Shein, Zara, and ASOS: Gen Z doesn’t know a world without fast fashion

Millions of Americans, specifically those born around or after the year 2000, have never inhabited a world without fast fashion. They became shoppers at the height of its boom: Retailers like ASOS drop at least 5,000 new styles a week, and Shein offers 700 to 1,000 new styles daily. And while these young shoppers are increasingly wary of the evils of fast fashion, they have little room to protest. They buy what’s available, and what’s available is generally fast.

This pace is a relatively modern innovation. Garment production has quietly accelerated to breakneck speeds over the past three decades, easing young and old consumers into thinking of their clothes as disposable. It began in the 1990s, so the story goes, when the founder of Zara spun the fast fashion wheel into motion. Zara abandoned the concept of fashion seasons for the thrill of constant novelty.

A confluence

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Ocado Eyed as ‘Three Bot’ Fire Disrupts Online Shopping Orders

Ocado Group (OCDDY) was on investors’ radars Monday after a “three-bot” collision caused a fire in one of the online grocery giant’s U.K. fulfillment centers, resulting in potential grocery delivery delays of up to a week.

The blaze broke out late on Friday after three robots used to handle orders collided at the Erith facility in southeast London, the company said. The warehouse can handle about 150,000 orders a week under Ocado’s joint venture with Marks & Spencer.

The “collision of three bots” used to fill orders triggered the fire, the company said. The company expects the facility to begin operating again “within the coming week” as the damage is limited to a small section of “less than 1%” of the grid.

The incident, which required about 100 firefighters and 15 fire engines to tamp down, is the second major fire to hit an Ocado warehouse in the past three

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‘More countries could be added to amber plus list’

People enjoy Pampelonne beach after France eased lockdown restrictions - but it is now on the new 'amber plus' list - AFP

People enjoy Pampelonne beach after France eased lockdown restrictions – but it is now on the new ‘amber plus’ list – AFP

Fully vaccinated British holidaymakers risk quarantine on return to the UK thanks to the Government’s creation of a new “amber plus” list which could soon include Spain and Greece.

This is the view of a number of travel experts in the wake of the fresh quarantine restrictions applied to arrivals from France late on Friday.

Today was supposed to mark the beginning of the summer for travellers who have received both vaccine doses, but there are growing concerns the Government could spring similar restrictions on other destinations.

Data analyst Tim White said there are a number of countries that could join the roster which has been dubbed the “amber plus” list.

“Luxembourg has very high incidence of the Brazilian variat, so must surely be red at least amber

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Eid al Adha 2021’s Fashion Trend Is Sustainability : NPR

Fatima Ibrahim wears Haute Hijab’s recycled chiffon hijab on Eid al-Fitr.

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Fatima Ibrahim wears Haute Hijab’s recycled chiffon hijab on Eid al-Fitr.

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This week, Muslims around the world will finally be able to debut their finest abayas, salwar kameezes, kaftans and thobes they’ve been saving in the backs of their closets for three pandemic Eids. For a growing number who have rethought their fashion choices during that time, those glitzy, intricately woven pieces will be more sustainable.

Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holiday marking the culmination of the Hajj pilgrimage, begins on July 20. And Muslim designers, noticing a demand for sustainable Eid clothing, have launched eco-friendly pieces leading up to the holiday. Muslim fashion icons, like Halima Aden and Mariah Idrissi, have likewise recently promoted sustainable fashion practices.

“The importance of sustainability and ethical practices … we do

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