Who is responsible?


If you did this lesson in class, you would have discussed the BIG QUESTION for: ‘Fast fashion.’

This topic’s BIG QUESTION is:

What are the problems caused by fast fashion? And who is responsible?

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  • Fast fashion describes cheap, stylish, mass-produced clothes that have a huge impact on the environment. Coming from the perspective of its problems, people are more likely to throw away cheap, trendy clothes than more expensive,timeless pieces. I once heard from that the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) reported 17 million tons of textile waste were generated in 2018, of which only 2.5miliion tons were recycled this shows that clothing has lower recycling rates than other materials like paper, glass, or even plastic. From all indications the government are meant to be the ones responsible for the fast fashion and it's obvious that they cause for the problem of fast fashion most especially in undeveloped countries in Africa.

    1. That's a very interesting comment regarding the role government's need to play in reducing the environmental impact of fast fashion. What should governments do to help reduce fast fashion?

      1. As for me the only way the government could do to reduce fast fashion is simply by making laws concerning fast fashion and implementing those laws.

        1. OK blessed_reflection: what laws should governments make and implement to address the concerns around fast fashion?

    2. Great comment @blessed_reflection, really well informed. What do you think governments can do to reduce this problem of fast fashion?

    3. Hi @blessed_reflection

      Really good points! There is so much waste!

      Do you think anyone else other than the government is responsible?

      1. me as authentic history i think yes ,there are others responsible for fast fashion other than the government because clothing companies are also to blame cause they keep on letting trends caught up with their work

    4. Really enjoyed the point of linking this to the climate change ! Government definitely plays a vital role, do we have any suggestions on what they can do to make an impact?

    5. Do you think consumers can be held accountable?

    6. Do you not believe that the companies developing their products are responsible for the negative effects of fast fashion? The companies condoning fast fashion and using it to their advantage through selling mass numbers of products to customers contribute to 10 percent of global carbon emissions and 20 percent of global wastewater. The government are not the ones controlling the distribution of products, it is the companies, also from these figures it demonstrates that it is the companies responsible for the effects on climate, as it is the sheer amount of products being sold and thrown away that negatively contributes to wastewater and to global carbon emissions- this is currently out of the governments control. Although, the government could make laws, in which they state that a certain number of products can be distributed at one time. Despite this, I do feel that the large majority of responsibility falls for the companies. Furthermore, it could also be the consumer's fault. Every time a customer purchases a clothing product that is part of the fast fashion industry, they can make a decision on whether or not they need to buy it or if they will even wear it; every item bought contributes to the negatives effects of fast fashion, this is the customer's actions creating a negative impact.
      What do you think?

  • I think the manager of the work place are responsible because they are the people who are paying there designers only 2 to 4 cent each pair of clothing

    1. To be honest these clothing designs don't directly go to the manager but go through different sponsors that actually give the fashion designer the money and the confidence to continue designing these clothes... then finally reaching the store manager.

      1. I agree with champion camel because most times managers don't even have an idea of what is being designed next, and also cause of the huge amount of sponsors trends has to be made in other to keep the fashion lifestyle moving.

    2. I don't think so, because the manager is like everyone else. He works to earn money, develop and upgrade his workplace, and meet his and his family's needs. Instead, people buy clothes unwisely

      1. This is a great point thinking from the side of consumer of the fashion products. Growth in consumerism is driving a demand and production. Customers want it at a price not hurts them, but it will hurt somewhere else, i.e unfair wages for workers and work conditions with concerns.

    3. Interesting point. However, what would you say about the clothing companies who contract workplaces like that known to have such cheap labour and immoral workplace conditions? Certainly if clothing companies are the ones to profit from such cheap rates, they should be held accountable for fueling the demand?

    4. Hi @enthusiastic_wasp

      You are right, managers of production should pay staff fairly and provide safe working environments.

      Do you think that the law is protecting people from unfair pay?

    5. I feel the manager should not be held responsible. What about the brains behind the job? The manager is paid to organise the production process.

    6. I disagree because... not everybody who pays their workers are responsible the mangers are responsible because they think and bring ideas and not only that they help organize the business and make everything to be in order not because they pay their designers.

