Economics of Luxury BBC article
Thanks for the article
So other than out of misty-eyed sentimentalism, is there any point in sticking to traditional techniques when machines are often superior?
Thats one point that I feel needs expansion. I know people like hand sewn items, because it represent tradition and effort, but modern machinery makes things quick, clean, and realistically better. Even the suit by Sleater, made on old looms, while likely stunning, doesn't justify the cost, which he implies. Doesn't mean we cant appreciate the old ways, the introduction of modern methods is a good thing I would believe.