What Even Is Fast Fashion?

Apr 22, 2019, 12:36 PM
Welcome to Climate Queens and our very first episode! Join us as we delve into the world of FAST FASHION and the effect it is having on our shared planet. For more information, news and updates you can follow us on Instagram here -> @climatequeenspodcast

We chose to launch our podcast this week in support of Fashion Revolution Week with events taking place all over the world. This year marks the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory collapse in Bangladesh, where 1,138 people tragically died for our clothes. Please check out the link below for more information: https://www.fashionrevolution.org/about/why-do-we-need-a-fashion-revolution/

For those of you wanting to channel your inner Climate Queen and read, watch and listen more about Fast Fashion, check out all of the links below.

Fast Fashion's Effect on People, The Planet & You (18 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPM9lhackHw

Fashion Industry Value:
https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/retail/our-insights/the-state-of-fashion

100 billion garments are manufactured every year:
https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability/our-insights/style-thats-sustainable-a-new-fast-fashion-formula

1% of clothes are recycled: 
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2019/633143/EPRS_BRI(2019)633143_EN.pdf

The Linear & Circular Economy- The Story of Stuff (20 minutes):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GorqroigqM

Contact your brands and ask #whomademyclothes:
https://www.fashionrevolution.org/about/get-involved/

The water consumption of a t-shirt and pair of jeans:
http://www.triplepundit.com/story/2013/it-takes-2700-liters-water-make-t-shirt/54321

70% of clothes donated to charity shops are exported to developing countries: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/world/africa/east-africa-rwanda-used-clothing.html

10-30% of clothes in charity shops are actually sold: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30227025

Every second the equivalent of one rubbish truck of clothes is sent to landfill or burned:
https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy/what-is-the-circular-economy

Wash your clothes at 30 degrees to save 40% of electricity over one year:
http://www.acecleanuk.co.uk/blog/30-vs-40-washing-lower-temperature-make-difference/

Microfibre pollution: https://www.stopmicrowaste.com/

Link to buy a Guppy Friend Washing Bag: https://www.patagonia.com/product/guppyfriend-washing-bag/O2191.html

Wearing your clothes for 9 months longer can reduce the environmental impact of that garment by 20-30%:
http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/extending-life-clothes

The resale market will overtake the luxury retail market within the next 10 years: