Fast Fashion

Fast Fashion

Fast Fashion. 👔👖👚👗⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Have you heard this term before? It’s referring to the garments that are made quickly and cheaply- usually from synthetic material and in places with terrible working conditions.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fast fashion is second only to oil as the world’s largest polluter. It accounts for about 5% of global emissions. It is responsible for producing 20% of global wastewater. Most of the clothes we buy are thrown away, not recycled and take literally forever to decompose. 🌏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I’m as guilty as the next buyer for going to a big box or trendy store and grabbing cheap clothes for me and the kids. But #fastfashion has been something that I have been more #intentional about avoiding as much as possible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Of course it’s #progressnotperfection⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ways to avoid fast fashion, help the planet, and its people:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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*Buy secondhand clothes from @thredup @kidson45th @hellokidizen @goodwill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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*Trade with friends with kids of the same size⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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*Try a clothes rental service for kids and adults like @renttherunway⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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*Look for ethical labels like @hm conscious line, @shopfigge.kids , @pitupi , @oobi , @littleemperor_ , @dhana_inc , ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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*Look for clothes made from natural materials⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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*Buy less, invest more⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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*Spice up your current closet with accessories instead of buying more clothes and throwing old out