Vinyl Black Skirt
Vinyl skirt my little sister give me, was definitely a good purchase.
Long story short, I was visiting my family in Mexico and my little sister asked me to go with her shopping. Of course I said yes! She was looking a jacket for her and something for her boyfriend. I was just looking (I swear, I wasn’t going to buy anything)
While browsing in the racks one or two phrases of “oh, this is so cute” or “the color of those pants are great” came out of my mouth. I didn’t know she was shopping for me too (but she didn’t want to tell me, she knew I won’t let her buy me anything )
Anyway I saw the vinyl black skirt that caught my eye (I was actually looking for one few weeks back). The surprise was that from being $500.00 pesos which is like $30.00 bucks was $70.00 ($4.00 bucks) 😮
Plastic trend — If you haven’t read the article I wrote about PLASTIC TREND for Spring 2018— You can click HERE to catch up.
The Business of Fashion
I might be (or not) the only person who wonders…… if the skirt went from $30.00 to $4.00 (which is almost 85% less than the original price)
- How many garments like these the company has to manufacture and sell (with the retail price) so it is profitable.
- What is the production price of the garment.
I can have many other questions about it. As I mention in this VIDEO HERE
My Stylosophy Look
One of the thing I love about having my own blog is that I can share: my thoughts and opinions.
I know that the reason why I ask myself these kinds of questions is because all my life has been involved with fashion. And it has been the support resource of my family ( it’s not just a hobby)
This really has me thinking about the people who manufacture garments for big retailers, the workers involved and the technology they have in the production area. Last but not leats the time frame they have to deliver the product.
I make the bag I’m wearing with this look and I now it took:
- 2 designers to bring the idea (my sister and I)
- A tannery that maybe involves 10 people (a really small tannery)
- 4 people in the weave area.
- 2 people in the put the pieces together.
- 1 person who made the dust bag.
I’m going to stop right there even though I still have to mention the details like the zipper and so on.
Knowing this people rather buy a plastic bag (mine is leather, and is the source of work and support of the people I already mention) 1 or 2 months without cracking up. Some people question my price but they might not to the history of the “making process”
I understand that many of us can not buy a $400.00 bag (because we have other priorities) or because we can buy much more things with that money and not just one.
My question is
Are we the ones who are finishing with the industry?
We are waiting for another industrial revolution? 🤔
What we have to do to be competitive?
I would really like to know what you think, leave a comment 👇🏻