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:

Buy Less

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 Illustration

Slow fashion must have these 3 criterias:

  1. Ethical production - Employers must pay good salary to their workers, and provide safety to them.
  2. Eco production - The clothes must be produced in techinces that save water or made from recycled materials.
  3. 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: