So workers are suffering because of low wages and dangerous working conditions, consumers are suffering thanks to poor quality clothing that doesn't last and the environment is suffering due to the overproduction of clothes and a complete lack of regard for sustainability. The clothes may be cheap but we are all paying for them one way or another.
That new berry coloured jumper and leather bomber jacket you've just bought, didn't end up on the high street by accident. Both trends were planned out by trend forecasters years ago and wowed on the catwalks back at the start of this year. So, with that in mind, here's a sneak peek at what you'll be wearing next spring.
The UK fashion industry is one of the most vibrant and creative business sectors in this country, with show-stopping talent, craft and ingenuity... But too often the economic impact of fashion isn't recognised and it's time we appreciated the industry not just for its creativity and vibrancy but for the huge role it plays in our economy too.