Do you think Katy Perry was paid less than a living wage to pose for these fast fashion ads?
How the hell do people think a sequin embellished t-shirt can possibly be sold for 9.99 or an embroidered, sequin alpaca sweater or a bloody evening dress for 19.99 unless it is unethically created by underpaid, overworked and mistreated garment workers?? It’s sickening that celebs would promote this BS for a pay cheque instead of using their influence to help educate the public and improve the lives of those who actually make the garments and accessories they’re shilling.
Unfortunately the general public has been conditioned to believe that the crazy prices of unethically produced fast fashion are the “norm” and are constantly on the lookout for even cheaper deals, sadly never giving a thought to how and by whom the garments are made. Trying to actually earn a living wage by creating sustainable, ethically produced products is near impossible as the average consumer expects the same (or cheaper) prices for “handmade” goods.
How can sustainable, ethical makers possibly compete with celebrity endorsed, mass produced, throwaway fast fashion?
Don’t fall for the hype created by the huge, wealthy publicity teams behind fast fashion, discover the truth behind the brands and start supporting ethically produced sustainable products!
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.