Thanks to my friend Joe Lewis for this…”Should #TheStopClothesShoppingForAMonthChallenge be a real thing?”, he pondered on his Facebook page. Joe, who is a Toronto-based Canadian Textile Artist, went on to note what he perceives to be the potential catalyst for a proposed new “viral challenge”. Paraphrasing, his idea was this, “Apparently the average customer of fast-fashion chains average multiple visits/purchases a week. Caused by a combo of addiction, price, merchandise that goes out of style hourly and that can’t survive a first wash or, occasionally, first wear. Fast-Fashion-Shopping addiction is a growing phenomenon and occasionally cheaper then eating at Mickey D’s.” Other campaigns, like #BuyNothingDay and #BuyNothingNew, seem to have gained some traction on social media of late so, why not #TheStopClothesShoppingForAMonthChallenge?
Is this something you deal with in your life or perhaps something you see in a friend or family member? In your opinion, is “Fast-Fashion-Shopping addiction” a real thing that needs to be addressed?