Whether you realize it or not, you’ve come in contact with fast fashion. But if you need a refresher, the phrase refers to clothing and accessories that are designed to reflect current industry trends, yet are produced using less expensive materials to ensure a lower price tag. Uniqlo. H&M. Urban Outfitters. For the last two decades, clothing retailers like these have popularized fast fashion for everyday consumers. However, not everyone is a huge fan of the trend. Take a closer look.

And if you missed it, NPR did a special series on fast fashion earlier this year.