    7. I disagree because... managers are not completely responsible for the choice of clothes people want to wear, and someone can be self employed and design dresses in the comfort of their home, would you know say that managers are still responsible?

    8. I agree but its the designers that are paying the under payed workers the money not the manager. The manager is telling shops to tell the designers to pay the under payed workers 2 to 4 cents each pair of clothing. I think it is the shops fault because they could say No i'm not telling them that.

  • This topic makes me angry because fast fashion brands take ideas from international brands and then make clothes and sell them at a lower price, which means lower quality, fast tailoring and lower wages for workers. One of the problems caused by fast fashion is that fashion uses 25 percent of carbon globally by 2050, and this makes it one of the largest polluting industries in the second degree after oil, and this is just an example of its impact on the environment.

    1. Why is it bad to take ideas from other brands do you think?

      1. Yes and certainly, because some stores take the form of branded clothes and design themselves, but with poor quality and sell them at a price as if they were branded clothes.

    2. Really well said @sceptcal_journalist. What action do you think us as consumers can take to minimise the power of fast fashion brands?

      1. A really great question. I have a solution. I will do awareness seminars on the seriousness of this matter, and I will make posts on social media.

    3. I personally think that celebrities are also a contributing factor to fast fashion because most celebrities buy their clothes and accesories from international clothing lines for example louis vuiton ,channel and gucci.Because celebrities influence the society this causes most individuals to take ideas from their clothing and make low quality clothes and accesories that look like that of the celebrities and due to the low quality the clothes are not going to be durable enough and clothes cannot be reused or recycled. How this can be solved is if most celebrities start influencing the use of ecofriendly produced clothes than using that of international brand.

      1. I'm interested that you see celebrities and designers as a contributing factor. What role would you say is played by peer pressure in fast fashion, for example the brands that your school friends are wearing, or the trends promoted by influencers that you follow?

        1. They also play a very big role in influencing other people cause i know most of us don't want to be left out
          on the trending fashion so once we see our friend using trending clothes we to get that feeling of not wanting to miss out thereby influencing us .Well influencers also play a large role in fast fashhion cause as we may all know most people follow what influencers do so if they see an influencer with the latest fashion they too want to follow.

    4. They also play a very big role in influencing other people cause i know most of us don't want to be left out
      on the trending fashion so once we see our friend using trending clothes we to get that feeling of not wanting to miss out thereby influencing us .Well influencers also play a large role in fast fashhion cause as we may all know most people follow what influencers do so if they see an influencer with the latest fashion they too want to follow.

  • Fast fashion is a term used to describe the clothing industry's business model of replicating recent catwalk trends and high-fashion designs, mass-producing them at a low cost, and bringing them to retail stores quickly, while demand is at its highest. I think, in addition to environmental issues, fast fashion garments spark a lot of ethical concerns. They are often made in sweatshops where underpaid workers are employed for long hours in unsafe conditions and are exposed to harmful chemicals used in textile production .Fast fashion is severely criticized for its negative social impacts. It doesn't promote decent work conditions, gender equality, diversity, or inclusivity. Instead, retailers foster a culture of discrimination, harassment, and violence. Talking about fast fashion, corporations and companies are responsible for fast fashion

    1. Thank you, a great thinking on the social concerns! Force labour, working condition, equity, living wages, health and safety, privacy, freedom of association etc., were often regarded as salient human rights issues. Companies who produce the products certainly have the responsibility to respect human rights. On this basis, can we think of any other subjects? For example, can government or financial sectors help to tackle this?

      1. Thank you so much for appreciating those words. Creating a sustainable and ethical future for the fashion industry is an important but complex challenge for government, industry, and the public. We must seize this moment by pushing the government to be a global leader, helping to build a more sustainable and ethical fashion industry. Obviously, government also can also do something to eradicate the fast fashion. Instead of buying fast fashion you can
        1)Buy second-hand.
        2)Organize a clothing swap.
        3)Rent clothes ,Go shopping in your own closet.
        4)Shop local.
        5)Invest in timeless pieces.
        6)Look for sustainable materials.

