Fast fashion deserves the hate that comes its way. There’s exploitation of garment workers and acute lack of transparency pertaining to the supply chain. There are accusations of ‘greenwashing’ alongside a burgeoning culture of ‘rip offs’ because, well, creativity does not come cheap.
A new study by the UK-based Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has found that roughly half of the clothes on fast fashion websites are made from virgin plastics like nylon, acrylic and polyester. Who’s surprised? Literally nobody!
Fast fashion brands struggle to sustain a model built on ‘fair practices’ as they prioritise making trendy tees available to you for next to nothing. After all, nothing in this world comes for free and someone out there is paying the price for your cheap clothes. Clearly, fast fashion is dangerous and the problem needs fixing. So, stop buying it