In the US, student loan payments resume in September, for reals this time (we think. probably. we'll see). You ready? Maybe it's time for a higher paying social impact job so you can make a dent on those loans without sacrificing Sunday brunch.
Here's what we got on tap for you today
Meme of the Week
How Does CSR Drive Positive Social Impact?
Are you looking to better understand the role of Corporate Social Responsibility in driving positive social impact? This blog post is for you.
Article of the Week
Don't Be Clueless About Fast Fashion
Whassup Impact Jobbers, we are totally buggin' about fast fashion and the plethora of human rights violations and environmental disasters that come with this industry. Actually, fast fashion is old news, because now we’ve got ultra-fast fashion and real-time fashion, which are new ways to shop that make clothes seem like they appear in our closets out of thin air.
But they don’t, of course. It only takes five seconds of Googling to learn about the detriment that brands like Shein and Uniqlo wreck on the environment.
So does that mean that consumers should be shamed for shopping from convenient fashion brands?
Hey, it’s fast fashion’s world, we’re just living in it.
JK that’s a pretty bleak stance to take, when there actually ARE things consumers can do to divest away from these brands, like shopping sustainable/ethical brands instead or shopping secondhand. Of course, these options require extra time and resources than clicking “buy now” on a $5 Amazon bucket hat.
Bottom line, massive change needs to come from the fashion industry itself, and while consumer choices do have a huge impact on the industry, the entire system needs a makeover from the inside out.
We appreciate this interview with a sustainable fashion leader on the changes his brand is making to improve the industry as a whole. This article on Gen-Z's relationship to fast fashion was a good read too.
The most important thing is to not be clueless about fast fashion and its impact. No matter where you get your clothes, choose items you love and want to keep in your closet for a long time. Cause who cares about outfit repeating when you’re rollin’ with the homies?