Stop Being a Slave to Fashion

September 18, 2012 by Brenda Nelson  
Published in Fashion

The fashion industry has been manipulating people for years and every year more people fall victim to it, spending money on things they will not wear again after the trend has passed.

The fashion industry has its grips on many people. Countless people (mostly women) will spend thousands of dollars per year on clothing that come next year, they would not dream of wearing. These people are slaves to fashion; controlled and manipulated by the fashion industry into spending money.

You may have noted it yourself, a certain style becomes fashionable and everyone rushes out to buy the latest trend. Let us say a summer fashion item, and it is put away in the fall with anticipation of bringing it out next spring, however by the next year the trend has dropped and a new one has emerged. We can consider the financial cost of the fashion industry as being one we take on for ourselves, however there is also a huge environmental burden. The Aral Sea was all but drained just to get cotton, millions of silk worms boiled to death to get silk, and huge amounts of resources are consumed to make clothing, clothing that is worn only a few times then considered “waste” in a matter of months.

I encourage you, as an intelligent person (I hope) to avoid falling into the pit of fashion trends.

The fashion industry has brainwashed people into buying more and more clothing (and shoes) than they need. The fashion industry wants your consumer dollars and is getting them year after year by tricking you into thinking that you “need” something you do not.

How many people will be forced to cut corners on other expenses because they think they need to keep up with the latest fashion trends? Most people do not even think of how much money they spend on fashion in a year, because it is harder to keep track of than something like car payments or taxes, but by being a slave to fashion you clearly have to work more just to pay for something you will be discarding within a few months time (hopefully donating to a second hand store rather than throwing in the garbage).

If you find yourself being sucked in by a trendy fashion item, that is your choice, but I encourage you not to fret too much about wearing those items after the fashion industry has tried to dictate to you that the trend is over.

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7 Responses to “Stop Being a Slave to Fashion”
  1. jennifer eiffel01 Says:

    Very good!

  2. Martin Kloess Says:

    Well done thank you for sharing.

  3. BruceW Says:

    I’ve always wondered who on earth it is who determines what is going to be fashionable next season. How do the shops decide what they’re going to stock?

  4. youmakemyday Says:

    I`m glad someone told them for once :)

  5. Tiki33 Says:

    It’s just crazy to spend money that you really don’t have just to keep up with fashion. I don’t understand why people do this. What happens when there’s no money; will they sell their clothes?

  6. youwho Says:

    Only the rich are slaves to fashion trends. People who are trying to make ends meet don’t have that kind of problem.

  7. Brenda Nelson Says:

    Oh heck poor people also sometimes keep themselves in poverty by spending too much on clothing and not enough on other things.

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