This week the main news of the industry has been tragic, very tragic. The collapse of a building of workers in the textile sector in Bangladesh It has led to the death of more than 300 people and hundreds of injured and missing. Many of the garments that were manufactured there were destined for Spanish firms.
Depending on the country, Mango, El Corte Ingles, and other well known here as brands C & A, Primark, United Colors of Benetton they manufactured their products there. The average nationwide salary is 32 euros. Mango, company that submits to a social audit their suppliers, manufactures there 10% of its production. The weight of the textile sector in the Asian country’s economy is huge: 70% of exports. An issue that has shocked the fashion world low-cost.
Workers in that country have taken to the street to denounce the unfortunate working conditions in which they work. To see if at least the sad event serves for something, even if that we pay 25 euros instead of 15.99 for a skirt.
It’s clear that Asia is the future of fashion, not only as a supplier of low-cost, but as an interesting market in growth that many brands are setting their goals. That is the case of H & M, It will invest 100 million euros in the opening 50 stores in the India.
Meanwhile, Zara Spain and especially by Madrid. The number 23 of the Serrano Street in Madrid will be in Spain’s largest Zara store. The local, which is in the works and will open in April 2014, will occupy the entire building and will make guests 2,500 square meters of retail space spread over four floors, surmounted by a showroom. It will be a very special shop, which will follow the model opened last year in the store of New York’s Fifth Avenue.
Another issue that is causing enough controversy is the choice of John Galliano as Professor at the Parsons fashion school, since many students have protested by his anti-Semitic attitude.
Completely changing the subject, see to Naomi Campbell converted into a blonde on the cover of Vogue Brazil.
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