Social, health, and environmental issues are a constant struggle in Vietnam, where a rapidly expanding economy has led to a boom in consumerism. The following are some opinions from expats living in Vietnam who responded to a request from Tuoi Tre News for comments on the trend. The difference between owning lots of things and liking beautiful things Though fashion design is an industry often maligned for rampant consumerism, I often find myself making changes with the hope of positively impacting consumers and redirecting my brand towards a more positive direction. Our business in Hanoi does not produce fast fashion. Instead it focuses on quality, natural fibers, handcrafted garments that are made to last, and ensuring everyone involved in the production process is paid fairly and respected for the skills they bring to the table. Of course I love beautiful things, but I don’t have to own a lot of them to make me happy. Hence, it is important to distinguish between gaining pleasure from owning a lot of things and just liking beautiful things. I love to go shopping at wet markets so that I can buy directly from small business owners and producer shops rather than big impersonal… Read full this story
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