I was forwarded a link to the article, "Stop Buying Fast-Fashion" by a Cup of Joe-The Blog reader for comment. I can first say that the topic of fast-fashion (similar to fast-food, but only with clothes instead of food) is a timely one. Our need as a society of individuals to appease our instant gratification palates is a real concern. For you see, in stroking the make me feel good now, there is invariably a price to pay later. Sometimes it's good, sometimes, it's not so good.
Buying those 3/$10 shirts from behemoths like wmart (we've all done it, self included) for example, will definitely tickle the instant gratification bone, but will also likely increase your carbon footprint (especially when you inevitably declutter → landfill) and sustain the fast-fashion industry which pumps out inferior clothing with the hands of poorly paid and treated labor in developing countries while owners enjoy mark-ups of over 65%.
I realize making the connections between our actions in daily life and the impact on (global) society can be overwhelming; however, this is how the problem begins, and is perpetuated. There is so much information out there, some good, but most bad because it's uninformed. So hook up with leaders in the quest for sustainability and wellness like There's A Pharmacist In The House to stay properly informed and in-action ready mode. It's only then that we can start talking about #healthandwellness
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