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Fast Fashion

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The fashion Industry impacts workers...

  • "Fast Fashion" is clothing made quickly at very low-cost to meet the growing demand of constantly changing fashion trends.

  • 97% of items are now made overseas.

  • Worldwide there are roughly 40 million garment workers. Many of whom do not share the same rights or protections that many people in the West do.

  • They are some of the lowest paid workers in the world.

  • Roughly 85% of all garment workers are women.

  • There are consistent exploitation of cheap labor and the violation of workers’, women’s, and human rights in many developing countries.

- The True Cost Documentary

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The fashion industry impacts the environment...

  • The clothing industry is the 2nd most polluting industry in the world (second after oil industry).

  • The world now consumes about 80 billion new pieces of clothing every year.

  • This is 400% more than the amount we consumed just two decades ago. As new clothing comes into our lives, we also discard it at a shocking pace. 

  • The average American now generates 82 pounds of textile waste each year. That adds up to more than 11 million tons of textile waste from the U.S. alone.

- The True Cost Documentary

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Using the flashlight on your phone go over to the vanity and look at the labels of the items laid out and see if you can find any of the names on the chart.

Interactive Exhibit

BONUS: See if you can find "palmitate" on the labels.

Palmitate is another word for palm oil. Watch this video.

When you buy cosmetics that are not vegan or cruelty-free there will always be a hurting or dying animal behind your mirror.

When you go to the store check labels! Also see if your cosmetics are vegan and cruelty-free by downloading this app!

Watch these documentaries to learn more!

  • Donate your clothes

  • Buy second-hand and go thrift shopping

  • Avoid fast fashion brands (see this list)

  • Buy less/become a minimalist

  • Buy Fair trade

  • Buy Organic Cotton clothing

  • Spread the word about this issue

What can you do?

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