Social Responsibility in Fashion Industry



Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are gaining significant importance as an issue to be addressed by leaders of the contemporary world. The growing concern among the stakeholders, mainly the consumers, about the business practices followed by the large corporations has brought in major initiatives in terms of establishing 'Codes of Conduct' for the business partners of these organizations. Fashion industry has long been accused of not following

core standards in apparel factories in various parts of the world. However, today it is the fashion industry that has drawn a comprehensive program for responsible manufacturing. The issues related to Social Responsibility in the global fashion industry are quite complex, as they touch up on areas like socio-cultural,socio-economic and, in many cases, craft heritage of the people associated with the fashion industry. There is a need for a greater understanding of these issues to

be able to arrive at balanced solutions. This also needs to be incorporated in the professional education programs related to fashion industry.

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