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"Fast Fashion" is clothing designed, produced, and marketed for quick and cheap mass-consumption. It is distinguished by its emphasis on trends and its use of the quick-response manufacturing method. The first known usage of the term "fast fashion" was in 1977, though "fast fashion's" dominance in the industry did not become apparent until the 1990s. Fast Fashion can also be disparagingly referred to as "disposable fashion".
Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion
Author: Clare Press
ISBN: 9781510723429 1510723420
This book by Australian fashion journalist and enthusiast, Clare Press, traces the development of fast fashion and the ethical costs of fast fashion, from sweatshops and polluting materials to overconsumption. She argues for a needed "fashion revolution" and explores conscious ways consumers can buy and enjoy fashion.