Author Dana Thomas is shining a light on the vast problems with fast fashion — here are some tips on how to avoid it altogether.
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In US news and current events today, Author Dana Thomas spoke to NowThis News about fast fashion.
Thomas ‘Fast fashion is trendy clothes produced in massive amounts at lightning speed, sold in thousands of stores worldwide, at super low prices.’
Longtime fashion journalist Dana Thomas chronicles the fashion industry’s role in large-scale human rights abuses and its contributions to economic and environmental problems.
Tomas: To sell clothing for low prices, retailers rely on production outsourced to developing nations where there is little or no safety and labor oversight. And wages are at poverty level or lower. Fashion employs one out of six people around the world. Fewer than 2 percent of them earn a living wage. The fallout from offshoring has been tremendous, especially in the West.
Thomas says people can shift their consumption habits to be more sustainable.
Thomas: ‘Americans are throwing out millions of tons of clothes every year. As you probably expected, fashion e-commerce is a cash rich industry. Fashion is a $2.4 trillion a year industry. Globally, fashion e-commerce hit $481.2 billion in 2018 and it’s expected to reach about $713 billion by 2022. In 2018, Forbes reported that five of the world’s 55 richest individuals were fashion company owners.’
The book details sustainable solutions introduced by industry leaders.
Thomas: ‘Slow fashion. As I write in fashion topless is the return of the old way of doing things, but with a modern twist or with modern technology.The change makers today seem to be women, at least in fashion.
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