A shopper at one of the many fast-fashion retail stores in Hong Kong. Pictures: SCMP
Reflections by Wee Kek Koon
What wasteful fast-fashion retailers can learn from Chinese empress dowager
When criticised for her spending on fashion and beauty, Empress Dowager Ma promptly made changes but the same cannot be said for today’s fast-fashion retailers and shoppers, who continue to dump clothing in our landfills
Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.