For many decades the fashion industry wasn't sustainable enough, and while other industries changed from being carbon-negative to carbon-positive and used zero plastic, the fashion industry stayed in the same place. But in the last decade it moving forward to sustainability.
The Fashion Industry - Fast Fashion
Fast fashion is a cheap, fast-changing clothing trend, to quickly capture current fashion trends.
So what is the problem with fast fashion?
Fast Fashion - The Problems
There are 3 main problems with fast fashion:
Fast fashion - Fast Waste
Most of the fast fashion products end up in landfields. More than 13 million tons of clothes end up in landfields every year!
Fast fashion - Fast Water Usage
To make one cotton T-Shirt it takes up to 2,700 liters of water, or 3 years of drinking 2.5 liters of water a day!
Fast fashion - Fast Labor
To meet the fast growing consumption of clothes, factories do these horible things:
They save on wages, on workers safety and their workers work 14 to 16 hours a day without a break.
Fast Fashion - How To Stop It
After we learned what is fast fashion, let's see how we can stop fast fashion:
Buying many things you don't need cost a lot of money. Instead, buy fewer things, this will save you money and reduce your carbon footprint.
Buy From Sustainable Brands
Buy from sustainable brands that produce high-quality products that will last longer than the fast fashion one. You can see a list of sustainable brands that make high-quality products in the bottom.
The Opposite Of Fast Fashion - Slow Fashion
Slow fashion is the opposite of fast fashion. Slow fashion is a fashion that last longer than fast fashion.
Slow fashion must have these 3 criterias:
- Ethical production - Employers must pay good salary to their workers, and provide safety to them.
- Eco production - The clothes must be produced in techinces that save water or made from recycled materials.
- Lasting clothes - The clothes must be high quality, so you can use them for many years.
Slow Fashion Brands
Here's a list of brands that make slow fashion clothes: