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Eco Friendly: Fast Fashion's Ethical Makeover

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Fast fashion is both a profitable and highly controversial business tainted by waste and sweatshops. It's no secret that large retailers destroy their unsold clothing or that third world workers are constantly being taken advantage of.

As a result, please answer the questions based on the statement 'hypothesized' by Debra Bass of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

"Can fast fashion, which by nature is made cheaply and meant to be ephemeral, also be eco-friendly?"

"If it's not immediately profitable, does the environment go out the window?"

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Yes, fast fashion can certainly be eco-friendly, if manufacturers make more effort in adhering to a procurement and manufacturing policy and make extra efforts in overseeing the vendors and suppliers as per ethical standards and best practices in eco-friendly sourcing and manufacturing. In other words, even though most of the companies would go for short term profitability and low costs offered by sweat shows operating in third world or developing countries or low cost nations, socially responsible firms would understand that ethical manufacturing and ...

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Fast fashion is both a profitable and highly controversial business tainted by waste and sweatshops. It's no secret that large retailers destroy their unsold clothing or that third world workers are constantly being taken advantage of.

As a result, please answer the questions based on the statement 'hypothesized' by Debra Bass of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

"Can fast fashion, which by nature is made cheaply and meant to be ephemeral, also be eco-friendly?"

"If it's not immediately profitable, does the environment go out the window?"

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