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Shocking Supermodel Infograhpics

The Model Alliance Studies Expose Alarming Statistics

— March 19, 2012 — Social Good
The Model Alliance is a non-profit organization seeking to improve the working conditions of models in the fashion industry. In their latest anonymous survey, the group gathered their data from a poll of 85 whose average age was 26. Although a smaller sample, the study consistently revealed alarming responses.

According to the investigation, 54.7% of models enter the field between the ages of 13 and 16, a concerning reality given this age group’s high susceptibility to peer pressure. To make matters worse, over half of the participants had been exposed to cocaine, while 76.5% of the respondents confirmed their proximity to other unnamed drugs and/or alcohol. 

The Model Alliance is trying to undo the effects of these startling statistics. Although this vocation may cater to a younger age group, the association wants to provide a reliable support system for the unjustly violated. The Model Alliance Support is a part of this objective and is a medium through which confidential abuse claims may be made.

With an array of disconcerting findings, the Model Alliance will certainly be gaining some new advocates.
Trend Themes
1. Teen Models - The trend of using young models for fashion campaigns raises ethical concerns and creates opportunities for developing new guidelines and regulations.
2. Model Safety - Growing concern for the safety and working conditions of models is driving a need for disruptive innovation in the fashion industry.
3. Abuse Reporting - The trend towards confidential abuse reporting systems to support models in the fashion industry requires new technologies and protocols for ensuring safe and secure reporting.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - The fashion industry is facing disruption due to increased attention on the safety and working conditions of models, creating opportunities for ethical and responsible innovation.
2. Social Services - The growing need for confidential abuse reporting systems in the fashion industry creates opportunities for innovation in social services and technology.
3. Youth Advocacy - The alarming statistics on the age of models and potential drug use demand innovation in youth advocacy and support.
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