as a superficial industry composed of champagne-swilling flakes who have nothing better to do than to gossip and snicker. This is the result of years of so-called ‘reality’ television programmes and endless articles in the news media that focus on the industry’s surface gloss, rather than the hard work and passion that precious few insiders actually get to see.
Globally, fashion is a $1.5 trillion dollar industry. It employs millions of people. And while those of us working in fashion may not be changing the world, we do make important contributions to the global economy and impact the daily lives of billions of people around the world…
Yup, I’m part of that and I’m proud.
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