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Can feminism claim fast fashion? Shining headlights on the Double-standard

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Can feminism claim fast fashion? Shining headlights on the Double-standard

Recently I was confronted (not for the first time, mind you) by a beautiful and striking artwork on Instagram that declared “Fast Fashion is a Feminist Issue”, which of course pandered to my pompous feminist sensibilities. But for the first time it actually made me stop and question the reformative validity of the statement - its ability to create solidarity and a desire to affect a paradigm shift in the way we think about and consume fashion. My first thought was that this statement is problematic: Surely it will create a barrier whereby a large group of people will feel isolated and excluded from this...

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Fashion in the Fast Lane: Exceeding the Speed Limit

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Fashion in the Fast Lane: Exceeding the Speed Limit

In spite of the fact that this is not a new issue to be brought to light - in fact, an issue two decades in the making - it is a topic that I myself have only recently become sufficiently cognizant of to want to do something about it. It is one thing to be only vaguely aware of something that it dances at the edge of your consciousness. It is quite another for it to pull and nag at the heartstrings of your morality - enough to feel a deep sense of guilt and a compulsion to address it...

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