What is Fast Fashion?
BY: The News Voice
Companies for the sake of their profits make cheap, disposable clothing and sell them for higher prices.
The fashion industry if you haven't noticed is already a big-mess without some weird fashion trends. Apparel and footwear production accounts for 8.1% of greenhouse gas emissions.
Zara gets a lot of credit or blame for taking the idea of quick-response manufacturing and running with it.
Forever 21 has recently announced it bankruptcy; should we celebrate this or bemoan the fact that it's been replaced by faster-fashion players like Boohoo and Fashion Nova.
Technically, H&M is the oldest of the fast fashion giants , having opened as Hennes in Sweden in 1947.
The generations before us used to know people that work in garment factory and had emotional investment. Once that is out, it turned out like investment in fast food.
The speed at which garments are produced also means that more and more clothes are disposed of by customers, creating a huge amount of textile waste.
Fast fashion also impacts consumers by encouraging "throw away" culture because of the speed of trends. Ultimately, it creates constant sense of need and dissatisfaction.
What can we do?
Buy less Choose well Make it last