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Watch | Yes, Fast Fashion Is Problematic. But What Are the Alternatives?

Exorbitant pricing of sustainable fabrics is still a big hurdle in the developing world.

In the third and final episode of The Wire‘s series in partnership with The ReFashion Hub, we try to break down why solutions to put checks on water-polluting textile industries in India have failed. By taking the example of another textile hub – Tiruppur – we explain how the lack of policy regulation and shoddy implementation has affected lives.

We also take a look at how sustainable fashion brands are trying to make difference, but how the exorbitant pricing of sustainable fabrics is still a big hurdle in the developing world.

You’ve tuned to a three-part series on how fast-fashion clothing is harming day-to-day lives in the developing world. The production of this series has been made possible by The ReFashion Hub. In this series, we explain what is fast-fashion, why you may really not need those sweatshirt shorts you just ordered from an online store, and what each of us can do to clean our fashion footprint in the world. Watch parts one and two.

Narrator: Bahar Dutt
Script writers: Shreya Kalra and Naomi Barton
Producer: Pawanjot Kaur
Video editor and animator: Pawan Raghwani
Science editor: Vasudevan Mukunth