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4 Compelling Reasons to Abandon Fast Fashion – for good!

We’re always telling ourselves to cut back on our bad habits. From smoking cigarettes to eating too much junk food, not exercising or even procrastinating too much, we’re always looking for ways to improve our lifestyles and lead happier healthier lives. But have you ever considered that making some simple changes to our habits can not only benefit our lives but also the planet? I’m talking about fast fashion and its impact on the world we live in.

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According to Green Peace, fast fashion is the second-largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and pollution (after the oil industry) and with its huge drain on the planet’s natural resources, fast fashion is a habit we should all be trying to give up once and for all.

Thankfully, companies like Szade are paving the way for people like you and me to make better, more sustainable fashion choices and develop environmentally-sound habits that not only benefit us in the short term but for generations to come. Szade and their ethical approach to fashion sunglasses mean that looking stylish and being protected from UV rays doesn’t have to come at an environmental cost. Szade’s approach to breaking down broken and unwanted sunglasses and recycling them into stylish, high-end products all from their sustainable warehouse, illustrates how easy it is to go plastic-free and reduce the impact of the fast fashion industry.

Here we’ll take a closer look at 4 compelling reasons to abandon fast fashion – for good!

Microplastics are destroying our oceans

Did you know that as we wash our clothes, tiny microplastics are released from the synthetic fabrics? As these microplastics can’t be filtered or broken down they then end up in our oceans. Microplastics are then eaten by fish, which often end up on our plates! Microplastics are dangerous to wildlife both in the oceans and on our shores, with fast fashion being one of the worst offenders.

Fast fashion is linked to modern-day slavery

Did you know who made your clothes? Fast fashion has been linked time and time again to modern slavery. Where workers are not only underpaid but forced to do so in terrible conditions. You might be saving money buying something cheap, but the real cost comes from people being exploited by the industry.

It’s probably costing you more than you think

Many of us are lured by the idea of fast fashion because of the low price. However, the clothes are often made of such poor quality that they need replacing after a few wears. This creates a cycle of cost and persistent expense. If you choose to purchase items of a higher quality and pay a little more, you get better value and longevity, reducing costs and landfill waste.

And finally, buying vintage is better!

In a world with so many styles and options, why would you want to look like everyone else? Not only will switching to slow fashion and vintage styles help save the planet, but you’ll also find items of better quality which will last longer when you buy second hand or search through charity stores. Buying vintage is better for the environment and your personal style!

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