Fast Fashion Is Bad, So Is Shaming People Into Boycotting It

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! 

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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

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Shopping App Ranking Favors Fast Fashion, Fun

What will happen to the action in shopping apps now that we’re on the verge of losing that COVID-era fig leaf ­— the face mask? It’s a good question, and there is data to draw upon.

PYMNTS’ latest Provider Ranking of Shopping Apps reveals spry agility in the apps of the top names in app eCommerce heading into summer 2021. While some ties have been broken and some names have changed, the rankings speak well for app-based buying writ large.

Let’s see what’s transpired since we met in this space a month ago.

The Top 5

How do they do it? Up against the world’s worthiest competitors, yet somehow the SHEIN fast-fashion app holds that No. 1 spot as if they’d made a deposit. Amazing story (for another time).

To illustrate SHEIN’s David and Goliath resilience, at

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How Fast Fashion Profits From the Uyghur Genocide

What thoughts roll through your mind when you see your favorite brand is having a midseason sale? I think about what outfits I’ll wear my new clothes with or how great of a steal I just got. I’ll tell you what I haven’t thought about until now: Was this garment made with voluntary or forced labor? How old was the person who constructed this? What’s the humanity in this piece of clothing? The student activists behind the growing Free Uyghur Now movement are hoping to get us to start asking those questions.

I had the pleasure of connecting with one of the activists behind the student coalition, Tasnim Benalla (pictured below). “I’ve always found it my responsibility to work for the world I want to create,” she said. And work she does. What started as a paper on an unfamiliar subject turned into a passion for raising awareness about the

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