What Are the Disadvantages of Fashion?
Fashion has its advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, it’s all about self-expression. You want everything you wear to represent you and your individuality. On the other hand, it can also be an expression of what’s going on around you. Whether it’s your personal style or something you find interesting in the world around you, fashion is a huge source of inspiration. But what are the disadvantages of fashion?
One way to deceive someone in the fashion industry is by using a false pretense. In a criminal case, it is illegal to enter into a contract under false pretenses. A good example is when a person is hired under false pretenses, or misrepresents themselves to an employer or a third party. For example, someone may be hired as a waitress under the guise of earning a graduate degree but has no actual academic qualifications. Similarly, someone who is hired under false pretenses may not be able to meet the educational requirements for a job, or have earned a college degree. This is illegal under American law.
A false pretense can be defined as “a false statement of an existing fact or condition,” but it is not the same as a “false premise.” A false pretense can be made in various ways, and the object must have been obtained through a misrepresentation. The defendant must have been able to convince the victim that the Rolex watch was a genuine purchase worth a large sum of money, and must have caused the buyer to agree to the exchange.
A false pretense is a crime against title. It occurs when a person tries to obtain property by deception, assuming that they will be able to sell it on. The victim will be unable to recover their property because the perpetrator was unable to provide the required documentation to support his or her claims. Further, a false pretense is considered a felony under the California Penal Code Sections 484 and 487.
Waste of Money
If you want to look stylish but do not have the money to purchase designer labels, fashion is a waste of money. High-end clothing companies want you to buy new clothes four times a year or every season. What is fashionable right now is outmoded in a few months. This will only fill your closet with useless clothing. In addition to wasting money, it will take up space and time. Instead of buying clothing that will be in style for many years, consider buying second-hand clothes.
The fashion industry is responsible for a significant portion of our country’s waste. Eighty percent of the waste from fashion is disposed of in landfills or incinerated. This practice is not only expensive and environmentally damaging, it is also absurd. Considering that most clothing made today is synthetic, it takes decades or even centuries for it to decompose. Similarly, many retailers are throwing away or landfilling unsold items because they haven’t sold. This causes a significant waste problem.
Hatch Up Hatred
At a recent panel discussion titled “Courage and Conscience in Fashion,” Ariane Goldman, GM of Gilt Children, and Rachel Jarrett, GM of Hatch, discussed the importance of social responsibility and why Gilt became so important to them after becoming parents. Goldman shared her experience of finding the perfect outfit at 2:00am while up with a newborn baby. Another panel discussion focused on Christy McAdams, who showed a clip from her documentary No Woman, No Cry, and discussed the need for medical education in impoverished areas, as well as the importance of supporting causes that matter to her.