Engaging with Sustainability in the Fast-Fashion Industry

Authored by: Sitara Srinivas

In a two-part publication, SPRF looks at sustainability in the fashion industry.

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The fashion industry has seen several cultural changes over the course of history, in line with larger social and political contexts. Currently, fast fashion brands hold a monopoly with consistent growth year after year. There are several integral issues with the industry at large – especially from ethical and environmental lenses. This paper attempts to shed light on these issues within the fast fashion industry as well as the movement towards sustainability that aims to counter them. It also engages with the idea of sustainability within the fashion industry, particularly in terms of accessibility and whether a move towards sustainable fashion will bring any tangible results.