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    Fast Fashion In America

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    Fast Fashion When I enter a Forever 21, I am overwhelmed with the amount of clothing. The endless varieties of styles, colors, and jewelry to choose with rock bottom prices. I spend hours in the store making sure I haven’t surpassed anything. As I finish up my rounds, I find my arms full of treasures I discovered along the way. It’s always a nerve-racking experience, knowing I have all of these cute things, but only a limited amount of money in my pocket. Looking down at the price tags, I was convinced I will need to return a few things. As I return home, I am always surprised with how far my dollar can stretch at Forever 21. This made me question how can this be possible? Under what circumstances can a huge store, like Forever 21, afford…

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    Fast Fashion In America

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    accessories, or the $5 shirt that I may only wear once. I didn’t harbor any knowledge as to where these clothes came from or how they are made by people in unsafe work spaces, nor did I comprehend the substantial impact creating fabrics and textiles have on the planet. In reality, I am not the only one. Not many Americans put much thought into clothing purchases; the universal lack of understanding about clothing overproduction, sweat shops, and related pollution makes most Americans part of…

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    Fast Fashion Case Study

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    Fast fashion is a term used to describe clothing collections that are based on the most recent fashion trends. The fast fashion collections are generally adaption from current high fashion luxury trend. The main advantage of the fast fashion system is its very nature, a fast-response system and that encourages disposability. This is a concept dominated by consumption, fast-changing trends, and low quality; leading consumers buy more clothes because they are affordable but discard these after…

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    Fast Fashion Essay

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    What is fashion? Fashion is continuously changing throughout the years and it's not specifically based on the clothes people wear. Yoganarasimhan (2012) stated, "Fashion, as a phenomenon, is not confined to clothing or accessories. It also plays a prominent role in the success of other consciously consumed products such as electronic gadgets, furniture, and cars" (Yoganarasimhan, 2012, p. 75). This means society is buying products beyond their function and looking for a certain style that goes…

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    the fast fashion industry promotes a culture of obsolescence. Consumers are constantly purchasing and consequently disposing of unwanted textiles. Cline mentions that many “second-hand stores only have about three weeks to a month to sell most of their donated clothes” (Ethical Fashion pg 3). These stores are given too many donations that most of the time they aren’t able to sell the garments they receive. Imagine a neighborhood containing one hundred families. Suppose that each family had about…

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    The fast fashion model spreading across the apparel industry is decreasing the lifespan of clothing through the minimization of production time and costs. Because retailers are producing so rapidly, the purchase behavior of consumers is consequently accelerating. The result is a surplus of unwanted items needed to be disposed—whether it be because of a change in taste or lack of quality. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that the United States throws away 12.7 million tons, or 68…

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    Fashion is always changing; month after month companies are coming up with new styles for the upcoming season. Particularly in stores like H&M, Zara, and Forever 21, they come up with fashion ideas and designs week after week. These stores are a part of big business, specifically when it comes to fast fashion. The phrase ‘fast fashion’ refers to designs rapidly move from the runway and into stores in order to have the current fashion trends. Although this seems like a fantastic notion for those…

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    distressing view of the consequences of our addiction to fashion. According to this documentary, “fast fashion” is cheap, trendy, and a huge problem. Fast fashion has not only affected the fashion world but also human rights, the environment, the global economy, and the individual psychology. The documentary is effective in wanting to make you change your ways but not so effective in the way it delvers its cold hard facts. The film reiterates what issues most of us americans already know about…

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    “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…

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    In the novel Overdressed by Elizabeth Kline, the reader explore the world of fast fashion along with the impact it has on us and the world. From the social aspect of the fashion industry, we always look for the newest fashion and for cheap. For example most people buy new clothing just to keep up with what is so called a trend. We also have engrave in our minds that if you see a nice piece of clothing that’s discounted we are more prone to pick it up and purchase it, because if we leave it we…

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