Fast vs Slow fashion
This week we're chatting about what Fast Fashion is, how it differs to Slow Fashion, and why we think you should care (or at least know!).
According to thegoodtrade.com FAST FASHION is defined as :
“...a design, manufacturing, and marketing method focused on rapidly producing high volumes of clothing. Garment production utilizes trend replication and low-quality materials in order to bring inexpensive styles to the public.”
What is wrong with this model/ industry?
Fast fashion is synonymous with:
- not paying fair living wages to workers,
- providing poor working conditions,
- child labor,
- environmental destruction from hazardous chemicals,
- plastic-derived materials,
- high amounts of water pollution and
- environmental impacts from high volume textile waste
$500 billion value lost each year due to clothing under-utiliztion and lack of recycling - 20 great stats on fast fashion- link in show notes
According to goodonyou.eco SLOW FASHION is defined as:
“...an awareness and approach to fashion, which considers the processes and resources required to make clothing, particularly focusing on sustainability. It involves buying better-quality garments that will last for longer and values fair treatment of people, animals and the planet.”