Is Fast Fashion Destroying the Planet?

Fast fashion is defined as: inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass market retailers in response to the latest trends. (Google)

Fast fashion brands don’t design their clothes to last, so that means they will be thrown in the trash, only to cause more pollution! We live in a time where social media is at the core front of a lot of choices we make because it’s popular or trendy. Social media has made it uncool to wear and post a outfit or the same sweater twice. That has caused a big problem because the less time clothes last, the more trash and pollution we have.

Did you know?:

“More than 60% of fabric fibers are now synthetics, derived from fossil fuels.” NY Times. If the clothes end up in the landfill, or is incinerated, it will not decay.

“Fast fashion is second only to oil as the world’s biggest polluter.” (7billionfor7seas.com)

“1.2 billion tons of CO2 is emitted per year, in addition to being responsible for producing 20% of global waste water.”

“People who work in the sweat shops are mostly women and young girls. They go through mental and physical abuse, and they work very long hours with very little pay.”

“85% of our old clothes goes into a landfill.” Which equates to 25 billion tons a year of textile waste.

How do we solve this problem?:

    Shop for cleaner (green) clothes
    Shop for clothes that have a better quality.
    Shop less
    Drop your clothes on a clothing bin
    Give your unwanted clothes away.
    Know where your clothes are coming from when they are outsourced.
  • Hopefully in the near future clothing stores will have a better ethical plan when it comes to the quality of their clothing, therefore we will purchase clothing that will last and not be afraid to wear items more than once, or be seen photographed in something worn more than once. It’s not a big deal, and we must do better for ourselves and the planet.
  • Thank you all so very much for reading this week’s blog. The year is almost over, and I’m always thankful for viewers and supporters of my blog. Enjoy the holidays, love on your loved ones!

    Asè

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