unethical hacks

Why I Won’t Buy From H&M! The True Cost of Fast Fashion



Why I won’t buy from H&M! The True Cost + Fast Fashion. I watched the True Cost Documentary and saw all of the horrors of fast fashion industry. I want to bring attention to these horrors and shop at sustainable and ethical fashion brands. Many of the stores that I used to shop at (literally as of 1 week ago) included H&M, urban outfitters, ect. My goal with this video is not to judge people who do shop at these stores, as 99% of my closet comes from fast fashion stores. My goal is to to talk about the “true cost” of shopping at these stores and why it’s NOT okay to keep consuming at the level that we currently do.

True Cost Movie:
*it’s available on netflix if you have an account with them*
————————————————————————————————————–

Other videos I think you might like:
The Richest Criminal in the World (about Zara):

The High Cost of Our Fast Fashion (Ted X Talk)

Fashion: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:

—————————————————————————————————————-

FAST FASHION FACTS:

*Conventional cotton (NON organic cotton) takes tons and tons of pesticides to produce, it’s also extremely water intensive- so bad for the environment, and bad for the people working in it

*The average lifespan of a conventional cotton farmer in India is mid 30’s due to the high amount of pesticide exposure

*Roughly 40 million garment workers around the world work in unsafe and unethical conditions

*Garment workers (85% of whom are women) deal with long hours, malnutrition due to low wages, unprotected exposure to toxic chemicals, sexual harassment, discrimination, forced overtime, and lack of job security (soul-flower.com)

*only 2% of the clothing bought in the US are made in the US

Check out more fast fashion facts here: (NPR)

and here:

—————————————————————————————————————
TOOLS TO HELP YOU AVOID FAST FASHION:

GOOD ON YOU APP:

Ethical Brands I Want to Buy From!

Athletic wear:
(First Base):

Bags and shoes:
(MATT AND NAT):

jackets:
(VAUTE):

Jewelry:
(YCL JEWELS):

Other cool looking brands:
Groceries Apparel:

Ethical Market (market place for ethical brands!!):

People Tree:

**NOTES: I realize that a lot of these brands are quite expensive. I think that’s a reality we will just have to face OR buy secondhand (which I talk about in the video). I will continue to look for ethical brands that are closer to the price point of what we’re used to, but I’m not sure they exist! **

If you’re new SUBSCRIBE!

———————————————————————————————
Bring out your inner stalker and find me elsewhere:

WEBSITE:

THE GRAM:

TWITTER:

SNAPCHAT: dwishh

(follow me on snap so I can have a reason to snap more lol, and comment below “get to snapping” if you got this far in the description!)

Karen
Mastermind, Academic, Slot Guru, Travel Junkie, Lana Del Ray's Botox Injector. I make up a dream in my head before I go to bed.

1 Comment

  1. The fashion industry has always been a dirty business. There are sweat shops producing designer merchandise. I typically buy natural fibers though that is hard. There are so many aspects to the industry. It sounds like you already know alot.

Leave a Response