Do you ever bother spare a thought for the people who created that cool new outfit you so proudly wear a few times before replacing it with another equally awesome bargain ensemble from your fave fast fashion store?
My ambition to inform & influence others to step away from unethically (& immorally) produced products is the driving force that motivates me to continue providing fabulous free eco-fashion/accessory/decor tutorials and ethical outfit inspiration on my Confessions of a Refashionista & Refashion Nation blogs as well as contributing & sharing my creative skills throughout the online maker world.
The above images are from the Norwegian online documentary Sweatshop – Deadly Fashion. The producers of this amazing webseries took 3 young fast fashion consumers to Cambodia where they experienced a mere fraction of the horrors that fast fashion garment workers must face every day. The series consists of five 10 minute episodes and is a must watch for everyone.
If you are anything like me, Sweatshop – Deadly Fashion will have you shaking with anger and weeping with sadness and frustration. How can billion dollar companies & their new-product-demanding consumers have such unbelievable disregard for human life?
Above all I hope it peels back the stylish facade of fast fashion and opens your eyes to the appalling human cost of that new outfit you’re so keen to wear for “date night”.
Read the indepth interview with Anniken Jørgensen, Frida Ottesen, and Ludvig Hambro over on ecouterre.
Please help spread the anti-fast fashion message by sharing this post, the documentary and encouraging others to stop consuming unethically produced products until factory employees are paid a living wage and are able to work in safe, healthy conditions.
Disclaimer: I am not at all an expert on the big business of fast fashion however I am a concerned consumer who has chosen to learn & share as much as I can through my own personal experiences & the wealth of resources available online.