How to avoid fast fashion

Many of us may have come across the buzzword fast fashion but for those who are not sure what this phenomenon is all about, fast fashion is the process of creating huge amounts of cheap clothes that match the runaway styles. Most of these pieces do not look good for long and usually fall apart within a few months, which leads consumers to keep spending a lot of money buying cheap pieces and accessories. This cycle keeps repeating itself and it is terrible for your bank balance and even more terrible for the planet.

I like to spend a bit more money on my pieces, so they last for long periods of time. So fast fashion is definitely not for me, and I prefer quality over quantity any day. If you like to know how to avoid fast fashion, you are reading the right. I have some tried and tested tips for you below, so keep reading.

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How to avoid fast fashion

Here are two stylish ways to help you avoid fast fashion and do more for your bank balance, wardrobe, and our amazing planet:

Keep your clothes well

If you spend time ensuring your clothes are well kept, they will thank you for it. You can have a dress for ten years and have it looking good every time you wear it. Storing your clothes in your wardrobe or in storage neatly helps them look good for years. Invest in quality hangers and spaces to prevent excessive wear and tear. Also, pay attention to the washing requirements of your garments to ensure they come out of the wash looking as good as new.

Invest in quality clothing and accessories

It is important you invest in the right clothing and accessories so they hang around for longer. Fast fashion is all about cheap quality items that hardly last beyond a season. If you want to avoid the trend, spend more on items that will stand the test of time. I hardly shop for clothes or accessories these days but when I do, I make sure I don’t shop in certain stores because of the quality of the items they sell. Quality is more important than quantity, so I look out for well-priced clothes and accessories that will look good for longer.

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As you can from the two tips, avoiding fast fashion is quite easy. You just have to pay attention to the store you are shopping from, the price tag as well as the quality of what you are buying.

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Goodbye Fast Fashion! Back to Slow Fashion!

If this pandemic has taught us one thing related to fashion, it is that we don’t need half of the clothes we have in our wardrobes. With many people working from home and spending more indoors, clothes are just left in the wardrobes unworn. I really can’t remember the last time I really played dress up. It would have been something during the first half of the year before everything changed. I still don’t know when I will have a good reason to play dress up. Maybe just for the cameras, but definitely not for an event. I believe we have witnessed the death of fast fashion, at least for the next few years. It is now back to slow fashion.

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What is slow fashion?

Going back to slow fashion simply means buying fewer clothes and accessories. This has been happening gradually over the years for most of us, but it is currently happening even more due to the current economic issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fashion industry has a major waste issue. Many people buy more clothes and accessories than they need. Most of the items bought are hardly worn and just stay buried in wardrobes. Going back to slow fashion will put an end to this fashion waste. People will only buy what they need and make the most of what they do buy. There will be way more capsule wardrobes and conscious shoppers. In the long run, this change in shopping will help the environment massively and people will become more creative with their outfits. You can wear pieces in many different ways; going back to slow fashion will encourage more people to play around with their outfits more and recreate different looks.

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I am keen to see how this slow fashion new way of life will work. It is great to be able to wear our pieces as often as possible in different ways than to just keep buying and buying. I believe those fast fashion days are gone for a bit. What do you think?

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