The long unethical history of the fashion industry

With the invention of the sewing machine a new industry was born.  At it seems the fashion industry has been plagued with controversy.

The Fiber Archive takes an interesting look at the history of the sewing machine and the fashion industry.

“The deplorable labor conditions for 19th-century garment workers are well documented: men, women, and children of the lower classes risked short- and long-term bodily harm in exchange for long hours and meager wages. “

Sounds a little familiar – we have just moved the work abroad so it cannot be seen.

Interesting anecdote:

Did you know there was a time when people were very concerned that the vibrations from the sewing machine would stimulate women sexually!

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