There is indeed a way to make a huge impact against exploitive production and that is to buy fewer garments, buy better quality, coordinate your purchases so you have more outfits from that limited number of pieces and keep your clothes longer.
I have been working as a wardrobe consultant for 27 years and wrote the book that is used to train new consultants at FIT in New York. I consistently find that my clients own 2–3 times more clothes than they need or can even wear, and are amazed at how much more easily they can get beautifully dressed with fewer pieces in their closet.
When we cease to reward producers of throw-away, fast fashion trends they will have no choice but to stop making them. We all vote with our dollars every day.