Extinction Rebellion Hosts Their Own Impactful Runway Show

Long gone are the days of handmade fashion and tailor-made outfits. Fast fashion has taken over, with stores like Forever 21, Zara, and H&M offering trendy, inexpensive clothing that is constantly circulating. New items, frequently inspired by high-end designers, come in all the time, and it’s not uncommon to see styles changing by the week, reflective of whatever is popular at the moment.

You can get shirts for under $20, and it’s incredibly rare to see an item over $50 at places like Forever 21. The fashion industry is known to have deeply negative impacts on our environment, from water pollution to heavy water consumption to microfibers in our ocean.

With those facts, in addition to the chemicals it causes to pollute our earth and its heavy waste accumulation, it’s no surprise so many people stand up for their beliefs that the environmental damage caused by the fashion industry needs to stop.

Recently, a group of people against fast-fashion, who call themselves Extinction Rebellion, attended the Oxford Circus and caused onlookers to come to a complete pause when they protested against climate change, something fast-fashion is known to cause. The activist group walked in outfits highlighting the fashion industry’s negative impact on the environment.

For more information on the catwalk against fast-fashion, check out the video above.