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The Environmental Impact of Fast Fashion


Sustainability in clothing is one of the most important considerations in the modern world given that everyone has a responsibility to ensure that the clothes they wear do not pollute the environment. Whether one is enthusiastic about fashion or not, there is always a way of making clothing sustainable and conserving the environment. It gives an opportunity for the clothing brands to be mindful of the environment and the people therein depending on how they use clothes, the types of clothes they use, among other possibilities that emerge with clothing. However, fashion should be guided by the ethical idea of remaining environmentally friendly even in pursuit of various styles and trends.

Most of the clothing materials used worldwide lead to environmental degradation but a majority of users has no idea about it. The United Nations Environment Programme claims that the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of the world’s carbon emissions. Unfortunately, many consumers do not realise how fast fashion can adversely affect the environment. They are mostly used by young consumers who are not aware about the dangers and hazards that can potentially arise for the environment when they opt for fast fashion.

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Updated On : 20th Mar, 2023
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