For my final post that is included in this project, I wanted to leave you with some words of encouragement and actionable steps that you can take moving forward.
The whole point of this project was to explore something I am deeply passionate about and ultimately give you well thought out information that you can keep with you going forward. I want to point out that nobody is a perfect consumer. I know it’s easy to read these posts and beat yourself up about possibly not doing enough to combat fast fashion; trust me, I’ve been there too. However, the best thing we can do going forward is to remain educated and aware. All you need is an awareness of fast fashion in order to challenge its cycle! While cutting out fast fashion may be difficult for you to do now, start taking small steps in order to achieve the sustainable lifestyle you want. This could mean something as simple as reading an article about sustainability each day, or even setting up an account to resell your clothes instead of throwing them out. It’s all about the small things that you do, because those are what end up creating the big things.
I know that I’m not personally 100% “fast fashion free”; I have an abundance of clothes from retailers who support fast fashion, and while I’m not sure if my closet will ever be 100% sustainable, I know that with the knowledge I’ve gathered, I can make better choices going forward. This means educating myself through reading articles and watching videos, as well as getting hands on experience of talking with small business owners and figuring out how to support them. There is also so much more that I can do because the possibilities are endless when it comes to promoting sustainability and ethical fashion.
I sincerely wish that these posts are helpful and informative for you in some way. I spent a lot of time creating them and researching, and I’m proud of the work I’ve done thus far. In the future, I hope to also bring out more content with pertinent information highlighting real issues that are happening now in the fashion industry.
Here’s to combatting fast fashion even more in the future.