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does artisanal fashion need a reboot
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interesting post on SZ i ran into, wondering if you dipshits have any thoughts.
from zamb on stylezeitgeist,
"...Does this Artisanal, Niche brand part of the industry needs a reboot?
I ask this question because, it is clear that there are some serious issues existing that seriously compromises the sustainability and progress of the kind of brands that are truly committed to making a great product and directing it towards a specific audience that appreciates this kind of work.

While I wont name names, to everyone who follows this industry there are at least 10 or so brands who were healthy and doing good work up to 2 years ago that are no longer with us. and i am sure there are others who are just one mistake from collapsing and barely holding it together.

[...]

Also, its not just brands, there are stores that are seriously struggling and have gone out of business too, there are others, who for the sake of their survival, have decided to mix in some high low, some mainstream brands, as a means of supplementing sales and revenues of selling artisanal works.


The question then is, What ails this part of the fashion industry and how can, if at all, the ship be righted to bring back the golden age of Artisanal fashion which i think we could say was between 2006-2012"

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"here are some thing that are quite obvious but no one wants to address
I think prices are too high, however there is are several reasons for that.
(a) Cost of Materials and cost of doing business have gone up tremendously and when those are factored in designers and manufacturers are left with little options that to raise prices of goods
(b) Customers seem to think that brands who price items friendly are second rate, or are trying to capitalize on a look by offering less expensive products, so some designers price goods high, as a means of infusing "value" into the brands products by way of pricing
(c)With customers developing the habit of not buying items until they are on sale, this is factored into the price from the beginning so as to mitigate loss on a product
I think there are too many brands (and wanna be ones too). this is a difficult thing for me to even speak of because, whom am I to say who should or shouldn't be a designer?
however it is clear that there are a whole bunch of brands and possibly not enough customers, at this price point to sustain the amount of brands that have come to the market over the last several years
The Web that let to the rise of, is now creating a suffering of Artisanal brands. I think with sites like grailed, with so many Facebook pages etc being created to sell 2nd hand artisanal clothing, it has seriously affected store sales. the whole subculture of flipping one designer piece to fund another has created a system where, unless there is a radical infusion of new customers with strong buying power. more brands and stores will suffer"
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>>10843848
Well shit. How are they gonna fix this?
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>>10843848
aka zamb is going bankrupt (finally)
his clothes are overpriced dog shit worse quality than zara...
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>>10844423
Zamb? I'm new here so I've never heard of this guy
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>>10844428
makes Zam Barrett. not a fan either even though everyone on SZ sucks his dick and claims his prices are low for the quality.

Anyway, ateliers are fucked unfortunately.
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