Pros and Cons of Fast Fashion
What is fast fashion?
Fast fashion is a term used to describe a highly profitable business model based on replicating catwalk trends and high-fashion designs and mass-producing them at a low cost. The term fast fashion is also used to generically describe the products of the fast fashion business model. To break this down a little bit more, fast fashion has low-priced but stylish clothing that moves quickly from design to retail stores to meet trends, with new collections being introduced continuously
What are the pros of fast fashion?
Fast fashion has been rising in popularity over the last 20 years. It allowed brands and retailers such as Zara, H&M, Primark, Forever 21, GAP to grow into large global corporations. It's fun to shop for new trendy clothes weekly. It's popular because it's practical and convenient
What are the cons of fast fashion?
Not paying fair living wages to workers, poor working conditions, child labor, environmental destruction from hazardous chemicals, plastic-derived materials, and increasing amounts of water pollution and textile waste.
Ways we can stop using fast fashion
You can avoid shops that advertise fast fashion. You can find this out by researching the shops and just going in-depth on how well they treat the environment. You can buy clothes from Little boutiques and other small businesses that are environmentally friendly and treat their workers with respect. Take a minimalist approach. Stop buying clothes that you know you don't need.