Just like fast food is bad for our personal health, fast fashion is bad for the health of our environment. And in turn this will also affect our own health as we continue to use up valuable finite resources and pollute our water, sea and food through mass production of clothing we don’t need, transport of this clothing and discarding of fast fashion items we’ve barely worn.
It’s a terrible state we’ve got ourselves into and the trend for consumerism needs to end.
We need to put a value on the longevity of items and choose those made with renewable materials in an eco-friendly way.
The world is changing and we consumers are waking up to the damage we have been doing to our planet.
However, shopping ethically and sustainably for fashion can, at first, seem very expensive. And it can be if you choose designer clothing or premium brands, but there are also lots of ways to shop sustainably on a budget which I will explore in this blog post.