Fast Fashion In The 1700's And Today

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In today’s world, a lot of fast fashion is made pretty cheap. In the book, Sugar Changed The World, a description of slavery and the issue with sugar in the 18th and 19th centuries is displayed. In the movie True Cost, a description on the world of fast fashion today and the worker issues and production of the clothes are displayed, which are very similar to those of the sugar world. Producers do as much as they can to get work done at a cheap price, not thinking of the true cost on the workers. With sugar back in the 16th and 17th century, workers were treated similarly. When it comes down to sugar in the 1700’s-1800’s, it was a very dark time. Back then, plantation owners did whatever they could to get money and not have to spend very much either. As a result, hundreds of slaves on one plantation will be put to non-stop, sufferable work with no pay as they work in the fields and the factories to produce the sugar. These slaves were treated worse than they’d ever been before, most getting little amounts of sleep and almost no …show more content…

With sugar and fast fashion, the products are created from hundreds of exhausted workers working in revolting and hazardous work places. The workers are treated like slaves, or they are slaves, and they all live in poverty. The plantation owners or fast fashion producers don’t care for their workers health or financial issues. They just care that they don’t have to pay much and they get plenty of money. With consumers, we know of the environment and issues with the products we consume, sugar back then and fast fashion clothing today, but we chose to ignore it, as we want it so bad. We’re only hearing of what happens, not seeing it, which leads us to believe it’s not a big deal. When we continue to buy these products, we’re encouraging the inhumane treatment of the workers who make what we

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