Fast Fashion

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Fast fashion is used to describe the clothing industry's business of replicating recent trends and high-fashion designs, producing them at a low cost, and bringing them to stores where the demand is high. It is one of the methods that has brought expensive fashion trends to the consumers. Today's consumers see many advantages in fast fashion and that is why its successful despite the setbacks they may face. There are many causes of the rise of fast fashion:

Influence of social media: some partner with social media companies to create and target ads to users which may become potential customers. Also influencers which practice a trend of the internet called fashion hauls , where people bulk-buy clothing to gain more followers, and consumers follow this and most often, these hauls are sponsored by the companies causing this problem.

Technological Innovation: instead of depending on traditional ways brands can easily have access to data through software application allowing companies to copy designs from the runway and produce them at high speed.

Also things like distribution, cheaper prices and creation of job employment for people gives room for fast fashion.But it has a dangerous impact on the social and environmental wellbeing as it is destroying the planet, the lives of people and animals living on it.

Fast fashion also contributes to pollution due to the large amounts of textile waste because cheaply made clothes are not durable and so can be easily disposed besides styles and trends in the fast fashion industry change very quickly. They use microplastic fibers and hazardous chemicals which are also agents of pollution and environmental degradation.

The working environment most times are not suitable because encourage lower labor and raw material costs to answer consumers' demand. They care more about making profits than the welfare of workers , some of which are underpaid and abused.

Unfortunately, many people keep buying fast fashion which is not healthy.

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  • careful_drawing | Adamson Middle School K | United States of America 30 Nov 2022

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    After reading this text I can see the Authors point of view when saying fast fashion has increased heavily, in fact, I agree. Platforms like Tiktok and Instagram steadily promote new trends that catch the interest of viewers. And online stores like Shein produce and send them off knowingly sending cheap and poor-quality clothing.

  • active_statement | Adamson Middle School G | United States of America 01 Dec 2022

    After reading this text I can see the Authors point of view when saying fast fashion has increased heavily, in fact, I agree. They are doing what they want to do and keep up with trend's that they want to do and keep them self happy.

  • persistent_heart | Adamson Middle School G | United States of America 01 Dec 2022

    I fell that the workers should be payed more because the worker's are the people that make the clothes and the work vary hard also they only get payed 50 cents.

  • entertaining_date | Adamson Middle School G | United States of America 01 Dec 2022

    I feel that workers should be paid more because they work hard and the workers make clothes for us to use.

  • unique_reality | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Dec 2022

    Fast fashion has a significant impact on the environment, with the clothing industry being the second most polluting cause after petroleum

    The American citizen gets rid of his clothes annually by 32 kilograms, so the entire population produces about 193 thousand tons annually
    Fast fashion also affects employment,
    The worker's salary would be very meager, but they would have to work 14 to 16 hours a day, which would be dangerous to his life, because they could not pay for his house, food, clothes, and bills.

    Fast fashion also affects the consumer, as clothes may be made of lead, which leads to the death of many people, especially young girls, and affects their bones, especially when the girl is pregnant, which leads to harm to the mother and fetus. we will. , not only lead but also pesticides, formaldehyde and flame retardants. Substances that cause cancer and can enter our bodies through the skin

    I have some advice on what we should do:
    1- Making our own worn-out clothes is another thing we can use
    2- Donating our old clothes to the needy
    3- Gifting our clothes that no longer fit us to a family member or friend
    4- We repair clothes in knitting shops

  • glorious_lake | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Dec 2022

    Fast fashion, its beauty and quality, does not last long. Every day, a fashion appears different from what came before, so it attracts people to it for a while, and then they go to another fashion. Poor quality, too. Sometimes they can tear easily, or it is possible that when washing these clothes their color fades from the first wash, or they can be bought from social networking sites because of their beautiful appearance on the Internet pages, and when they arrive home, the shock is small or not good, and the quality is poor. With all due respect to all opinions, I do not prefer to buy from this fast fashion because I know its results.

  • unique_night | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Dec 2022

    To beginning with l was never interested in fashion and what's trending,or felt ashamed of wearing an outfit twice a week...but l made up my mind,l'm going to learn to sew my own clothes. I'm creating own basic,minimalistic wardrobe that I can use for several years.
    Also I have 4 wrapped skirts that I been wearing since 2012,l get compliments about them every single year. And they are part of my weekly outfits at work. If you wear an outfit once or twice before you throw it away,you'll never be able to get someone to talk about it.
    Fast fashion is forgettable fashion.

