How We Can Reduce Fast Fashion Impact
It’s difficult to really find a solution that solves this problem that plagues the world we live in. There are too many companies (much more than the ones listed above) that benefit from its practices and they have made it too convenient for in-demand styles to be cheaply sold.
We are all guilty of buying into fast fashion when it is too prominent to avoid. Protesting seems futile because greenwashing campaigns and convenience will eventually bring people back like nothing ever happened. If we want to make a small difference in our own lives, we can make personal changes that doesn’t cost much to do. In fact, it’ll save us money.
Two practices that everyone can do is buying secondhand items and simply wearing your clothes for longer. Buying or upcycling used clothing saves it from being discarded into the landfills, polluting the ocean , or burned to the detriment of the atmosphere. Thrifting is also a fun activity that blends the pleasures of shopping and digging for hidden treasure.
Refraining for buying things is easier said than done. The convenience of online shopping has made everything accessible, personally-marketed, and more appealing than ever. We also understand it is tough to keep with the trends when social media is such a driving factor in our day-to-day perception of people.
Reducing your carbon footprint can actually be pretty simple. Buying fewer things per month and reusing a piece or two more often may combat fast fashion more than you would think. Who knows, with trends cycling faster than a revolving door, your old clothes might even be ahead of next season’s collection. There’s a possibility that just when you think it’s time to put away those colored jeans for good, they might be in style again. Wouldn’t you say that’s worth saving the world for?