“While the clothing retailer has steadily fed our appetite for super trendy, budget-friendly threads, the true cost of the fast-fashion giant has led activists to criticize its business model and call for change.” -Ade Onibada, BuzzFeed News
Days after the article about the working conditions in the Shein factories came out, Shein released the announcement of a Resale Platform in the US - A convenient PR cover-up. Problem is, Shein clothes are such low quality that they can only be worn a few times before being thrown away, so Resale doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
The company has also been criticized for using toxic chemicals in their clothing and stealing designs from independent fashion designers. Independent fashion designers who are often committed to sustainable fashion, like us.
The SWISH brand and the brands that Swish carries can be worn for years to come and still look and feel nice, so it will be years and years before they end up in a landfill, owners often opting to donate them to the thrift stores for someone new to love them instead.
Low cost items = low wages for the workers making them, low quality, and a huge negative environmental impact.
“Sure, the appeal of buying affordable clothing may be attractive to some, but do you know the price of what you're purchasing?” - Ava Gilchrist, ELLE Australia
At Swish Apparel, we want to help you find what makes YOU feel beautiful and confident, no matter what size you are. The Swishified experience is our passion and making others feel empowered is our joy.