Economic and Social Council

-The exploitation of human rights caused by fast fashion companies

     With considerably low prices and high accessibility, fast fashion companies have taken over the world. The clothes are always trendy and thus they need to be replaced with clothes that fit new fashion trends. But low prices and high-fashion come with consequences. They are produced by workers in sweatshops who get a low income for long hours in order to keep up with the high demand. Some work 100 hours a week to gain an amount of money that isn’t nearly enough to support their families. Many aren’t even able to have lunch breaks. As many of the laborers are women, and many of the clothes are produced in countries with Male-dominated societies, employers can promote physical, verbal, and sexual harm.