Title of Poster / Presentation

Is Fast Fashion a Concern of the Everyday Teen?

Presenter Information

Mariah N. CruzFollow

Start Date

10-5-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

10-5-2017 1:00 PM

Subjects

Teenagers -- Clothing, Fashion design, Fashion -- Environmental aspects, Teenagers and the environment

Description

The phrase “fast fashion” refers to getting clothes at extremely low costs to keep up with the newest fashion trends. When we purchase items, we don’t put much thought into where our clothing goes after we “get rid” of them. The saying “Out of sight, out of mind” is apparent when it comes down to consumers and letting go of old clothes. Our only concern as consumers is the next big thing. The fashion industry has drastically changed over the past two decades and trends play a huge role in this push for mass production. We as a society are caught being patrons who constantly feel the pressure to buy new items. This paper questioned how many people actually knew the true cost of their clothing and where they believe their clothing goes after they dispose of them.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20065

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Is Fast Fashion a Concern of the Everyday Teen?

The phrase “fast fashion” refers to getting clothes at extremely low costs to keep up with the newest fashion trends. When we purchase items, we don’t put much thought into where our clothing goes after we “get rid” of them. The saying “Out of sight, out of mind” is apparent when it comes down to consumers and letting go of old clothes. Our only concern as consumers is the next big thing. The fashion industry has drastically changed over the past two decades and trends play a huge role in this push for mass production. We as a society are caught being patrons who constantly feel the pressure to buy new items. This paper questioned how many people actually knew the true cost of their clothing and where they believe their clothing goes after they dispose of them.