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Let’s talk..... #FastFashion 🧥👗
What is 𝙁𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙁𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙤𝙣?
When inexpensive clothing is produced rapidly by mass-market retailers to support the “latest” trends
Why is 𝙁𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙁𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙤𝙣 so 𝙗𝙖𝙙?
➮ The synthetic fibers often used by fast fashion brands, known as 𝙋𝙤𝙡𝙮𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧, 𝙉𝙮𝙡𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘼𝙘𝙧𝙮𝙡𝙞𝙘, are a kind of plastic made from 𝙋𝙚𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙚𝙪𝙢, which could take about 1000 years to biodegrade
➮ Washing synthetic clothes is harmful and a single synthetic piece of clothing can generate more than 1900 microplastic fibers in one washing machine cycle🧺
➮ Majority of “old clothes” gets thrown away where they will remain in a landfill for around 200 years ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➮These companies use 𝙎𝙬𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙨 to create their products, this is when brands have employees who are over worked in unsafe working conditions for very low wages. This is why new clothes are produced so rapidly.
What 𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙨 are considered 𝙁𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙁𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙤𝙣?
➮ Victorias Secret
➮ Forever 21
➮ Urban Outfitters
➮ Fashion Nova
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➮ Donate your old clothes👚👕🥼👖 (Instead of throwing old clothes out, bring them to a donations center)
➮ Shop thrifty! (Choose thrift shopping over brand stores this way your money does not go toward supporting inhumane treatments and it saves us as consumers $)
➮ Sell old clothes!📲 (Sell your old clothes instead of throwing them out on apps like, Depop, Poshmark, Mercari, Etsy, Ebay, Facebook Marketplace, etc.)
➮ Support and promote ethical clothing brands♻️
➮ You can cut up old clothes to make reusable makeup wipes
I can only hope that these #FastFashion companies tap into their morals and start caring about their employees who put their lives into making these products for a very little wage for us to wear👏🏽
We as consumers need to choose better places to spend our money at and find better ways to dispose of clothing we no longer wear for the enviroment💚
#ecofriendly #ecoindigonyc #fastfashion #fastfashionsucks #thriftshop #ecowaste #sustainable