Why Is It So Hard To Give Up Fast Fashion?

The Quicky

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Why Is It So Hard To Give Up Fast Fashion?

Fast fashion brands have never been more popular, pumping out tens of thousands of new designs every week at rock-bottom prices, with countless social media influencers showing off their 'hauls' on Instagram and TikTok.

But how are these clothes made so quickly, and at such a low cost to us as consumers? Is it all a result of slave labour and terrible environmental practices, or are they some benefits of fast fashion?

The Quicky speaks to two fashion experts to find out exactly what counts as 'fast fashion', why it's so hard for us to give up, whether it is the only option for diverse body types, and if there is a reasonably priced alternative.

If you want to know more about sustainable and humane textile manufacturing overseas, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh works towards a safe and healthy garment and textile industry in Bangladesh.

For more information about purchasing sustainable and fair-trade clothing in Australia, check out Ethical Clothing Australia.

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Host: Gemma Bath

With thanks to:

Tamara Davis - Mamamia's Head of Lifestyle, and the host of our weekly fashion podcast, What Are You Wearing?

Katie Parrott - Fashion Influencer dedicated to the normalisation of diverse bodies

Producer: Claire Murphy / Gemma Bath

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Jacob Round

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