Cohort Spring 2016 - Ethics of Clothing
Spring 2016 Cohort - The Ethics of Clothing
Clothing is one of the few necessities in life; functioning as both protector from the elements, as well as a shield of modesty. Although it takes little to meet these basic needs, the fashion industry takes clothing from a necessity, to a desire. With the ever-growing clothing industry, companies have a longing to keep purchase price low and meet high fashion demands, driving production into various developing nations across the globe. The combination of low wage workers, sweatshop environments, and lacking quality leaves many unanswered ethical questions. This year’s Siegel Institute Ethics Research Scholars will work to analyze the forces pushing ethical decision making and purchasing choices.