Before COVID-19 hit, industry insiders already agreed that the fashion system was ‘broken’. It has been for a while. Between the sheer speed and volume of the fashion cycle, to widespread discount culture, ethical issues surrounding garment workers’ welfare and the environmental impact, the industry has become unsustainable in more ways than one. And with fast fashion coming under increasing scrutiny we, the shoppers, are starting to take a more considered approach to what we buy. But there’s a problem: no matter how much you might want to shop sustainably, for many, the question isn’t a matter of wanting to be involved, it’s being able to afford to. Read more at Cosmopolitan.