It's been over six months now since I started my self-imposed six-month ban on my "fast fashion" vices, Charlotte Russe and Forever 21. I can honestly say that in that time, I have not been tempted to buy anything from those stores. I walked into a Forever 21 after six months on a whim, and truth be told, it felt completely overwhelming. So I think it's safe to say that I probably won't be going back much, if at all.
However, one thing that I didn't accomplish during my ban was actually looking up information on fast fashion. I intended to, but I never did. What good is a ban if you can't actually articulate why you're doing it, if anyone should ask?
A few weeks ago, however, I was contacted by someone (thanks, Amy!) who had helped make a short 2-minute video on the business of fast fashion. She had seen my blog post and thought I might be interested. Well, she was right! There's only so much they can cover in two minutes, but for being so short, the video packs in a lot of information - and it helped me to understand the reasons why it's best to cut back on mass-produced clothing.
Whether you're a Forever 21 junkie or a Goodwill devotee, I encourage you to give this video a watch - not to condemn your choices, by any means, but rather to inform them. Let me know what you think!