    2. I agree because fast fashion seems good, but it is just cheap, wasteful clothes that damage the environment and the workers that make them. Everyone should know what fast fashion actually is, and what bad conditions the clothes are made in. Also, people should think that even if the clothes don't cost a lot, the real cost is our planet's health. What do you think about this?

  • In my opinion, it is we, who are responsible for creating this problem. Everyone uses social media these days, a new fashion trend spreads like the latest news and we all feel like keeping up with the influencer's clothing styles. The companies produce according to the trends to increase their sale as we all want to buy it. But does a new trend lasts for long? No. A fresh one comes up so frequently like that in a week. This leads to increase in the dump and competition in the fashion industry.

    1. Great point eloquent_nature, I really like how you viewed this problem.

    2. This is a great example!

      What do you think we as individuals could do more to take responsibility?

      1. We as individuals should be more aware of what we are buying rather being simply attracted by all the glitters. We can invest more in clothing brands that promote sustainiblity. For instance, H&M shows how sustainable their clothing is and their roadmap to become more sustainable. Many brands put specials tags on the clothes that are sustainable, we should try buying more of those.
        Apart from that, let's try buying the clothes that we know we are going to wear more or invest more in basics like jeans, tshirts, etc.
        I have noticed this problem in the area I live in that people simply throw the clothes they do not want on the road. What we can try doing instead is that let's donate the clothes we do not want. Recently, Zara India took up the initiative to take the clothes that people do not want to wear and give them vouchers of the brand in return. The youth posted several reels on Instagram to promote this initiative and actively participated as well.

    3. I agree with you eloquent_nature. Due to how we always want to take part in the latest trends and to wear what we see our favorite influencers wear on different social media platforms, we tend to create piles of clothes that we forget about and do not actually need. This causes rivalry between fashion industries, thereby making workers or designers of such companies, work under intense pressure just to outdistance their competition.

    4. Totally agree eloquent_nature, people all over the world are always looking for trending styles and a new style comes like that in a week! You have made a really good point!

    5. I agree because... trends seem to be so much faster these days because of the way things move so quick on social media and we never get a chance to slow down this is a big reason for the 'throwaway culture' that the economist talks about in their fast fashion video on youtube. Some stores even change there clothes every week which is crazy for me!

    6. Actually I agree with you, because there are some teenagers when they see any kind of clothes that are spread on the Internet, they buy it, even if it is not interesting, I hope they will be made aware of this, and put an end to this.

    7. Good point about social media playing a part. How do you think we can use social media to make a positive change?

      1. Farnoosh @ Clifford Chance, Social media is both a big cause and big cure of fast fashion. Thousands of people scroll through social media every minute and this is a major reason why it can be used to make a positive change. Social media influencers should be encouraged to promote slow and sustainable fashion more. Big brands can also partner up with these influencers. Through social media marketing, brands like H&M which have a sustainable clothing line, can promote their sustainable clothing. Social media can also be used to create awareness about the harmful effects of fast fashion on the environment. Social media campaigns can make a great platform for the youth to evaluate the negative aspects of fast fashion. And well, the current fashion is all about what is 'trendy' on social media. So if slow and sustainable fashion become the new trend on social media, we can make a positive change.

      2. How do you think we can use social media to make a positive change?
        Social media fuels fast fashion in cases where we see influencers promoting new styles in adverts hence fueling the growth of fast fashion.In my opinion,we can still in the same use social media to make a postive change in society in reducing fast fashion because it's a silent virus that we don't notice eating us up.We can use social media to make adverts with help of celebrities and politicians showing the projected harm of fast fashion on our environment such as too much dump that causes soil pollution, burning of old clothes the leads to air pollution and all these pointing in the direction of climate change. We can use social media to make websites to offer mobile access for buying second hand clothes so that they can be reused to help reduce the dump rate. We could have celebrities make videos of themselves donating their old clothes to others in need to raise awareness that instead of dumping them,you can give them out. Celebrities could make videos as they are repeating to were the same clothes that they have won before to encourage others to reuse. Adverts could be made showing the benefits of recycling and the dangers of dumping forexample when you recycle you get a new item but dumping only does harm to the environment. Make adverts encouraging people to repair their clothes rather than buy new ones forexample sewing a shirt than buying a new one.We could also use social media to visit fashion companies' websites and encourage them to design new ranges less frequently to reduce dump because its estimated that 92 million tonnes of textile waste is created annually by fast fashion industry and according to herbones.com,fast fashion contributes 8% to 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions and is responsible for 1/3 of industrial water pollution due to manufacturing practices and is accountable for 20% to 35% of microplastic found in the ocean.So with such statistics I think that social media can really play a huge role in reducing fast fashion since it's given alot of attention in that over 4.74 billion people are social media users and they spend alot of time online.Besides that,people prefer acting after influencer recommendations so social media through influencers can impact a positive change on us depending on how we use it.

