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Business ethics is a form of applied ethics that examines ethical principles and moral problems that arise in a business environment It applies to all aspects of business conduct and is relevant to the conduct of individuals and entire organizations Reference 1 Nowadays the fashion industry connects with many other industries including manufacturing advertising transportation and retailing The enormous profits made in fashion industry create the temptation to involve in unethical behaviorFashions use real animal fur which is inhumane treatment to animalsFashion industry uses many synthetic materials that are harmful to the environment and garments using materials that cannot be recycled become landfill fashionForgers create knockoffs illegally which both deceives consumers and encroaches on the rights of sellersRetailers outsource production line in developing countries and use sweatshop labors reference 3Very few companies sell ethically made clothing or marketed as being made in factories with safe working environment In fact ethically made garments make up only 1 percent of the overall 1 trillion global fashion industry reference 4Numerous fashion retailers sell their products at an incredibly low price such as HM and Forever 21 They design and distribute new styles very quickly so they have been dubbed fast fashion retailers reference 2 Even their products are inexpensive fast fashion chains can be enormously profitable due to the high volume of productsHow can these retailers gain large profits by selling at low price Many of them manufacture their garments in developing countries such as China India and Bangladesh by poorly paid people Labors in developing countries are much cheaper known as sweatshop labor Particularly concerning is the employment of young children These labors are paid a low wage and are not ensured to work in safe conditionsConcern has been raised whether continuing to buy clothes manufactured in developing countries after disasters in Bangladesh early this year Is it ethical for them to keep buying clothes made in Bangladesh Bangladesh building collapseOn 24th April 2013 an eight-story factory
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