  • stellar_eel | Adamson Middle School D | United States of America 02 Dec 2022

    After I read this that fast fashion was not healthy I learn that the fast fashion can cause major problems to the world not only that even some people can get tired of doing this . According to the text it states that"Fast fashion also contributes to pollution due to large amounts of textile waste because cheaply made clothes ".So you see this is a major problem.

  • enterprising_impression | Adamson Middle School K | United States of America 02 Dec 2022

    After I read this text, I can agree with the authors point of view, fast fashion has increased due to these social media apps such as tiktok and instagram causing the fast fashion trend to increase. Fast fashion has improved a lot because people are very interested in such of clothes and fashion.

  • emotional_moon | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    It is important to look at the other end of the spectrum, ethical clothing. As well as buying clothing made from natural fibres cultivated organically, it is important to buy well-made, high quality clothes that will last a long time, to have those clothes repaired (and be repairable in the first place) and to have them made by labour paid a fair wage and under fair working conditions. There are brands out there doing the right thing, let's support them!

  • calm_starfish | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

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    I remember years ago, going to a store selling famous brands. I looked at the label for my size, but my eyes immediately went to "Made in Taiwan or Made in China.. After researching, I found out how expensive they are to make, and only the 'brand name' was posted on it to make the final product out of paying such a high price." Naturally". That's when I stopped wearing clothes with famous logos or brands. I've been wearing some t-shirts and jeans for years. Without a brand name attached today may be stylish and tomorrow may not. I saved a lot and have a more solid wardrobe than one so expensive..

  • blissful_fruit | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    Seeing all the toxic waste going into the rivers is just sad heart breaking . What are we doing to this beautiful world? Why do we have to destroy and exploit everything nature gives us? It's all about greed!

  • calm_starfish | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    I always notice how my colleagues and neighbors wear new clothes all the time while my family gives away my clothes. My aunt once said, "It doesn't matter how many new clothes you have what matters most is that in times of emergency we always have money to lend as opposed to those clothes."

  • successful_horse | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    A major contributor to rapid production pollution is that rapid production of clothing is due to rapid consumption by consumers. The amount of clothing consumed in the world is estimated at 80 billion pieces of clothing annually.
    Fast fashion, as it has benefit and harm, contributes to this
    The transmission of human diseases causes a lot of problems.Fashion may be one of the most vacuous and wasteful sectors within the arts. The product life cycle in fashion has always been relatively short, and the social and environmental costs are high Perhaps if we didn't socialize or encourage sush blatant narcissism in our societies, people would have more resources to share for the basic necessities of life for all.

  • noble_mango | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    l'm always trying to keep myself to the 3R: reduce - reuse- recycle. And the main point is the 'REDUCE!' part.l wear my clothes until they become worn out, then cut the sleeves for hair ties or headbunds, or with a little sewing l can cut the wirn out parts and redesign the clothing.lf it cannot be saved, l use it as a cleaning cloth for my oil paintings, or l let my dog play with it and shread it to small pieces: D let her have some fun. And l buy clothes only when it's necessary! Teach this to the " riches" out there pls.

  • courteous_cymbals | Lyons Hall Primary School A | United Kingdom 02 Dec 2022

    we should donate food drinks and everythink we dont want and use anymore.if you buy clothes and they get too small or you dont like it anymore you could just donate.you make peoples live better and better.people who have left their homes and have no food you could donate everything that you dont want to make the world a better place and save the world

  • joyful_artist | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    Fashion may be one of the most vacuous and wasteful sectors within the arts.
    The product life cycle in Fashion has always been relatively short ,and the social and environment costs are high.
    Perhaps if we didn't socialize or encourage such blatant narcissism in our societies, people who have more resources to share for the basic necessities of life for all.

  • jovial_flower | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    I've stopped buying from these places .not only because the quality has gone downhill ,but i cant fit into their sizes anymore.Too right, too short or too awkwardly cut. I haven't bought new clothes in a long time but i have decided to be more conscious about what I purchase and make sure i will wear it regularly instead of just buying it because it looks cute. I also try to purchase items from places that reuse fabrics or who care about the workers and their conditions . And I always advocate for natural fibers too.
    cotton, linen, wool...etc. They will hold up with a long time with proper care and washing.

  • generous_argument | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    After reading the text, I realized that fashion is a style or practice, especially affecting clothes, shoes, perfumes, accessories, decorations, or furniture. Oftentimes, fashion is a distinct and customary trend in the style of a person's clothing. Because the term is more technical, the term "fashion" is often associated with clothing and its designs.

