fast fashion

noun

Definition of fast fashion

: an approach to the design, creation, and marketing of clothing fashions that emphasizes making fashion trends quickly and cheaply available to consumers For many shoppers, Primark has an irresistible offer: trendy clothes at astonishingly low prices. The result is a new and even faster kind of fast fashion, which encourages consumers to buy heaps of items, discard them after a few wears and then come back for another batch of new outfits.The Economist Competition is fierce at every end of the fashion spectrum from luxury to fast fashion.— Nedra Rhone In 1985, we bought roughly 31 clothing items per year; now [in 2012] we snap up twice that many thanks to "fast fashion."— Azeen Ghorayshi usually hyphenated when used before another noun fast-fashion chains/retailers

Examples of fast fashion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fast fashion brands are lobbying hard to take the brand liability piece out of this. Julia Gall, Marie Claire, 12 Sep. 2021 The potential fast fashion moment comes after legendary costume designer Patricia Field passed on the reboot, handing the reins over to friend and former employee Molly Rogers. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, 12 Aug. 2021 There will be no room for fast fashion and there will be more room for the world of couture and that fantastical approach to fashion. Greg Emmanuel, Essence, 22 July 2021 But within a few hours, commenters criticised the video for propagating unsustainable fast fashion. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 14 July 2021 MUD Jeans offers more flexibility to its customers without doing fast fashion. Joost Van De Velde, Forbes, 2 June 2021 The role of South Asian workshops in fast fashion is well documented. CNN, 2 May 2021 Examples of sustainable living include buying products made from recycled materials, avoiding fast fashion, and making sure your home isn't overusing water and energy. Laurie Jennings, Good Housekeeping, 5 Apr. 2021 The potential fast fashion moment comes after legendary costume designer Patricia Field passed on the reboot, handing the reins over to friend and former employee Molly Rogers. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 11 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of fast fashion

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Fast fashion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fast%20fashion. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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