WHAT IS FAST FASHION?
And why it is so harmful.
Fashion has a huge impact on people and the planet. Contributing to our polar caps melting and global warming, Fast fashion comes in at 3rd for pollution causes on the Planet.
Fast Fashion is growing... FAST. The most successful fast fashion brands use influencers and other ploys to push trend driven items at ridiculously low prices, all while producing new clothing collections as often as every two weeks. Yikes. That all comes at a huge cost to the lives of the workers who make the clothes, as well as the environment.
“93% of brands surveyed by the Fashion Checker aren’t paying garment workers a living wage”
This is atrocious and can only be helped by lessoning the demand!
Here at Jax we pay by article finished and it amounts to $15-30/hr
“Clothing production is the third biggest manufacturing industry after the automotive and technology industries. Textile production contributes more to climate change than international aviation and shipping combined”
We as consumers have the control. Shop less. Shop small. Shop recycled. Shop slow.
“More than $500 billion of value is lost every year due to clothing underutilization and the lack of recycling”
What is the point? Older styles from decades before come into fashion on a cycle... why not buy the older clothes rather than the cheap knock off that falls apart and rips when you just look at it wrong? Shop Thrited
“One in three young women, the biggest segment of consumers, consider garments worn once or twice to be old”
This is ridiculous. We need to change that perspective.
Slow Fashion: the movement of slower production, sustainability with ethics, well-made and lasting clothing. Upcycled and Recycled emphasis.
You know where to find us... but do you know there are other ways to shop slow?
-Hand me down'n
-Other slow brands with high quality wears
-Wait. Think. Then Shop