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Fast Fashion Or Fast Destruction?

Hello! It’s Neev and I am back again! Today’s topic is “Fast Fashion.” Synthetic materials like polyester and nylon make up about 60% of the fabrics worldwide. Out of this 60%, the most common is polyester, used in shirts and trousers. These synthetic materials are quite popular and are usually chosen by the fashion industry due to their availability, durability, resistance, and affordability.

Recent research shows that microplastics and microfibres are raining from the sky! When clothes made out of synthetic materials are washed, they release microfibres that then pollute the environment. Plastic that enters the ecosystem doesn't instantly biodegrade but instead breaks down into small pieces called microplastics. Microfibres, a type of microplastic released from washing synthetic materials, are smaller than 5 mm so are usually not visible to the unaided eye. For example, when washing synthetic fabrics such as polyester and nylon, approximately 700,000 microfibres are released. Microplastics that come from These are consumed by aquatic organisms such as fish which are then eaten by us, making microfibres released from clothes one of the sources of plastic in our food chain. Ok, so I told you about how Fast Fashion is harmful. Now, let’s see a few tips on how to reduce Fast Fashion and switch to “Sustainable Fashion.”

Shop from sustainable and ethical fashion brands.

  1. Buy less often and buy high quality.

  2. Donate or sell your used clothing.

  3. Host a clothing swap.

  4. Buy or rent second-hand clothes. Recycle textiles and garments.

  5. Repurpose old clothing.

This is Neev signing off! Be safe, and I will see you soon! Sources:

https://pebblemag.com/magazine/living/whats-wrong-with-fast-fashion https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/fast-fashion-how-to-be-sustainable/

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