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6 Reasons Why 2017 Made Us Rethink Our Fast Fashion Addiction
Over the years, fast fashion brands have been busted for using child labor, using factories that have majorly unsafe working conditions, and even unpaid labor. Because fast fashion clothes aren’t necessarily made to last, they may fall apart or go out of style quickly and get thrown away, filling up landfills around the world. According to a 2016 survey, the average American tosses out a staggering 81 pounds of clothes each year. This past year, fast fashion retailers made headlines for all the wrong reasons, from unpaid wages at Zara to Forever 21 ripping off a fundraiser shirt. Here are six of the biggest fast fashion fails from the last year. May we all shop more sustainably in 2018!
Are you trying to cut back on fast fashion in 2018? Tell us how @britandco!
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