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Clothing & Fast Fashion Resoucres
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Data & Statistics related to Fast Fashion
Fast fashion market value forecast worldwide in 2008 and 2018, with a forecast for 2028 (in billion U.S. dollars)*
This statistic shows the market value of the fast fashion market worldwide in 2008 and 2018, and provides a forecast for 2028. In 2018, the global market value of fast fashion was 35 billion U.S. dollars.
Apparel Report 2019
Apparel is the biggest non-food consumer goods category worldwide. The market is characterized by short product lifecycles that have even been lowered in recent years due to the rise of fast fashion retailers like Zara and H&M.
Sales of the leading apparel/footwear retailing companies worldwide in 2018 (in billion U.S. dollars)
This statistic depicts the sales of the leading apparel/footwear retailing companies worldwide in 2018. In that year, Inditex was the second largest apparel/footwear retailing company in the world with about 30.7 billion U.S. dollars worth of sales.
Volume of plastic microfibers in textiles and lost to environment worldwide as of 2018, by region (in metric tons)
This statistic displays the amount of plastic microfibers used in textiles and the weight lost to the environment worldwide as of 2018, broken down by region. As of that year, there were around 102,655 metric tons of microfibers in textiles in China, of which, 72,138 metric tons were lost to the environment.
Topics related to Fast Fashion
Fast Fashion, Sustainability, and the Ethical Appeal of Luxury Brands
The phrase “fast fashion” refers to low-cost clothing collections that mimic current luxury fashion trends. Fast fashion helps sate deeply held desires among young consumers in the industrialized world for luxury fashion, even as it embodies unsustainability. Trends run their course with lightning speed, with today's latest styles swiftly trumping yesterday's, which have already been consigned to the trash bin. This article addresses the inherent dissonance among fast fashion consumers, who often share a concern for environmental issues even as they indulge in consumer patterns antithetical to ecological best practices.
Fast Fashion: 100 Ideas that Changed Street Style
100 Ideas that Changed Street Style is a look-by-look dissection of the key ideas that changed the way we dress -- from the middle of the 20th century to the present day -- explaining the most iconic items of clothing and how they were worn, what the look was born of, its cultural background, how it was received, and how it still resonates in fashion today.
Call Number: Dimond - Level 5 HD9940.A2 C54 2012
Publication Date: 2013-08-27
"Overdressed does for T-shirts and leggings what Fast Food Nation did for burgers and fries." --Katha Pollitt Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenny now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. And we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it's cheaper to just buy more. Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut. What are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being?