The History of Fast Fashion: How did this system take over?

with Aja Barber

Filed under:

Regenerative Economics

This presentation contains ASL interpretation

What does capitalism, colonialism, social media, feminism, and racism have to do with the fashion industry? Author, advocate, and speaker, Aja Barber dissects how systems of power directly influence our purchase habits and buying attitudes. How did we begin exploiting people to stay trendy? What’s social media’s role in this phenomenon? Who’s really affected by our addiction to consumption? Join us for a deep dive into the history, origins, and consequences of fast fashion and where we can go from here.

Photo of

Aja Barber

Aja Barber is a writer, stylist and consultant whose work deals with the intersections of sustainability and the fashion landscape. Their work builds heavily on ideas behind privilege, wealth inequality, racism, feminism, colonialism and how to fix the fashion industry with all these things in mind.

You might also be interested in:

Q&A: Ask Me Anything with Aja Barber, Liz Ricketts, Céline Semaan, Dounia Wone

Regenerative Economics