Fast fashion and class
By BBC Radio 4
The argument about whether shopping "sustainably" is a privilege not everyone can afford.
People online are debating whether contestants from ITV’s Love Island should be signing mega-bucks deals with clothes companies that sell people stuff cheaply and often - so-called fast fashion. Others claim it's a bit rich for the well-off to lecture everyone else about what's in their wardrobe? We’ll look at how fast fashion got turbo-charged, see if the stats on climate change and fashion add up, explore how fashion and social class have interacted over the years, and ask if “sustainable fashion” is an oxymoron.
Presenter: Adam Fleming
Producers: Simon Maybin & Josephine Casserly
Researcher: Ellie House
Production co-ordinator: Brenda Brown
Music: Oskar Jones
Editor: Emma Rippon