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Fast fashion.pptx

  1. Cheap? Trendy? A lot of choices?
  3. FAST FASHION an d Its impacts
  4. WHAT IS FAST FASHION? …cheap, trendy clothing that samples ideas from the catwalk or celebrity culture and turns them into garments in high street stores at breakneck speed to meet consumer demand.
  5. HISTORY - Before the 1800s: fashion was a laborious with time- consuming process. - Then, the Industrial Revolution forever changed the world of fashion: sewing machine and textile machines - In the late 1990s and 2000s: low-cost fashion reached a peak - Took the looks and design elements from the top fashion houses and reproduced them quickly and cheaply
  6. Why is fast fashion bad? Polluting our planet • Its Use of cheap, toxic textile dyes • Its uses of inexpensive materials: Polyester - a emit 706 million tons of CO2 per year and take thousands of years to decompose. • The processing of leather: 300kg of chemicals added to every 900kg of animal hides tanned.
  7. Why is fast fashion bad? Harming animals • Toxic dyes and microfibres released in waterways are ingested by land and marine life through the food chain. • animal products: leather, fur, => animal welfare is put at risk.
  8. Why is fast fashion bad? Exploiting workers • Dangerous environments, low wages, no fundamental human rights. toxic chemicals and brutal practices: effect on workers’ physical and mental health. • For example, the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh claimed 1,127 lives and injured 2,500.
  9. Why is fast fashion bad? Encourages a “throw-away” consumer mentality • Many young people admit they only wear their purchases once or twice • At least 39,000 tons of clothes will be left lying in desert landfills. Chile landfills