    8. Most clothing brands are now in a competition. Every one wants their brand to be the trend and social media is not helping in bring a solution instead it is promoting the competition by announcing new collections of cloths. Clothing brands are also not paying attention to the damage they are bringing to the world they are more concerned about being the top brand and making money.

    9. Thank you for your comment because you are right in saying this. Indeed, we are responsible for this problem, as the world is rapidly affected by fashion and follows it as well, so people are competing to keep up with fashion, so companies are taking advantage of this opportunity to increase their production and increase their advertising for their productions so that the world is affected And so we become responsible through our great immersion in fashion and advertising.

  • To me rich people are making the fast fashion to go viral by buying more and more clothes which they don't even need just on the name of fashion to highlight their status

    1. Interesting point - why do you think it is rich people responsible for this?

      1. I would like to politely disagree here.
        I feel my friend is trying to convey that the rich people have the money and the resources to keep up with the latest trends and they buy clothes mindlessly for the same. 'Rich people' do this only for the sake of flaunting their new outfits on social media platforms, and to show how rich they are.
        However, I feel this is not really a 'rich people' problem. This is rather the pressure our entire youth is under. Many of us get influenced looking at the beautiful stylish clothes a social media influencer or a friend is wearing and feel the urge to buy them too. Who would feel like posting a pic where they are wearing extremely casual clothes? We are all stuck in this vicious cycle where we show each other how 'trendy' we are when it is not the reality.

    2. I agree because... most social media influencers are into fast fashion and the have influence on the public.

    3. I agree that the promotion from those with money endorse and expand these fast fashion industries. However, is it not also down to the consumer (often those who do not have that much disposable income) that are slightly to blame for the continuous impact these labels are having on our environment and population. Fast fashion is aimed at the poorer sector of society, it is just another way of exploitation from the rich. They are forced into buying these clothes and products as they are left with no other options. These fast fashion brands do not offer status but instead they introduce modern day slavery that is accepted into society.

  • In my opinion, the endless fashion trends causes a heavy environmental price, it is responsible for around 20% of industrial water pollution and it is also responsible for enormous amounts of textile waste that estimated 92 million tonnes of textiles waste annually.
    Every person who is connected to this industry is responsible designers, sellers, customers and businessowners
    I believe that we human beings are responsible for preserving our planet and should pay attention to the decisions we make because they affect our lives and our environment.

    1. That is a very interesting point: We all have a role to play in reducing the environmental impact of fast fashion. How do you think designers, sellers, customers and business owners could be encouraged to make more conscious choices?

    2. Enjoyed the idea of linking this to environmental impacts! Do you think there are also social impacts? Thank you

  • I think that the managers of the place are more responsible cause there are some people who are right now paying designers to make them a clothing like 2 centimeters for each cloth

    1. How can you blame the managers when they're only meeting the demand of the consumers?

      1. Meeting the demand of the consumer is important for managers and businesses. However, do you think that managers should balance demand, and ethical responsibility?

        1. Managers do not really have any more opportunity to change the products than the workers themselves, in my opinion it is almost fully down to the consumers wants and the business fullfilling these in order to make a profit

    2. In my opinion, those who are responsible for fast fashion are the companies in order to sweep the world and gain a wide international name that enables them to introduce money and high-quality goods ,and thus they attract people and brainwash them about the importance of fast fashion ,so the result is the profit of the company and making a part of these people on the side of this fashion ,that is , its supporters.

