Volume 30 Issue 34 12 Nov 2021 8 Kislev 5782

Fast fashion

Calling all fast fashion fighters!

What is fast fashion? Fast fashion is cheap and trendy clothing that is produced at a rapid speed to meet customer demand. Many of the fashion giants we all know and shop from outsource their production to low-socioeconomic countries, where they exploit the ability to pay workers much less than than the minimum-wage and take advantage of the lack of enforced environmental protection laws.

Due to the damage inflicted on our planet and on our society something needs to be done about this escalating issue. This is our goal – we are the Fast Fashion Fighters.

What are we going to do? We are trying to raise awareness about the immorality of fast fashion, and persuade our community to shop more ethically by providing alternatives such as; shopping from thrift stores and upcycling clothes. We are hoping to start this change within Emanuel school.

Next Friday, 19 November 2021 (Week 7), is Wear Your Second-Hand Clothes Day! We are asking that you wear your second-hand or thrifted outfits and bring in a gold coin donation which will go towards Fashion Revolution Australia, where they seek to create a global fashion industry that conserves and restores the environment and values people over growth and profit.

There will also be a virtual Fashion Show for High School, where photos of the best second-hand outfits will be posted on the official Madstagram account and prizes will be up for grabs! 

During lunchtime you can bring in some clothes that you would like to up-cycle or alter. Go to i23 to have an amazing time with the sewing machines to learn how to up-cycle and thrift-flip your favourite pieces. We hope to see you there (more details to come).

We can’t wait to see your outfits, and up-cycle our clothes with you!

By the Fast Fashion Fighters