Money Feels

37: The High Cost of Fast Fashion

September 14, 2023 Bridget Casey and Alyssa Davies Season 4 Episode 37
Money Feels
37: The High Cost of Fast Fashion
Show Notes

These days, fast fashion brands produce 52 “micro-seasons” a year — or one new “collection” a week. Ultimately, this leads to overconsumption and extreme volumes of waste. Let's talk about it in this week's episode of Money Feels! We're your hosts, Alyssa and Bridget. Welcome to the podcast, where we talk through our money trauma and create a better understanding of building a healthy relationship with finance.

In today's episode, we discuss the following:

  • What is fast fashion, and how does it work?
  • How are these clothes so cheap?
  • Slave labour and fast fashion as a human rights issue
  • Discussing SHEIN
  • Overconsumption and the environmental impact
  • Are luxury brands any better?
  • The psychology behind our buying decisions
  • Personal responsibility versus systemic change
  • Resources and tips to make better choices

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