  • The fast fashion industry being the the major polluter in the world right now causes a number of problems like using cheap and toxic dyes which pollute both the air and water and another problem would be negative environmental impact like some companies cut down rainforests or make use of child labor in countries where workers are not adequately protected by laws.

    I'd say that the customers of the fast fashion industry are the cause of all this because the customers want cheap but available goods and they make high demand for more clothes to be produced.

  • Society is the responsibile for fast fashion.
    Fast fashion is like making a copy of a famous brand the copies are made up from cheap and low quality products and then they sell there products in low prices.

    The people between age of 24 to 30 use fast fashion most .

    China , Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia are the some of that countries which are affected by fast fashion.

    Like people of society around us think it would be proud for them to wear brand then that other people will get attracted from them but in reality people around us are busy in their own work like on one care what you wearing.

    In my opinion:
    We can reduce fast fashion by buying 1: second hand clothes because you can afford it and the quality of product will be also good .

    2: People should have to be proud for what they wear ,you should wear the clothes confidently even through its simple or casual and if people do that they can surely reduce fast fashion.

    1. This is a great contribution with lots of interesting points. Why do you think people between age of 24 to 30 use fast fashion the most when this age group is often considered the most "environmentally conscious"?

      1. I think that , people between age 24 to 30 are conscious about environment but at the same time social media have capture young people mind by trendy fashion people want to look stylish by following there ideals,
        So that's why people do fast fashion instead of maintainess of environment,
        It's also possible that the people between that age are not aware from the bad effect of fast fashion.

      2. And i didn't mention that the people between age 24 to 30 do shopping the most and are newly independent and like the people before age 24 are depends on there parents and when they get newly independent they want to follow trend and do what they want, this is why I think people between 24 to 30 are most into fast fashion .

    2. Your suggestion of buying second hand clothes is an interesting solution. How do you think we can influence the consumer market to consider second hand clothes when shopping?

      1. I think we can influence the consumer market to consider second hand clothes when shopping through social media influencers that can make videos supporting the concept and encouraging people to buy second hand rather than new ones in a perspective of reducing waste and making our commuties more sustainable because actually 49% of comsumers depend on influencer recommendations to also trust in doing or buying something.We could organise events where we sensitive people about fast fashion and it's danger such as and suggesting buying of second hand clothes as one way the reduce such dangers forexample it will reduce the number of natural resources being used, it reduces the amount of energy used and pollution that’s being emitted such as toxic chemicals and carbon emissions. People will surely be influenced and try to reach a hand in stopping the dangers of fast fashion once they are sensitized and aware so they would consider buying second hand clothes during shopping.We could also do this through campaigns encouraging people to reuse clothes so such messages can influence people to buy second hand clothes upon shopping.
        Telling people that "Why be like everyone else?" New clothing might is got from mass productions that you may find that you and your neighbor are having the same dress,but if you second hand you will own clothes that you won’t find just anywhere.
        I all those ways I bet people shall be influenced to buy second hand clothing when shopping.

  • I'm a person who is big fan to fashion . Later I discovered that fast fashion has negative social impact . It doesnt encouraged work conditions , diversity , gender quality . In addition fast fashion industry is responsible for gas immitions and waste. So everyone should be aware of what is called Trend .

    1. That's very interesting, shy_lake. How did it change your attitude when you discovered this? What do you do differently now?

  • "Fashion is a book made by smart people to steal the rich, the poor people believe it." I don't follow the fashion and I don't buy brands, but I thought I was doing a good deal, but one piece was years away from four pieces gone bad after the second wash.

    1. Can you give a source for your quote, involved_mood?

  • Me , you and most of people play key role ( as consumers) in sustainability of fast fashion without being aware of this . We should try to stop fast fashion. Do you know why ? Let me tell you that fast fashion kill our planet slowly because of emissions ,waste, toxic chemicals and the most important thing that can kill poor workers.

