A reader asks for advice on shopping ethically and affordably.
I often hear about avoiding fast fashion because it’s better for the planet, in part because it is highly disposable and people cycle it through to the landfill too quickly. But can I feel just a little less guilty about my fast fashion if I hold on to my clothes until they wear out? I’m a budget-minded shopper, and though I can occasionally afford to buy a piece from an ethical brand, the truth is that fast fashion is what keeps me clothed. — Lesley, Syracuse, N.Y.
In 2015, one of the first documentaries on fast fashion’s impact on the planet
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