Fighting for Transparency throughout the fashion industry in New Zealand

Fighting for Transparency throughout the fashion industry in New Zealand

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Ryley Oflaherty started this petition to New Zealand Government and

Fast fashion is the reproduction of cheap, trendy clothes made at a high speed. Fashion retailers take ideas from the runway to celebrity culture and turn them into garments to sell in high street stores. Fast fashion came to its most successful peak in the late 1990s to 2000s with fast fashion retailers like H&M, Zara and Topshop becoming extremely popular. Fast fashion has a huge negative impact on the planet and its workers because of its reduced costs and speed up production time. Fast fashion has become a huge contributors to global warming by polluting water ways by dumping chemicals and using cheap textiles that are derived from fossil fuels. Fast fashion also exploits overseas factory workers in third world countries by forcing workers to work in unsafe conditions, forcing child labour and violating their human rights. Change is needed in the fashion industry to become ethical and sustainable and I believe changes can be made in New Zealand to help.

 

The policy I want to influence through my social action is to have transparency throughout the fashion industry in New Zealand. To create transparency in the fashion industry means that anyone is able to find out where the clothes are made, who by and under what conditions. I believe that all fashion companies in New Zealand, whether they are instore or they are just online boutiques, should have stated somewhere where and who made their clothes and what the conditions of the factories are in when the clothes were made. By forcing companies to create this transparency within their company will mean they may have to change their ways, making their company more ethical.

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