A shopper at one of the many fast-fashion retail stores in Hong Kong. Pictures: SCMP A shopper at one of the many fast-fashion retail stores in Hong Kong. Pictures: SCMP
A shopper at one of the many fast-fashion retail stores in Hong Kong. Pictures: SCMP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

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

A shopper at one of the many fast-fashion retail stores in Hong Kong. Pictures: SCMP A shopper at one of the many fast-fashion retail stores in Hong Kong. Pictures: SCMP
A shopper at one of the many fast-fashion retail stores in Hong Kong. Pictures: SCMP
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Wee Kek Koon

Wee Kek Koon

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.