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Podcast: The real cost of fast fashion

An investigation into our clothes, our money and the "slow fashion" movement.

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The fashion industry is one of the biggest in the world, and it's not slowing down. Fast fashion is making it easier and cheaper for us to update our wardrobes than ever before, but it comes at a cost.

On this special episode of Pocket Money, we explore the world of fast fashion from a new perspective. We learn how the industry is rife with challenges, from murky supply chains and labour rights to its ecological impact. We also examine some ways that all of us can start to play a positive role and make some changes in how we consume and dispose of our clothing.

To help understand this complicated issue, we are joined by experts and activists who are helping push fashion toward a more ethical and sustainable future. We also shine a light on the slow fashion movement, which has begun to spark more transparent conversations around our closets and clothing choices.

This episode is the latest in a series where we look at our money and the impact it can have on where we choose to spend it. Listen back to episode #130 How to travel responsibly and #131 How to go green with your money to dive even deeper.

This episode is proudly presented by GlamCorner.

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