A $3 tank top. $8 pants. $10 shoes.
While these affordable pieces might be trendy right now, the ethical and environmental issues that come with fast fashion are harming communities and natural resources.
According to Audrey Robbins, a fashion merchandising and apparel design professor at Ball State, fast fashion is three things: mass produced, made quickly and cheaply, and seen as “disposable.” It also often replicates designer apparel.
Affordable fashion grew in popularity in the 1990s and 2000s, according to Good On You, a company devoted to classifying sustainable fashion brands. Cheap clothing brands were established and online shopping