Think of the Future
Buying fast fashion goodies offers instant gratification. But what about long-term? Cline says one of the most shocking things she saw was when she visited a factory in China and noticed that the factory workers were themselves wearing cheaply-made fast fashion finds. “H&M and Zara are expanding to more and more countries, and what we’re doing is spreading this rabid consumerism world-wide,” Cline said. “When you think of the world shopping the way America shops… I mean we’ve got a serious problem on our hands.” If things continue the way they’re going, we’re going to wind up with a planet full of waste–and few natural resources to create our clothes (meaning we’ll all be wearing polyester.)
That $20 steal isn’t looking too hot now, is it?