Snarky TV show host John Oliver recently made valid arguments against fast fashion. The Brit argued that companies like Gap and Walmart claim to have no knowledge of overseas factories. They say they do not realize that their workers are producing cheap garments in harsh conditions. Plus, many workers are underage which also proves further concern at the lack of responsibility many retailers provide. Cheap clothes drive sales and better numbers for the bottom line. However, what is worth the bottom line if people are dying because of it? John Oliver shows how inconsistent the arguments are from the heads of H&M, Forever 21, Gap and Walmart just to name a few.
In fact, they might apologize and feign innocence about the working conditions, but that does not keep the cold hard truth from emerging. AnastasiaDate noted that these companies still hire factories in questionable conditions to work for them. They make thousands of garments each day for wealth Westerns to wear maybe once. Children are making clothes for children halfway across the world that will be easily outgrown in a month’s time. Something has to be done to stop these factories from hiring workers who are not of age.