    1. This is a good starting point, how should we try to stop fast fashion?

  • Fast fashion is trendy clothes, but cheap, in other words, clothes that are not branded, for example, the markets that are found in the Gaza Strip, such as the blouses in the markets, the lowest price than the shops because of the fabric that was used, it is of lower quality than the original, and therefore it is cheaper than the original blouses. Fast fashion makes clothes less expensive, but factory workers are negatively affected Such as The increase in transport emissions due to the shipment of many new groups and this increases the pollution rate and also the biggest impact on the environment is the amount of clothes that are produced in a huge proportion and are thrown in the garbage and contribute to the resource and waste pollution Pollution of water, air and soil and most of these pieces will be disposed someday.

    1. Interesting point. I think people often forget the environmental impact. Do you think it's possible for nations to keep production and sales local. What other positive impacts could that have on local communities?

  • I think the manager is as well responsible because like he doesn’t pay them enough and they work really hard

    1. Interesting point, but sometimes we need to consider that manager may not have the fundamental rights to decide the wages, any other subjects we can thinking of? For example, can government work on setting the min wage level?

    2. I concur with them because the manager underpays them for the amount of time, they spend producing garments nonstop with no breaks. Instead, they only receive less than 10 pounds.

  • Fast fashion affects people and pushes them to consume and waste, which leads to poor economic conditions among people and sometimes poverty, and the reason is the low prices that encourage people to buy a lot. Mostly responsible for this problem are fast fashion companies that rely on factories to speed up production, and so we learned about the negativesFast fashion and who is responsible for it

    1. Honestly I would hold the government of countries responsible. The government should not allow fast fashion companies to market their products.

  • If Iam not mistaken, capital companies and their great advertising campaigns are vary much responsible for the fast fashion..the expensive price of the brand names clothes plus the pressure from the social media have contributed alot in spreading of these fast fashion trends. People want to feel fashionable and trendy but still can not afford the expensive price.. so the need of cheap copies of the original brand has grown world wide

    1. Interesting point. How do you think social media can be used to make a positive impact?

      1. I think social media can promote less expensive clothes, second hand items or can promote ideas to restyle your old pieces inorder to not be in urgent need to buy new stylish items and be less stressed with the frequently changing fashion trends.
        Like this will help reduce the urge of buying these fast fashion items and will help reduce the clothes waste which will lead to help

      2. I think social media can promote less expensive clothes, second hand items or can promote ideas to restyle your old pieces inorder to not be in urgent need to buy new stylish items and be less stressed with the frequently changing fashion trends.
        Like this will help reduce the urge of buying these fast fashion items and will help reduce the clothes waste which will lead to help the environment and keep our financial situation more stable.

  • I think that fast fashion runs after the latest trends for money.
    Not all people can afford actual quality clothes so they buy from the fast fashioned clothes .
    Fast fashion clothes are cheap for a reason , because they are made out of cheap kind of fabrics , so people would find them looking okay with a cheap price.
    Companies who sell them do not always succeed, for them being raggedy and not very neat.
    Alot of fast fashion companies would make fake brands or sell something very similar with a different letter in the name .
    The only people who are responsible for this are 1- the people who make them 2- the people who buy them.
    Because when you buy them it makes the company produce more since they are getting money out of it .

    1. I agree because not everyone is rich or able afford nice things. Like people in africa, they go through alot and they don't get to wear nice things.

  • Fast fashion has two sides: nice becuse fashionable
    dangerous because it removes our traditional clothes.
    The only one who responsible for fast fashion is the customer by his hand he encourages factories to increase pollution and harms himself.

    1. In my opinion the only advantage of fast fashion is it makes fashionable cloths cheaper and the middle and working class people can look presentable and fashionable, it enables them get a taste of fashion but at a cheaper price but on the other side the disadvantages are more and the working conditions for workers is also poor.

      1. emotional_meaning can you think of a solution to the fast fashion problem?

        1. Yes
          International brands should have a collection for cheaper and fashionable cloths. Government should prohibit the establishment of fast fashion companies, there should be fashion inspectors that will check how cloths are produced, sold and the work conditions for the workers, they should also inspect the waste that is being released to the environment.