  • eager_walrus | Adamson Middle School D | United States of America 02 Dec 2022

    After reading this text I can see the Authors point of view when saying fast fashion has increased heavily, in fact, I agree. They are doing what they want to do and keeping up with trends that they want to do and keep themselves happy and good.

  • productive_insect | Adamson Middle School D | United States of America 02 Dec 2022

    After reading this text I can see the writers point of view when saying fast fashion has increased heavily in fact I agree.

  • aware_idea | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    Rather than buy expensive cheap quality clothing I prefer to buy quality second hand clothing. I love going thrifing, recycling and repurposing any or all items. l.e. beutiful warm Quilts from unwanted clothing to cut off shorts from jeans...
    I save money for my family's expenses. I like to know I'm doing my individual best to help the plant. APTTMH 🙌🏾

  • decisive_reality | Bal Bharati Public school B | India 02 Dec 2022

    The Thing is Fast Fashion has evolved due to humans and our continous needs. Technically, who’s responsible for the deteriorating impact on environment and natural resources? It’s us. Despite having this discussion on Fast Fashion we all are emphasising heavily on quantity over quality. The author has crucially pointed out the major impacts fast fashion has. Look at the social impact, people have started *buying unnecessary clothing* because they just want their closet to look trendy and up to the par. What does it serve though? A great squandering of natural resources which takes 100 of years to get back. Ultimately, this Fast Fashion impacts majorly the environment and our mindset to influence people.

  • calm_deer | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    Every year, the rate of wasting money to buy fast fashion increases, although it is harmful to the environment. Among the defects is the obsession with buying that encourages more production to meet the demand and social psychology. The emergence of inappropriate and unhealthy clothes is all because of the influence of social media through celebrities wearing fast fashion, which affects the percentage of Great for the masses, and the most influential are adolescents, especially girls, because they become eager to imitate, and there are also some countries that treat workers harshly and reduce wages for them, such as India and China

  • glad_concept | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    fashion modern put the consumers in front of real difficulty,however many of products in the latest trends in the stores is less expensive ,unlike earlier times ,either this speed of this modern come with bad effects in environment and bad ethics to our society.and this fashion appears as rapid response and become huge market with a little prices ,that may be in the reach of every one . but this fashion produce ahuge mount of waste and damage for environment and in against this huge material gains return to company owner. This company need alot of workers in low salary to produce to produce cloth exploited this poor country haven't any rules of manufacturing and workers. and another disadvantages of this fashion that it produce pollution for the environment and make respiratory diseases for workers ,so we should discuss any brand to be environmentally friendly to explain the manufacturing produce ,and monitoring the fashion production process.

  • cooperative_sea | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 03 Dec 2022

    The rapid production of clothes to keep up with the rapid consumption of customers is one of the most important contributions to the pollution of the environment and resources, as I read about landfills for used clothes. chemicals to the soil and the use of synthetic fibers and dyes that affect the environment. In my opinion, keeping pace with fast fashion is not an important thing. Getting certain multi-use pieces that are environmentally friendly is a good thing, such as being made of organic materials and spun using natural materials. If everyone worked on himself and reached the convictions that his life And his family is at risk. We will save a lot and save a lot of time. Let the motto of the world be the mind first and last, in what is useful

  • phenomenal_lion | Govt. Comprehensive Boys High School | Pakistan 03 Dec 2022

    After reading this text I can see the Authors point of view when saying fast fashion has increased heavily, in fact, I agree. Platforms like Tiktok and Instagram steadily promote new trends that catch the interest of viewers. And online stores like Shein produce and send them off knowingly sending cheap and poor-quality clothing. I feel that workers should be paid more because they work hard and the workers make clothes for us to use.

  • phenomenal_lion | Govt. Comprehensive Boys High School | Pakistan 03 Dec 2022

    I remember years ago, going to a store selling famous brands. I looked at the label for my size, but my eyes immediately went to "Made in Taiwan or Made in China.. After researching, I found out how expensive they are to make, and only the 'brand name' was posted on it to make the final product out of paying such a high price." Naturally". That's when I stopped wearing clothes with famous logos or brands. I've been wearing some t-shirts and jeans for years. Without a brand name attached today may be stylish and tomorrow may not. I saved a lot and have a more solid wardrobe than one so expensive..

  • forgiving_black_bear | Adamson Middle School D | United States of America 07 Dec 2022

    Some people don't really care about fashion because it's just clothes that we wear and take off every day, fast fashion is all about the beauty in fashion most of the celebrities now are models who model for fashion lines and businesses.