As a young fashion buyer at an exclusive department store, I loved fashion. The glamour, the excitement, the fun. I also felt the pressure to always be on-trend. To constantly have new things that might elicit the “That’s gorgeous! Where did you get it?” reaction.
I was so absorbed in this world, I had literally no idea about the true impact of the fashion industry. Particularly fast fashion - clothes designed to be cheap, to be convenient and to always have you lusting after something new.
Seven years on, War On Waste and The True Cost opened my eyes. To the pollution, the waste, and who is paying the real price for our clothing.