Australia is the second largest consumer of new textiles after the US and 85% of this ends up at the tip every year. Not only is the fashion industry incredibly wasteful, it is very frequently unethical. Workers are underpaid and commonly children. Working usually 7 days a week, the average day in most manufactory countries is 14-16 hours. On top of that, the working conditions are unsafe leading to over 1000 deaths in the last 10 years. While the perils of fast-fashion are known to most people, the industry still thrives. This upcoming year, i pledge to purchase from zero fast fashion stores. I will buy second-hand and if I must purchase new clothes they will be from transparent, ethical and sustainable brands. My aim with this step is to slow down my wardrobe and fight for the planet and garment workers.