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Make Fashion Fast Again

Marisa Lopez

"Fashion Sketches"

Austin Yackle

The following piece is a satirical news article—a style of fiction that pretends

to report the news in an attempt to criticize something in real life.

Los Angeles – Rumors have been circling that fast fashion companies such as HeOut, G&N, and Xara, are having to raise their prices after breaking labor laws. These companies say they are being forced to raise their prices to accommodate employees and are facing backlash over inflated prices. 


Workers and customers took to the internet to voice their opinions. More than 100,000 people on social media spoke out about the inconvenience with the hashtag “make fashion fast again.” 


HeOut worker, Mimi Smit said, “I was just given a raise from $0.25 to $0.27 and have only lost three fingers, so I’m luckier than the rest. I’m sorry to the customers who were wronged. And no, my boss did not tell me to say this.


Customers also expressed concerns about rising prices. One user posted to social media saying, “I can’t believe I’m going to have to pay more than $3 for a whole new wardrobe just because some kids are losing limbs. They could sew better.” 


Another said, “This is horrible. Cancel these companies for paying their workers.” The owner of the multimillion-dollar company HeOut, Don Quin, released a statement and confirmed the situation last week. Quin stated, “Our company prides itself in being fair employers. To our customers: trust me, we have to pay our workers, I already checked. I am so sorry to all of our customers for the inconvenience. We will make sure their 18-hour days are spent producing as much product as possible.” 


At the time, the companies were boycotted because of the $1 increase in items. Now our team reports people are rushing to fill up their carts after a new sale on HeOut emerged called the “Buy One Get 100 Free Sale” following their new deal with their workers promising to provide them water during the day in exchange for no pay.

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