Illustration: The Wire
Fast fashion is all about cheap, disposable, and trendy clothing. More than clothes, it sells the idea of affordability and excess. But manufacturing a polyester, acrylic or cotton garment – the prime fibres of fast fashion – is causing irreversible damage to the environment.
In the developing world, it’s directly affecting water sources, by both contaminating and depleting them.
In a three-part series on how fast-fashion clothing is harming day-to-day lives in the developing world, The Wire explores what is fast-fashion, why we may not need really those sweatshirt shorts we just ordered from an online store, and what each of us can do to clean our fashion footprint in the world.
Stay tuned for more.
The production of this series has been made possible by The ReFashion Hub.
Narrator: Bahar Dutt
Scriptwriters: Shreya Kalra and Zobia Salam
Producers: Pawanjot Kaur and Naomi Barton
Video editor and animator: Sitikantha Kheti
Editorial consultants: Harsh Sheth and Jenny Gronwall
Science editor: Vasudevan Mukunth