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Take a minute to learn about ‘fast fashion’

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SalArmyStoreSignThe website Online MBA is a resource for people interested in pursuing an MBA and need some help finding the right program.

On their site they have short videos – called One Minute MBAs – that explore the business concepts students will learn about in school.

One of their recent 60 second videos deals with an issue that interests us at The Salvation Army: “fast fashion”.

Fast Fashion is defined as clothing and accessories that reflect current fashion trends, but uses less-expensive materials so the items can be offered at affordable prices.

The challenge of fast fashion is that it produces 2 million tons of waste each year. Keeping up with all the latest trends means that items aren’t made to last more than a couple of years so much of it will end up in a landfill.

Here’s a 60 second MBA on fast fashion from the folks at Online MBA:

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What can you do to keep from clogging landfills with inexpensive clothing? Thrifting! (You knew I was going to say that, didn’t you?)

Yes, shopping at a Salvation Army store once in awhile for well-made clothing and accessories at VERY affordable prices will spare our landfills the extra stress of your fast fashion purchases. And, you’ll be buying one-of-a-kind clothing that you won’t see on your friends at school or colleagues at work the next day. That’s a good thing!

But best of all, everything you donate to or buy from a Salvation Army Family Store helps us change lives for those in need of no-fee, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Find a store, drop-off location or Adult Rehabilitation Center by using the zip finder on our website.

Thanks to our friends at Online MBA for the quick education on an important topic. We appreciate it!

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