6 Ways to Quit Fast Fashion [via Experience Life]
“The ‘‘slow fashion’’ movement teaches consumers how to build a healthy wardrobe, while also protecting the planet,” writes Jessie Sholl in the October issue of Experience L!fe magazine. “Expectations created on social media and the ease of online buying have helped normalize near-continuous shopping.” For many consumers, the cycle doesn’t feel good. What’s the alternative? There are plenty, as it turns out. Sholl interviews Elizabeth Cline, author of The Conscious Closet, in her article about slow fashion and healthier, more fulfilling approaches to building a wardrobe.
Cline tells Sholl that she sees fast fashion as the textile equivalent of fast food, which “made unhealthy food cheap and ubiquitous.” Fast-fashion garments that are produced in the most toxic conditions are now the most widely available. Sholl covers six compelling reasons to give up fast fashion. Cline’s favorite is the simple directive to love and wear what you’ve already got in your closet. And maybe even pick up a mending skill or two. You can read the rest of the article here.