Just watched this video “The Business of Fast Fashion” and HIGHLY recommend it!
A small taste:
The fashion industry produces 2 million tons of waste each year, 2.1 million tons of CO2, and 70 million tons of water. Fast fashion and the rapid clothing consumption caused these ballooning waste amounts and most fashion purchases – 2 million tons annually-wind up in the trash within a year or two because they are too low quality to last any longer.
A Changing Trend: After two decades of fast-fashion popularity, many designers are signing on to make a change. Three hundred retailers have signed up to be a part of the sustainable clothing action plan which includes producing, selling, and disposing of waste without damaging the environment and only working with countries with strict labor fairness regulations.