  • 1. What are the problems caused by fast fashion? And who is responsible?
    The main problem caused by fast fashion is pollution, most clothes are made up of synthetic materials which include the use of factory production which leads to air, water and land pollution. The worst part about fast fashion is not only the production part but the after use part. Another major problem is recycling. When we humans find something of no use to us either because it is faded, not our sizes or out of style we don’t consider what it can do for another- another man’s trash is another mans treasure. This compels us to just throw away this items without thinking of the consequences- pollution. The person majorly responsible is not just the producers but we the consumers!

    1. That's a very good point, spectacular_theory. What do you think consumers should do to reduce pollution?

  • We live in the era of speed and fast fashion. Clothes have become an investment method for owners of manufacturers and owners of investments in these companies, and the spread of social networking sites has promoted these companies, which has become an obsession for some to keep pace with modern fashion and fashion. I see that it has become a gap between the person who is able and unable to own these brands.

    1. I agree with this. I think people are way too intrested in how they look like. I understand the feeling of wanting to look good, but then it always hapens to start wishing to have a clean planet. We like posting photos of us on social media, but we also like breathing some clean air. We like buying clothes, but we also like the feeling that we get after we helped clean a forest. How can we be so intrested in geting rid of pollution, in planting more trees for oxygen, but still keep wearing the fast fashions clothes? It is more than just hard to give up some habits, but we have to. We have to do it for ourselves and for others. Our helth is worth more than the fast fashions trends from social media.

    2. Hi, I am Nel from Nigeria. My mother is a single mother, she supports the idea of fast fashion because she cannot afford original and expensive cloths. Ever since I started wearing fast fashion cloths I was accepted where the rich could go to in school because I looked fashionable and presentable.
      Hey, I am Maya from Nigeria. I have heard so much about fast fashion and I think it should be stopped because it causes pollution and unfavourable work conditions for their workers. In my opinion it devalues cloths and even cause clothing inflation.
      Nel and Maya have different point of views, Nel sees fast fashion as an advantage but Maya sees it as a disadvantage. Fast fashion is of relevance to some people while to some it is irrelevant. In everything we should look at the bright side, if fast fashion had better working conditions, produced good cloths at cheap price and has less negative impact on the environment then the world would not have a problem with it.

  • Fast fashion is providing a large number of clothes to people (which is good ) but they are wearing them for shorter time periods due to their bad quality these clothes are disposed off but getting rid of waste isn't the an easy task these cheap clothes contain many more harmful chemicals well we don't know who to blame i think it's our responsibility as society.

    I love biochemistry i hope that i can create transgenic bacteria to decompose these clothes .


    From a distance, fast fashion with all its trends at cheap prices may look cool and amazing. Buying clothes that are "in style" several times a year looks dreamy and almost unreal. But everything has a price! Here the price is paid by the garment factory workers who are heavily exploited, by the big brands and labels for their own gain.

  • Hello, I am the honest cat, so I will be honest in saying that I do not like this fast fashion even though it is cheap, but in society, people are layers and we always see the high-end and rich classes wearing original clothes that sometimes cost $1,000 or more. When we come to the popular markets, we see that the fabric used is not original, so its price is low, and it can be sold for 10 dollars or less. In my opinion, the person responsible for this matter is not a human being, but an inanimate object. Yes, it is modern technology. Technology invented many machines and sewing machines that facilitated the creation of clothes.

    1. I agree because... the industrial revolution made a big change in the way that fashion is produced and this meant that fashion was no longer made in a slow and organic way. In a way this is good because it means that we do not have to worry about people not having clothes but in another way it's not so good because it means that we produce a lot more clothes in mass consumption and this is how we end up with so much waste. Just because machines can doesn't mean they should at the end of the day it is the person operating the machine who is responsible not the machine itself. I think there are pros and cons to technology when it comes to fashion.

    2. Hi I'm brilliant_ferret and I have a brilliant reply for you . In my perspective we need to change the minds of people who buy fashion for the style and not for the reason of why they are wearing it.

  • The issue of fast fashion can be tracked back to the unethical business practices of corporations and companies. The preceding reason as to why companies are primarily responsible for fast fashion is because not every consumer can avoid it. Many consumers cannot afford to buy ethically produced fashion.