Of course fashion is bad for the environment and for the people who labor to make it.
Sadly, only those of us with resources have the choice to support the makers who care about the planet and its people. Fast fashion is never good, for anyone. Those of us who have the choice should not purchase mass-produced items.
I’m sure it won’t take long for someone to find out how evil eBay is, (or maybe I already missed that story) but I have to say that some of my favorite pieces these days are recycled. Many, many moneyed women rid themselves of items that the more common of us might treasure. Its a skill to shop eBay with savvy, but if you know your size and know the designer, its a lovely adventure. I highly recommend.
Thanks, Kim, for linking to substantive articles and not just giving us listicles or the infotainment-type articles other bloggers do. I never feel patronized here, or like my IQ has suddenly dropped 100 points. I actually didn’t know that there was no hard data on how harmful the fashion industry is to the environment. That’s incredible. And it has to change.
The Racked article is great, thank you. Consider also checking out the movie, True Cost (on Netflix). Very difficult issue. http://truecostmovie.com/ And yea for NRDC. xo
I would love to see more transparent fashion brands featured here (and more transparency from all fashion brands). Did you see the recent article about the Nike store trashing discarded product so it was unusable? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/nyregion/slashers-work-ruins-shoes-discarded-at-a-nike-store.html
So mean-spirited and wasteful, especially when you think about the environmental and human resources used to produce them.