What is fast fashion? Fast fashion is related to the fashion industry which produces stylish and trendy garments that are cheap and mostly made out of lower-quality materials with the notion of selling more for less. Therefore, the possibility that the safety and health of those working in these factories are not at a level that should benefit the workers. Let's not also forget that their salaries are probably at a poverty level.
"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall
We are living in a world where we constantly put are "wants" in front of our "needs " which leads many to put aside quickly what society and the fast fashion industry deemed not trendy or out of style after just a few days of purchasing such items.
There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness - Mahatma Gandhi
The reality is that buying sustainable, Eco-friendly and ethical clothing are somewhat expensive... ok, very expensive but nobody said you have to throw away the clothes you already owned. It's funny to me that the same people that are complaining about how costly sustainable fashion is are the same individuals who are quick to purchase or own a pair of Louboutin or a Chanel bag without thinking twice how it will affect their pockets or the workers working in those factories.
The world is changed by your example not by your opinion. - Paulo Coelho
If you're thinking of how to start this sustainable ethical lifestyle (because it is a lifestyle) you can start by learning how to take care of what is already in your closet. Buying ethical means to be a conscious consumer by investing in quality garments and not quantity. It's about owning items that will last and not fade after a few wear.
Wearing the clothes that's already in your closet until they wear out is the first step in the right direction if you want to give up fast fashion. Another suggestion is when you're ready or when it's needed to purchase new garments, there's a panoply of established amazing sustainable, Eco-friendly and ethical brands that you can research online.
Another way to step into a sustainable lifestyle is to shop vintage. You can find great items at thrift stores. At the end of the day, it's up to each of us to take the necessary actions to make sure that the ones working in this factories are well treated physically, emotionally and financially.
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