No time for perspective : Fashion industry besieged by claims of racial insensitivity
|CTVnews 17 Feb 2019 at 07:28|
NEW YORK -- Retailers and top fashion brands like Gucci and Prada keep apologizing for products that smack of racial insensitivity.
The big question is: Why does it keep happening?
Experts say many of these fashion companies live in a sort of bubble and lack the diversity in their staff that could vet their fashions. They also blame the increasing pressures facing the industry to push products from the design board to the stores and online in weeks rather than months without taking time to thoroughly review products.
"There is such pressure on speed that there is no time for consideration," said Allen Adamson, co-founder of Metaforce, a marketing firm. "When you are moving this fast, there is no time for perspective."