Paris Sends An SOS To The World

The small Parisian companies responsible for the custom embroidery, tailoring, etc. found on high-end fashion pieces have cried out for financial help from the French government.

France’s Prime Minister François Fillon will meet with government advisers, luxury-goods executives, and artisans to address the financial issues of the country’s craftsmen.

These small businesses continue to be outsourced to cheaper, less-personal factories in countries where labor is cheap — a death knell for fashion in the long run.  What sets good clothing apart from bad is the time and effort spent on each piece, and with carefully-crafted clothing being replaced by mass-produced products, the artistry and fun in fashion are being lost in translation.

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