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The True Price of Fashion

The True Price of Fashion

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The True Price of Fashion

Kirsty Marriot

In a world where social media dominates our society, where we can access nearly everything by the click of a button, as a society of the first world nation, we subconsciously neglect those in need in the developing world. Here in Britain comes power accompanied by wealth and social power, how ever it is with that we selfishly ignore the needs of others in the third world. In my written piece attached below I explore just how drastically our consumerism in the UK affects children across the globe who are forced to work in drastic work places for our own wants. In this piece I put across the point how the value of power that we have in the UK unfortunately distorts the meaning of life for millions of people as we blatantly ignore where our clothes are coming from, as we simply just do not care enough to stop this vicious cycle of child labour. I wrote this piece at Christmas time as I was influenced by the enormity of shoppers stressing over gifts when it suddenly hit me where the provenance of all these items came from. 

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Well done to Kirsty Marriot who wins August’s Highlight of the Month and £100 for her drawing and accompanying description.

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