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# fast fashion

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# whitewash
Owner of Zara and Bershka reports €4.1 billion net profit despite fast fashion scrutiny
Retail giants are under growing pressure for their role in the climate crisis and workers’ rights abuses.
Last year
# Your Say
Poll: Do you regularly buy second-hand clothes?
Love Island contestants will be wearing only preloved outfits this year.
All time
Opinion: 'We can't export our way out of our fast fashion addiction'
Caitriona Rogerson highlights the social and environmental cost of the second-hand clothing trade on African countries.
Cheap clothes are cheap clothes, but fast fashion is the real environmental problem
Carolyn Moore says the government’s Waste Action Plan rightly tackles fast fashion – which encourages mass consumerism, exploitation and waste – but says that doesn’t mean cheap clothes are in the firing line.
Saoirse McHugh: Fast fashion is hard to escape, but it is damaging our environment
There is no room, environmentally or socially, for fast fashion anymore, writes Saoirse McHugh of the Green Party.
# fast fashion
What is ‘fast fashion’ and how is it getting one up on Kim Kardashian?
And why we should be thinking twice about some of our purchases.
# sustainable fashion
Love Fashion but hate the environmental cost? Swapsies is the Irish Solution
Fast fashion is becoming slower thanks to Irish gal Clodagh Kelly.
# Très Chic
How to dress like a French woman this autumn
Looking this effortless takes a lot of effort, but we’ve cracked the French fashion formula
# sustainable fashion
The scéal behind Siopaella: Dublin's hidden gem for sustainable fashion
If our gal crush Aisling Bea is into sustainable fashion then we are too.
'I needed to end my fast-fashion fix and get a grip. Here's how I did it'
Actress Aoibhéann McCann writes about her passion to avoid ‘fast fashion’ at all costs – and how it’s affecting our environment catastrophically as one of the biggest global polluters.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you make an effort to not buy fast fashion?
Cheap, disposable clothing has a big environmental impact.
Be a better shopper: Fast fashion kills people, animals and our environment
Our addiction to ‘fast fashion’ is having a detrimental impact on the environment, animal welfare and human rights, writes Siobhan O’Brien-Selway.
# Ooh la la
Thought Ireland loved Penneys? The fashion-conscious French are lapping it up
The country has been a fertile feeding ground for the budget clothing chain.
# fast fashion
Primark says that hidden message stitched onto a dress label was a hoax
A woman found a note on her dress saying ‘Forced to work exhausting hours’.
# fast fashion
Shopper discovers 'hidden message' stitched on to Primark dress
The hand-stitched label has raised more questions about Primark’s ethics.
# Sweatshops
Fast fashion, fair wage: What Vietnam can teach Bangladesh
Vietnam – working on improving technology, conditions and pay – is proving more attractive to brands who want to protect their consumer reputation.