An Overview Of The Problem: John Oliver on Fast Fashion

by Alison Gerber


A few week’s back, John Oliver highlighted the perils of fast fashion on his comedy/current affairs program “Last Week Tonight.” Did you know the average American buys 64 new items of clothing a year? How can we afford to do that? And what are the consequences of that? Take a look at what he had to say below.

(Warning: this clip contains some pretty extreme language. Please don’t feel pressured to watch if you’re sensitive to that. From 6 minutes in til 14 mins is a good overview of how this plays out at Gap and it is fairly coarse-language free.)