It was hard to get into this article, since the beginning reads like it’s written by someone whose historical knowledge goes back no more than 150 years, tops. Totally distracted me from the main argument. I kind of wish it had focused more on how globalization is the main game-changer, and less about the general inferiority of modern life to some amorphous fairytale golden age.
It’s too bad, because this is a great topic for discussion otherwise. I’m in favor of the shift away from “fast fashion” for many of the same reasons the article posits, and a few of my own. (It’d be nice to own clothing I didn’t have to repair after the first wearing, for one!)posted about 5 years ago