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As sustainable fashion awareness grows, clothes swapping thrives

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 6 2019   /  01:09 am
Take your pick: People look through second-hand clothes at a clothing swap event at CoHaus, North Grogol, South Jakarta, on Saturday morning. With greater awareness about the importance of sustainable fashion, clothing swap events are thriving.(JP/Dames Alexander Sinaga)(JP/Dames Alexander Sinaga)

Take your pick: People look through second-hand clothes at a clothing swap event at CoHaus, North Grogol, South Jakarta, on Saturday morning. With greater awareness about the importance of sustainable fashion, clothing swap events are thriving.(JP/Dames Alexander Sinaga)For many, fast fashion is a temptation hard to resist without realizing the real cost of the industry.Fast fashion is low-cost clothing produced massively and rapidly by retailers in response to up-to-date trends.However, concerns have been raised over the negative impacts of fast fashion on the environment and society, such as water pollution, consumer disposal behavior as well as labor issues like overworked, underpaid workers and poor working conditions.According to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the global fashion industry contributes 92 million tons of solid waste to landfills every year.Meanwhile, the World Bank’s...