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Fast Fashion: Why New Clothes are Kinda Garbage on Zoom

2024-07-18 19:00:00 2024-07-18 20:30:00 America/New_York Fast Fashion: Why New Clothes are Kinda Garbage on Zoom Hear from Amanda McCarty, host of the Clotheshorse podcast and fashion industry veteran, in this Zoom webinar as they break down the hidden reasons that new clothing is kinda garbage. MHL Virtual Programs -

Thursday, July 18
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-18 19:00:00 2024-07-18 20:30:00 America/New_York Fast Fashion: Why New Clothes are Kinda Garbage on Zoom Hear from Amanda McCarty, host of the Clotheshorse podcast and fashion industry veteran, in this Zoom webinar as they break down the hidden reasons that new clothing is kinda garbage. MHL Virtual Programs -

Hear from Amanda McCarty, host of the Clotheshorse podcast and fashion industry veteran, in this Zoom webinar as they break down the hidden reasons that new clothing is kinda garbage.

Have you noticed that new clothes just aren't as good as they used to be? From low quality synthetic fabrics to zippers that are a problem from the very first wear to lack of detail and poor fit...new clothes are kinda garbage these days. The low quality and short lifespan of this clothing is creating an environmental and ethical crisis for the planet and its people. 

Why are these clothes just so bad?

Amanda Lee McCarty (she/they) wanted to be an art teacher, but somehow ended up with a career in fashion that began as a seasonal part-time sales associate in the fitting rooms at a fast fashion retailer. They have worked in the buying departments of some of the most iconic (fast fashion) brands, where they saw the “fast fashion-ification” of the entire industry play out. Her employers bought stuff faster and faster. The product was cheaper and cheaper. And the quality/fit was worse and worse, year after year.

Two weeks into the pandemic, Amanda lost their job working for a rental brand owned by a large fast fashion company.  Then they realized their mission: to decode and demystify the fashion industry.

Amanda is currently working as a consultant, small business coach, content creator, and rabble rouser. They are host of Clotheshorse and the co-host of The Department, a podcast about trends and taste. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library.

It will be recorded and a link to the recording will be shared with everyone who registers. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Library Program--Adults |

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