While the world is going to hell in a hand basket with blatant and obvious “mis-truths” being, supposedly, morally acceptable currency from people of power and influence in the world what should the rest of us do?
From a personal position you can possibly state your beliefs and, hopefully, engage with people of differing opinions in a calm and rational manner while exploring the arguments and counters until arriving at mutually acceptable and practical decisions based on facts and predicted outcomes that will benefit all parties.
Or you can shout, cry, accuse, obfuscate, bully, distract and double down on the lies. But enough about all that crap, at least for now.
I mentioned in an earlier post how the adversarial relationships between suppliers, manufacturers and customers/buyers is, in the main, completely dis-functional. As much as companies like to talk about win-win scenarios and partnerships most of that is PR and BS. It’s more about screwing down the cost to eke out the slightest extra margin for the buyer while turning an askew eye to the effects on their business, employees, contractors, and onwards into the community at large. Currently, with the way the bigger purchasers of apparel (and other goods) go about their business, there is minimal interest or desire in paying more for product. Their own inefficiencies mean they have to factor in markdowns and wastage while being “forced” to maintain a margin to support a bloated infrastructure and operating systems that are inherited from 30+ years ago when costs and margins allowed everyone to make a decent living. The world is a different place now.
“The world population has more than doubled in my lifetime.”
That’s just something to think about while we go about our daily struggles.
With the advent of direct to consumer business models we now have the opportunity to change the relationships, and the rewards, for all those involved in the creation, marketing, sales, production and delivery of product. Fairly and transparently using integrated technologies and distributed ledger contracts. This is part of a Brand New Vision. A better deal for manufacturers and suppliers, in keeping with their true contribution.
If you want to know more or be involved talk to us.