There is a lot of talk these days about how fast fashion is having an environmental impact on the world, and rightly so. Fast Fashion has been the driving force behind many of the eco-friendly movements in the world today, from the organic clothing movement to the recycling of clothing after it has been worn. So can you imagine the effect that would be created if every fast fashion garment made and worn in the world were manufactured with no negative impact on the environment?
The problem of course is that the cost of production for most fast fashion clothes is very high. Therefore, there is still an enormous cost involved when it comes down to making these fast garments, and this is what leads to them having a negative environmental impact. However, there are a solution to this and that is for clothing companies to source their products from countries where labor is much cheaper, such as the countries of Mexico and Thailand. By doing this, you will find that you are actually enjoying a saving of a great deal of money as well as having a great saving in your carbon footprint. So although fast fashion may not be the green thing to do, it really is worth looking into.
One of the other major areas of concern regarding fast fashion is water consumption. Most of the clothing that you tend to find in fast fashion stores tend to be made from cotton, which is highly water consumptive. In fact, the cotton that is used is so highly water consumptive that you could literally wear it for years and never use more water than is needed for it to last! Therefore, by choosing to buy clothing made from materials such as hemp or bamboo you can avoid contributing to this issue and actually have clothes that offer you significant benefits regarding water consumption and saving, whilst also being cool, unique and fashionable. The fast fashion environmental impact is only now becoming clear, and it is up to all of us to do our bit to help.