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Fast Fashion: What's it Costing our Environment?

Cheaply produced and priced garments that copy the latest catwalk styles and get pumped quickly through stores in order to maximize on current trends

Have you ever heard the saying "fashion fades, only style remains the same"? It's true! This day and age it's overwhelming and expensive to stay up with the latest fashion trends. As soon as you get on trend, you're off as the next trend is already out there. Not only are we buying into harmful consumerism for our planet, but also for ourselves! Let us share why.

Although clothes developed through fast fashion may be more affordable, the environmental cost is a lot greater:

  • Fashion production makes up 10% of our carbon emissions, which is more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.

  • 85% of all textiles are thrown away in the trash each year.

  • People bought 60% more garments in 2014 than in 2000 & only kept the clothes for half as long.

  • The equivalent of one garbage truck full of clothes is burned or dumped in a landfill every second.