We humans use a lot of words. Hundreds of verbal and written languages, nearly as many gestural ones, and at the end of the line, the language of Attire, form the method with which we communicate to each other daily. That semiotic tongue has more words than all the other languages in combination. Why? Well we have been at the job of building this vocabulary for thousands of years, and with the advent of technologies that allow us to disseminate these ideas globally, and endlessly refine these words by color, style, and use, the Attire language stands as the most complex, varied, and for many, incomprehensible tongue in human history.
We, as a species are never fully comfortable with things exactly as they are. Sure there are those of us who fear the new; but for a huge chunk of humans, something we haven't seen before, heard before, worn before, is of enormous interest. Its the call of evolution, the call, if you will, of change.
And with the burgeoning of small scale retail manufacture, and the internet, that allows tiny design firms, and even individuals, through avenues like etsy, to present their own new words to the dictionary of Attire terms, the language grows far more rapidly, and with far more depth, that any single person could ever really contemplate understanding.
We have built a huge part of the global economy on this variability. Its no exaggeration that hundreds of millions of people the world over depend on the apparel and accessories industries in one way or another to live. So we have worked ourselves into quite a pickle. If we continue in this vein, we will exhaust resources the world over in the search for the new, but if we stop, the world economy could very likely crash and burn, and those millions would find themselves with no income, and little recourse.
How this is going to play out, I can't predict. Lets just say the future is going to be verrrrrry interesting.