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Dark Sides of fast fashion

What are the dark sides of fast fashion? Today’s world is certainly characterised by speed. Fast food, fast delivery and also fast fashion. Although there are only 4 seasons in a year, some of the largest and most famous low-priced fashion stores continuously release new designs and products. However, there is a downside to this nippy service, of which we do not often see the dangers.

The Museum Europäischer Kulturen reflects this in their exhibition by talking about the dark sides of fashion and the best way to improve it. This is because fashion, like most of the things around us, has become disposable and is constantly evolving. But what price do we pay to benefit from this?

To be able to sell so many goods at such a low price, there must be something going on which doesn’t immediately spring into the eyes. In fact, such problems have unfortunately emerged too often in recent years. In short, the weakest and poorest in our society pay the price. Women, children and animals are all amongst the parts of the population who suffer most from the cheap sales of clothing. They work long hours, and get little in return.

Exhibition – Dark sides of fashion

In Berlin, you can visit “Fast Fashion. The Dark Sides of Fashion”. This is an exhibition that reflects on fashion and its background, the environmental impact and the exploitation of the workforce who make the sales possible.

The exhibition is currently available at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen, until 02.08.2020,  and includes a section dedicated to low cost fashion. The goal is to focus on the negative aspect that is constantly hiding behind the advantages of fashion, the environmental impact and the waste that the production of clothing can cause. In addition to this, innovative proposals and attempts to try to reduce and solve the problem are always coming into play. It could be a good opportunity to talk about an important topic and learn something new.

Moreover, the museum organises various events such as culture days, where you can approach different European cultures through shows, exhibitions and projections.

So, are you interested in an event like this one?

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