Ivette Urbina 2/18/09 Urban sociology extra credit Fashion Fiasco The article is informative when it describes a piece of history, dating back to the 1800’s, and how globalization made it possible to expand the fashion industry and make it successful. However the fashion industry in the city is having some economical setbacks. The problem arises because stores such as Macys or Sears have limited the amount of clothing it orders from factories or charges designers for pieces they did not sell throughout the year. Samantha Cortes owner of Fashion Design concepts is fearful that the industry needs to find ways that will benefit the fashion industry and that it may also keep their reputation. The unemployment in the industry has been quite significant than in other years, nevertheless there is still an opportunity to recover from this meltdown. New York City is optimistic for consumer buying habits, there might be chances for factories within New York to open and share space for business. Retail and small boutiques can feel the recession that s hitting the city, they want to do everything possible to maintain the prestige and also make the clothing affordable for consumers. This process will eventually have to be made through sacrifice and will mean that technology and human power may work together to bring the industry back up.