And they said it’d never last. Check out this article for a writer’s fresh perspective on an H&M blouse that defied all odds
[And they said it would never last ](https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/and-they-said-it-would-never-last/amp)
As I get older, I have increasingly found myself shunning fast fashion, for ethical and quality reasons. Although it’s true that a lot of their clothes aren’t meant to last the test of time, this article served as a check for my elitist thinking.
I could feel holier than thou purchasing a reformation dress, grana silk top, or Eileen Fisher linen pants… or I could check my privilege and realize that judging every article of clothes that come from these fast fashion retailers aren’t all terrible quality. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to have the choice to not have to shop there anymore, but for the majority of women in America, that isn’t an option. The fact that the writer’s shirt lasted for so many years and was reworn so many times, striked me. The shirt doesn’t have to cost over $60 to be built to last. And it also serves as a reminder that fast fashion can be part of minimalist lifestyle that’s accessible to women from all income levels.
The true problem for me is my consumption of the amount of clothing, a true cost to the environment independent of clothing brand. I feel like most of my clothing will probably be donated because I’m bored of the style rather than because it was worn to death.
What do you guys think of the article?