I always think that the most amazing thing to do for Earth is to respond to its needs. The environment always reacts to what humans do. Any projects people do have their effects on the environment.
I tried to think of "fast fashion", how the environment reacts to it, and possible solutions to lessen its bad effects of it.
Fast fashion is defined as "cheap, trendy clothing that samples ideas from the catwalk or celebrity culture and turns them into garments in high street stores at breakneck speed to meet consumer demand."
Being cheap and trendy is not the problem. I guess the problem is the "breakneck speed" of producing these clothes and products. Of course, high-speed production means more emission of carbon. Carbon emissions will dry up water sources. Polluting and drying up water sources is the worst that can happen as water is the most important element of nature.
When I heard of "fast fashion" the first thing that comes to my mind is "plastic". I decided to dig deep to make sure what plastic has to do with fast fashion. I found out that the main material used in fast production is "virgin plastic". It was the first time I hear of this kind of plastic. It means that the plastic used is not previously recycled which means more damage to the environment; specifically creatures that live in the oceans.
Also, the word "fast" makes me think of how long we can use the products of "fast fashion", only to discover that those who buy such products throw them away within a year. I can imagine millions of people around the world getting rid of these products only to buy new ones. The damage is even indescribable.
An amazing thing I learned from "Topical talk" is to think creatively about problems to find solutions. Consequently, reading about and thinking of fast fashion and its damage made me think of possible steps we can do to alleviate the damage. Thinking logically, I know that government can't ban producing such products thoroughly, but at least governments need to make sure that the plastic used in production should be recycled. As youngsters are the targeted audience for fast fashion, schools and universities need to launch awareness campaigns about the side effects of "fast fashion". As a student who now knows all about the disadvantages of fast fashion, I always try to talk to my friends about the damage that such products do. I lead broadcast programs at school to make sure all students in the school know about fast fashion's side effects. By dedicating my standpoint to be about "fast fashion", I invite all students to be aware of such fashions and to use and buy them wisely.