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Gone are the days when people would buy a shirt and wear it for years. In a world of accelerating demand for apparel, consumers want — and increasingly can afford — new clothing after wearing garments only a few times. Entire business models are built on the premise of “fast fashion,” providing clothes cheaply and quickly to consumers through shorter fashion cycles.
This linear fashion model of buying, wearing and quickly discarding clothes negatively affects people and the planet’s resources. Here’s a look at the economic, social and environmental implications.