Fast Fashion Isn 't Free Essay

1230 Words Mar 17th, 2016 5 Pages
“Fast fashion isn’t free. Someone, somewhere is paying” a famous quote by Lucy Siegle. Fashion has been a major theme of this century, and has become a way of individual’s expressing themselves and has turned into a recreational activity, but no one actually thinks about what cost society pays for this. Many clothing items bought in the United States today, happen to be manufactured in other countries. The price of clothing has many effects on the world, and might be cheaper in the US because people die in other countries to make it. Mankind could fix these issues by raising awareness of the well-being of workers in other countries, not just theirs. Throughout time, the popularity of shopping has risen, but the economic and worldwide effects have also. Many people have expensive tastes in clothing, but not abundant money. In order to fix this, many stores are now trying to offer designer clothes for less. Department stores such as H&M work with big name designers to make the clothing more affordable. Online stores such as ASOS try to replicate designer clothing, and create knock-off clothing, for less. Affordable designer clothing adds $59.1 billion US dollars to the British economy every year. (1) The US abstains these affordable designer clothes for cheap prices, by manufacturing their clothes in other countries. The UK, China, and Bangladesh happen to be major sources of fashion manufacturing. Another example of how fashion affects the world is the deprecating amount of…

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