Understanding how fast fashion is damaging the environment takes a lot of confrontation with yourself. For me, I always knew about FF and sweatshops. However, I didn’t know about it in detail. The issue with us contributing to this industry isn’t deliberate. The issue is that we aren’t exposed to information about how fast fashion is impacting the environment.
Obviously, no one’s perfect. We can’t suddenly stop buying everything from fast fashion brands. However, just being exposed to information about fast fashion helps us learn about fashion retailers and ourselves, the consumers.
There have definitely been people and documentaries that have encouraged me to start shopping more ethically. If you are interested in shopping more ethically, I think they’d be able to give you the information you need too.
The True Cost
This Netflix documentary is what initially made me want to turn away from FF. It gives an in-depth insight into how fast fashion retailers treat their workers and how much damage their materials are harming the environment and consequently how it impacts us too.
Eleanor is a lifestyle and ethical fashion blogger. She discusses documentaries about FF, tips on how to shop ethically and the state of fashion right now. Her post about how to shop ethically as a student is great! You can read it here.
Additionally, Kristen is an ethical fashion YouTuber. Her videos consist of thrift hauls, thrifted outfits and lifestyle vlogs. I especially love her video explaining fast fashion in 5 minutes which you can watch here.
Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets
Similarly to The True Cost, this documentary is great if you want to understand the environmental impacts fast fashion is making. It’s heartbreaking to see how much damage has been caused due to FF retailers. You can watch it here.
I found Alexa on my Instagram discover paged and checked out her channel and I absolutely love it. Firstly, her ridiculously amazing and catchy theme song is the cutest thing. Secondly, she posts thift with me videos which really inspired me to go thrifting myself! Definitely go check out her channel here!
Check out the first post of my Fighting Fast Fashion series: “Why I decided to shop ethically”
So, next week will be my last post on the “FIGHTING FAST FASHION” series. I’ll be talking about how we can shop more ethically!
Do you know any other resources that give information about fast fashion and its impact? Mention them below!