Gabriella Simte.

Gabby Simte is a 23-year-old graphic designer based in Chandler, Arizona. Her love for digital art led her to discover the world of design and eventually attend Arizona State University to complete a B.S. in Visual Communication Design. During her junior year, she obtained an internship at a company called NOCO, in which she found a passion for branding and layout design. Gabby is excited about what the future holds for her as a designer, and she hopes to use her skills to create designs that not only look beautiful but serve a purpose.

Fast Fashion Waste

Environment / Human Rights

Fast fashion has become one of the most readily available and affordable outlets for buying clothes. In the industry, trendy clothes are produced at breakneck speed to meet consumer demand. Shoppers buy the newest styles on the market as quickly as possible, only to discard them when they are no longer in season. Garments produced under these methods are monetarily cheaper, but come with dire consequences.

Overproduction and consumption have both made fast fashion into one of the largest polluters in the world. The industry has inflicted extensive damage to the planet, exploitation of human rights, as well as harm to animals and the environment. By buying less and repurposing fabric materials, we can extend the life of clothes and fight against fast fashion waste.