Can You Be Sustainable If You’re Into Fast Fashion Online?
Scrolling through Instagram, you’re bound to come across an influencer wearing an outfit from one of the internet’s many fast fashion retailers. Sites like Boohoo.com, Pretty Little Thing and Missguided offer loads of clothes at really low prices – and they update much quicker than the high street. But how are these online retailers impacting the environment? And what role does social media play in the “wear it once” trend? MPs released a report last week outlining their worries about fast fashion’s effect on the environment. They found that British shoppers are buying twice as many items of clothing as they did 10 years ago and that discarded clothes are piling up in landfill sites. The fashion industry is a major source of the greenhouse gases that are overheating the planet, said MPs, and they approached a number of high street retailers about the issue. Read more at BBC News.