From Fast Fashion to Eco-Fashion: Science and Style

From Fast Fashion to Eco-Fashion: Science and Style

By Sarah Khan

Supervised by Dr. Karen Joe Laidler, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Criminology, Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong


The fashion industry is second largest contributor to pollution. From the air pollution from transporting and incinerating the unwanted fabrics to the water pollution from dying the fabrics, the fashion industry is definitely making climate change worse than it already is. There is no stopping to buying clothes that fulfill different desires and needs, however, there must be something that can be done in order to reduce the harmful impacts brought about by the fashion industry, especially fast fashion.

With this in mind, I decided to investigate sustainable fashion in the current fashion industry and look into the harms caused by fast fashion to be explored in the hope to reduced.

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