Within this blog and the blogs to come, I will walk the various dimensions that are involved in the Clothing Industry and production and within this, see the problems, the solutions and the Rewards of implementing the Solutions.
We tend to believe that the Value we pay for a Product is Equal to the Value of the Products in terms of its Quality for instance, but within that equation, what we are not aware of and most often do not consider is the Value of Life and within that, the beings that were actually involved within the manufacture/production of the Products.
For Example, when we buy a shirt for 20$, we believe that we paid a good price if the quality of the shirt is good. Within that, we have not considered WHERE this shirt came from, Who manufactured the shirt, what were the resources that were used and what were the long term consequences. So let's break it down:
As we know, there are many sweatshops across the world where people are being enslaved to a working routine of 20 hours and get paid very little to nothing.
There is a lot of information about this on the internet, so I suggest you do your research to understand the extent of the Problem. Here’s some of it:
Abuse of Earth's Resources
Here is a chart describing the amount of Miles that a T-Shirt must go through for us to be able to purchase for a low price.
Thus, when we buy a simple thing such a T-Shirt, we do not consider the journey it took for the T-shirt to become the shape and structure it is as you see it in the shop/ retail.
There is no doubt that there is a problem that cannot be justified in any way.
The Value we give for a Product DOES NOT stand in alignment to the Lives and Resources that has been abused along the way.
"Understand also, that within our current Capitalistic System, we have a system of ‘division of labour’ and ‘outsourcing’ in place – in order to make money for those at the top, whilst those at ‘the bottom’ receive very low wages for their contribution. Such procedures will disappear within Equal Money Capitalism, as these systems remove any sense of integrity, value, personal relationship and commitment one could have in relation to the product they produce and the company they work for. " ( Day 165: Equal Profit Share and Equal Money Capitalism)
"... WHAT IS PROFIT-SHARE?
Currently profit is the money a company makes after they have covered their costs, including paying out wages. In an EMC - profit comprises of all the added value that is placed on resources - which is your labour. Therefore - within the price, the percentage share must be included of each one that was part of the creation of the product in such a way that each one ends up with an equal share of the company's profits, so - there will be no need for wages - as the profit becomes your wage.
EQUALIZING WAGES – COOPERATION AMONG CORPORATIONS
If a company at any time makes more money than they need to provide each one with their equal share of the profit as well as covering their costs - those monies will go into a fund that is responsible for assisting companies that are not making sufficient to cover their costs and provide each one with their fair share. That way a balancing effect takes place so that all companies are not only cooperatives in how they cooperate internally - but all cooperate with each other as well…." (Day 163: Equal Money Capitalism - Redefining Profit)
Thus, Within the Equal Money Capitalism System, the Profit will be Equally shared with whomever is involved in the Manufacture of a product and therefor, Slavery will be nonexistent. Within this, it won’t matter which activity you participate in within the production/manufacture of the clothing industry, you will be equally supported as your work is Valued according to the fact that you contributed regardless the specific type of contribution in the entire production/manufacture processes.
We have the Technology and the Resources to STOP the Slavery of many and to Replace these types of Jobs like for instance in a sweatshop with Machines that would do the very same work. At the moment, it is cheaper to exploit the labour of those who Live under 2$ per day than implement Machinery. Meaning, for each and every stitch a human is doing, we'll have to design specific machine to do just that. Within that context, we as a group of humanity would have to decide whether such mass production is necessary in consideration of the amount of the Earth’s Resources that would be used with such Machinery work.
The whole idea that people must have many clothes to choose from is part of the Consumerism Brainwash and therefore, we must reconsider the tendency we have to wear new and fancy clothes and its relationship to the Abuse of the Earth’s Resources.
At an Individual level -
Currently, when we buy clothes, most often we cannot wear them for longer than 1 season as the Quality drops in every washing load we do. The Quality of clothes in EMC will be as best as possible within the consideration of maintaining Harmony with the Earth's Resources. Meaning, our Clothes will Last for much longer and would keep its Quality over a long period of time.
Also, the people that actually enjoy making clothes will have the opportunity to do so for a living on a community level and therefore, your Variety of clothes will be Unique and Specific to your body shape design. Meaning, you would be able to buy clothes from individual Designers that would design specific and supportive clothes for you.
Furthermore, if you wish so, you'll be able to enhance your life skills in being able to learn how to design your own clothes.
On a Global Level -
Ending Slavery is a BIG reward by itself along with maintaining Harmony within the consideration of the Earth's Resources (in this particular case the abuse of fabric, oil, chemicals, etc. ) which would prevent us from experiencing unnecessary consequences.
But most importantly, the Lives of those who are currently enslaved to the Capitalistic System of Slavery would be able to, for the first time in their life, actually Experience Life that is worth while and no longer be subjected to Survival that places them in their current position. They would have access to the Earth's Resources like you and I, with water, food, clothes, education and so on.
I suggest listening to this interview from a Woman that have only realized herself once it was already too late for her to take responsibility and change the way she approached her life and the lives of all..