How fast fashion is destroying the planet

Let's analyse the Fast fashion concept. 


Term used to describe clothing designs that move quickly from the catwalk to stores to meet new trends. The collections are often based on designs presented at Fashion Week events. Fast fashion allows mainstream consumers to purchase trendy clothing at an affordable price



Why is it a problem? 

The pressure to reduce costs and speed up production time means that environmental corners are cut in the name of profit. Fast Fashion's negative impact includes the use of cheap, toxic textile dyes – with the fashion industry the second largest polluter of clean water globally after agriculture. Wealthier countries take the comfort of being able to buy more cheap products without thinking on how badly the workers have been paid for this to happen. 

Why is fast fashion bad for the economy?
Fast fashion has gained enemies among those who fault the economic model for its impact on wages and the environment. ... Between the carbon emissions resulting from the production of so much clothing and the pollution from dyes and chemicals used for synthetic fabric, fast fashion is anything but green.
Which other options do we have?
“Slow Fashion” with locally grown materials, often domestically manufactured or sourced on a relatively small scale. Garments made by order or simply small amounts produced in places around you with a good salary. 

The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes
By Dana Thomas

There is that old saying, usually attributed to Yves Saint Laurent: “Fashion fades, style is eternal.”

Literally speaking, that actually may no longer be true, especially when it comes to fast fashion. Fast-fashion brands may not design their clothing to last (and they don’t), but as artifacts of a particularly consumptive era, they might become an important part of the fossil record.

More than 60 percent of fabric fibers are now synthetics, derived from fossil fuels, so if and when our clothing ends up in a landfill (about 85 percent of textile waste in the United States goes to landfills or is incinerated), it will not decay.

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