How Clothing Quantity And Quality Of Clothing

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As of the 20th and the current 21st century, the fashion industry remains prominent, rising to global domination. Developing first in the late 19th and early 20th century, the fashion industry was on the rise with newer technologies that stimulated new manufacturing practices and further improved the growth of a soon to be multibillion-dollar global enterprise (Major).Throughout the general public and media, questions arise in regards to the topic of how clothing quantity and quality is affected and influenced. The quantity and quality of clothing is affected and influenced by the parts of fashion industry as shown by the many manufacturing processes of both the ready-to-wear and haute couture industries, the many types of commercial…show more content…
Charles Frederick Worth, an influential designer, created the first fashion house in 1850 and is currently known as the sole originator of haute couture (Koda et. al.). With haute couture at its peak, the rising technological advances of the 20th century helped propel the haute couture branch even further into an industrialized business. The sewing machine, which was first invented in the Victorian Era, established a fast growing process of dressmaking in the mid-19th century and the early 20th century (Ahmad). With added technological advances including factory lines and textile chains, the haute couture manufacturing process became quicker, but never left it’s original tailoring and dressmaking roots completely (Major). During the manufacturing process of haute couture, the first step for the designer is to create the design either sketched or draped and cutted with muslin or toile (Koda et. al). In continuation from this step, the design is brought to life through the tailoring and dressmaking sectors of the fashion house. Professionally trained artisans in these areas focus on the cut, drape, and style of the design, using sewing machines, tailoring, or dressmaking techniques to create intricate patterns and designs with expensive and authentic fabrics, wools, and furs (Thomas). A full design piece may take up to 150 hours to complete (Rocha). Some seamstresses, embroiderers, and other professional artisans defy the 35 hour
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