Today’s Sustainable Action: Stop buying from fast fashion stores.
One action you could take to be more sustainable is not purchasing from fast fashion stores! Fast fashion is a highly-profitable and exploitative business in which high-fashion designs are mass produced at low costs. The ramifications of this industry are a high amount of carbon emissions, water pollution, and land waste. Aside from the environment, the workers of this industry experience inhumane and unsafe work conditions. Fast fashion includes the mass production of synthetics in factories, which entails an increase of CO2 emissions. These clothes often end up in landfills due to trends going out of style, and are essentially non-biodegradable, meaning they will not decompose in those landfills. So next time you are buying new clothes, consider whether the store you are buying from sells fast fashion clothes. Here is a link you can use to find out which ones are. Consider also shopping at thrift stores, stores with locally made items, or companies that are transparent with the production process of their clothes.
The fast fashion industry emits 1.2 billion tons of CO2 per year.
It’s the next generation that will deal with the effects of Climate Change on the Earth so we are thrilled to publicize Maddy Brianas and her Tips! Maddy is an Annapolis teen who is passionate about protecting the environment. In 2019 she and her sister, Bella (and their parents), participated in our Have a Heart Do Your Part cleanup and then turned around and did a birthday fundraiser to benefit Annapolis Green!