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February 9th, 2013
thesmithian

Fast-­fashion retailers like H&M, Topshop and Forever 21 are great at hawking what we never knew we wanted. Not only that, they offer it at steadily reduced prices. Cline…notes that “because of low prices, chasing trends is now a mass activity, accessible to anyone with a few bucks to spare.” Quality is no longer an issue, because you need clothes to last just “until the next trend comes along.” The wastefulness encouraged by buying cheap and chasing the trends is obvious, but the hidden costs are even more galling. Cline contends that “disposable clothing” is damaging the environment, the economy and even our souls…

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Fast-­fashion retailers like H&M, Topshop and Forever 21 are great at hawking what we never knew we wanted. Not only that, they offer it at steadily reduced prices. Cline…notes that “because of low prices, chasing trends is now a mass activity, accessible to anyone with a few bucks to spare.” Quality is no longer an issue, because you need clothes to last just “until the next trend comes along.” The wastefulness encouraged by buying cheap and chasing the trends is obvious, but the hidden costs are even more galling. Cline contends that “disposable clothing” is damaging the environment, the economy and even our souls…

more.

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    I have not read this book but I have heard excellent things about it.
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    I always knew forever 21 was soul damaging.
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    Interesante…
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