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ENG4U16 November 2020The Dangers of Fast FashionWhen thinking about global warming, we often go towards deforestation, fossil fuels, andour farming and food practices. However, many of us do not realize that we often partake in one of the worst destructive practices of fast fashion. Fast fashion has become increasingly popular throughout the years, with the rise of the internet and social media. Nowadays, what you wear is used as an expression of yourself, and can say a lot about you. When you see what everyone else is wearing and having the power at your fingertips to buy the same thing at such ease, many of usjump at that opportunity right away. A cycle of consumerism is then created, and buying stuff we do not need. Fast fashion has put consumerism at a much more rampant level. Not only this, but the downfalls of fast fashion are harmful. It contributes to environmental harm, worker exploitation, and other detrimental properties. Fast fashion is a term used to depict low priced designs initially from high fashion catwalks. It is then remade with cheap materials to sell to consumers at a significantly lower price. Due to the low cost of the garments, more consumers buy them, as they are then able to keep up with the ongoing trends that this cycle produces. Due to this, fashion sellers are continually pumping out a new product to create a hot new time and stay relevant and ahead of trends. The aim here is to quickly produce items that make money at the expense of workers, material, and environmental issues. Fast fashion is profitable because of the constant introductionof new things then compels clients up to visits to their store. This method, despite all its 1
downfalls, works for them because it makes them money. However, the expenses they are willing