Fast Fashion

The idea of constantly updating our wardrobes has only grown. Access and price make it simple and approachable for a large swath of the population to purchase new clothing items with great regularity. As for the old clothes that fall out of favor, reselling or donating clothes is just as easy. There is, of course, the unseen landfill as well. The arm of the fashion industry known as “fast fashion”—the clothes the average person buys—is driving big profits, the demand has led to poor working conditions and widespread pollution.

The following list looks at the many factors that contribute to the current infrastructure of fast fashion, including showing how the trends are orchestrated to focus on certain populations (while ignoring others), as well as providing some hope for how consumers can make more informed choices about the clothes they buy. 

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Worn Out: How Our Clothes Cover Up Fashion's Sins

An incisive look at the fast fashion industry, which aims for consumers to constantly add new garments to their wardrobe, as last year’s fashions pile up in landfills. Beyond the climate concerns that come from this type of hyperproduction, Hardy looks at the horrible conditions that workers face in this industry. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.