Undergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship



Every day, all around the world, people wake up and get dressed. However, people fail to realize the adverse effects clothing has on the world. This paper will explain the rapidly expanding fast fashion industry’s detrimental effects on people and the environment. Two unsustainable cycles exist within the fast fashion industry; profits in the West that drive injustices in the East. The country of Bangladesh illustrates injustices in the East through corruption, labor violations, and a negative environmental impact. Increased trade liberalization and increased production from retailers drive profits in the West. This paper will analyze the fast-fashion industry through peer-reviewed journals, articles, and books. This paper seeks to draw a conclusion about fast fashion’s effects on the world and how to proceed. Who is to blame for injustices in the East and profits in the West?



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