Fast fashion is so hot right now.
Thanks to brands like H & M, we're now inundated with options to fill our closets with. With 52 different clothing ranges each year (yep, one for every single week) and because of how cheap it all is, we never need to be bored of our clothes again!
But there are a few problems with this approach to shopping:
Poor treatment of factory workers
Stuff we sort of already knew.
But because we're starting to wake up to this shopping treadmill we've been on for the last 40 years and the corners we've cut to get there, people are starting to request other, more ethical brands. As a result, there are now brands like Everlane who actually care about you and the clothes they sell you. They're more expensive, but they don't cut corners to make your products.
Plus, spending more on clothes isn't all bad.
It forces us to spend a some time thinking about what we actually need, rather than buying everything that catches our attention. It encourages us to repair our clothes rather than replacing them. It just makes us a little more intentional with what we're purchasing.
In our culture, its a radical change to how most of us shop, but you can take comfort in the fact that you're contributing to more lives than your own when you shop this way.