Yes, Specifically the millions of people employed within it. "fashion Industry" encompasses everything you wear on your body, from your basic undies all the way out to the winter coat that keeps you warm in the winter; from the shoes on your feet, to the pajamas you wear at night. From a designer dress...
Best answer: Yes, Specifically the millions of people employed within it. "fashion Industry" encompasses everything you wear on your body, from your basic undies all the way out to the winter coat that keeps you warm in the winter; from the shoes on your feet, to the pajamas you wear at night. From a designer dress for a night out to the khakis and polos you wear to the office. Today khakis and polos are considered basic clothing -40 years ago they were high fashion and designer label items. Anything and everything worn on your body is part of the "fashion industry" there's no dividing line between "fashion" and "clothing" they are both the same thing.
So if "the fashion industry" vanished tomorrow people who work in clothing stores will be out of work and out of money. Some will lose their homes, many will not be able to feed their children. The people who work in the warehouses and who truck clothes to stores will be out of work, Large distribution centers and the office and other staff there will be out of work and large warehouse areas of many cities will be wastelands. The places that serves these employees, such as the lunch places, dry cleaners, copy shops, day cares, garages and more would no have no clients and they too would shut down.
Cities would fall apart because unemployed workers can't pay the taxes needed to keep roads in good repair and infrastructure such as water, sewers and the electrical grid in working order. They would all crumble and become useless.
Good work genius: you've just raised the unemployment rate to nearly 45% Tell me again how the "fashion industry benefits no one."
And farther along the chain there are farmers who no longer have markets for their cotton crops, their linen, the silk market will collapse. Textile manufacturing will cease. In third world countries where the only work for girls is prostitution/sex slave or 5$ a day in a garment factory -well that's just a horrifying fate for these girls to condemn them to the sex trade because "the fashion industry is the most useless industry ever" .
So if the fashion industry vanished tomorrow the world would be plunged into an economic tailspin and settle into a depression that it might never recover from. Billions will be unemployed. And worse, millions who live in cold climates will die of exposure because they have nothing to wear to protect them from the cold.
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