On April 21st, the FTC issued a press release stating that Fashion Nova will pay a $9.3 million settlement, as it deceived customers about its shipping policy and issued store credit rather than the refunds that customers were entitled to.
It’s been just under a month since I started studying fashion law. In so many words, it’s been eye-opening. I read up to 400 pages a week. I spend hours each day studying until my eyes can no longer stand to stay open.
This past month was my first time being in NYC for Fashion Week and being able to attend events. I purposely avoided them. I couldn’t do it.
In this past month, I’ve learned so much. I’ve studied the superficial parts of the fashion industry alongside the selfless parts. For some reason, I find myself obsessing over both.
I’ve noticed that people are starting to refer to fast fashion as if it’s a good thing and I’m not sure why.
Companies are constantly pushing out cheap, quick products. As a consumer, that means two things:
- You’re constantly encouraged to buy more products throughout the year; you’re constantly spending money and tempted to throw out older/off-trend clothing.
- You’re falling for it.
This Fashionista article was fairly intriguing. Brands are starting to capitalize on the fact that people always want to wear what’s trendy; it’s a bonus if it’s cheap.
Do you know where your clothes come from? Of course, they came from Fashion Nova or H&M–maybe even Nordstrom. But do you know who made them?
Most people don’t. A lot of the larger corporations aren’t transparent when it comes to their supply chain. I try my best to not shop fast fashion and about 90% of the clothing I’ve bought in the past year was either ethically made or purchased second hand.