VIP Class Notes (Ally)[W]

Vocabulary

instinct – first natural thought

ie. It is a natural instinct to be closer to pretty people.

upper-class/elite – shangliu shehui

ie. This hotel is for upper-class people/ the upper-class.

variety – range of

ie. Always use a variety of sentence structures for your writing.

Grammar

leads to– daozhi

ie. Bad manufacturing habits lead to pollution.

lead – lingxian

ie. He is in the lead for this race.

make do – jiangjiu

ie. Don’t always buy new things – make do with what you have.

Writing

Fast fashion is familiar to us, as we all know, Zara, H&M, GAP etc. can be found everywhere. Fast fashion is defined as “quick turnarounds” and “lower price”. Globalization/Globalisation make it possible that attire/clothes are made in countries where labor is cheap. Fast fashion cause consumers consider their grab/clothes are disposable and replaceable with something on-trend, which bring 2 serious problems.
First is environment cost, manufacturing any kind of textile (纺织物) cost resource, for example, synthetic fibres cause more carbon footprint than nature fibres, however nature fibres cost more nature resource which perhaps influence future environment. Second is fast fashion push company and manufacture speed up, which lead high pressure and high workload to workers. Most of the manufacture located in developing countries where labor is cheaper, worker are paid salary/wages that inefficient for living. And they work in a poorly equipped condition. But most developing countries experienced this period, like China has a serious air pollution, now still influence people, the government can’t change this in a short time under keeping GDP grows.

So, one organization named Environmental Audit Committee proposed eighteen recommendations to UK government, for example, increasing tax on purchases, funding for recycling, introducing more sewing lessons in school to encourage young people make do and mend which I think this is useless.

Fast fashion is familiar to us, and as we all know, Zara, H&M, GAP etc. can be found everywhere. Fast fashion is defined as “quick turnarounds” and “lower price items”. Globalization/Globalisation make it possible that attire/clothes are made in countries where labor is cheap. Fast fashion cause consumers to consider their grabs/clothes are disposable and replaceable with something on-trend, which causes 2 serious problems.
First is the environmental cost. Manufacturing any kind of texitile (纺织物) costs resources. For example, synthetic fibres cause more carbon footprint than natural fibres, however natural fibres cost more natural resources which perhaps influences the future environment. Secondly, fast fashion pushes companies and manufacturers to speed up, which leads to high pressure and high workload for workers. Most of manufacturers are located in developing countries where labor is cheaper, and workers are paid salaries/wages that are inefficient for living. And they work in poorly equipped conditions. But most developing countries went through this period. For example, China has a serious air pollution problem, which still influences people. The Chinese government can’t change this in a short time while maintaining GDP growth.

So, one organization named The Environmental Audit Committee proposed eighteen recommendations to the UK government. Some of these recommendations include increasing tax on purchases, funding for recycling, introducing more sewing lessons in school to encourage young people to make do with what they already have, which I think is useless.