Unlimited To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? - by Lucy Siegle, To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?, Lucy Siegle, To Die For Is Fashion Wearing Out the World An expose of the fashion industry written by the Observer s Ethical Living columnist portraying current practice as inhumane and environmentally devastating Siegle believes that in spite of current problems it is possible to be an ethical fashionista and she sets out her ideas on how such a situation could be achieved Unlimited To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? - by Lucy Siegle - To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?, To Die For Is Fashion Wearing Out the World An expose of the fashion industry written by the Observer s Ethical Living columnist portraying current practice as inhumane and environmentally devastating Siegle believes that in spite of current
Unlimited To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? - by Lucy Siegle - To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?, To Die For Is Fashion Wearing Out the World An expose of the fashion industry written by the Observer s Ethical Living columnist portraying current practice as inhumane and environmentally devastating Siegle believes that in spite of current
Once upon a time fashion was only for the upper class Clothes were custom made to fit the bodies of rich patrons who could pay for top quality fabric and workmanship Fashionable patters filtered down slowly, so that the lower class could copy them and produce their own clothes with lesser materials Dressmaking was slow and expensive, both for the rich and the poor For this reason quality was important Clothes and accessories were made to cherish and to last.When mass production arrived, it was w [...]
Ahh, I finally got hold of this book It s hard to find neither my library nor carries it I ordered it through Powell s shipped from the UK I wouldn t be surprised if this book s publication was actively suppressed in the U.S This book is for you if you want to know How a 20 dress at HM got to be that cheap Why we re buying clothing, not less, now that it s cheaper than ever If there are other factories like Rana Plaza in Bangladesh YES And many garment industry moguls go through the trouble of [...]
When I read Overdressed by Elizabeth Cline I was motivated to start make my own shirts again and I looked for books about the true cost of what has, aptly, been called the fast fashion industry I have never been an on trend shopper or clothing wearer My tastes have always been a bit prosaic and conservative and I have always preferred clothes that will be used for years rather than months.Learning about how and why the cost of clothes have plummeted has been areal eye opener to me and there ar [...]
Wow, this was a really fantastic book I recommend it to anyone who wears clothes Seriously, everyone should read it While it is unfortunately very UK centric in terms of the stores and brands referenced, enough of the information and concepts apply in North America that it doesn t matter And I learned that they have a different word for tank tops in the UK and clothes aren t hung from racks in the stores, they re hung from rails and I always appreciate learning something new when I read But real [...]
The blurb on the back of the book states that it peels back the layers of the global wardrobe to reveal the naked truth about the big name it brands we swear by and the cheap clothes we can t live without.I don t know about you, but the blurb on the backs of books, combined with the front cover, are the two determining factors that make me want to open and read page one, or close it and move on.That back blurb made me want to read on Immediately And I m glad that I did Because of the research ba [...]
A well researched insight into the fast fashion industry and it s hidden cost An inspiring read.Siegle has passion for environmental issues than I being concerned about the people involved in the process personally There was the odd time as I read that I started to wonder what exactly the author thought we could do as there was so much about what isn t helpful or isn t enough , and as you might expect the author writes from a rather privileged position which can occasionally blind her it would [...]
This is one of the most interesting fashion books I have read Interesting because it exposes fashion industry from another side, revealing the unseen, the unethical, and what major fashion firms have hidden from consumers The first chapters discuss about unethical conducts fashion companies do, from raw material exploitation and labor enslavement for the sake of extreme profit maximization This somehow reminds me of Eric Schlosser s Fast Food Nation The Dark Side of the All American Meal, except [...]
4.2 5I read this book because I liked Overdressed and was looking for similar books I found it quite interesting and informative especially the breakdown on different materials and their environmental and ethical impact.On one hand, I am glad that clothing has become democratized and accessible for all but on the other hand, I am appalled at the rate of our consumption When I walk in malls in south east Asia, everybody seems to be shopping every day and fast fashion stores like HM, Uniqlo are al [...]
This book made me really aware of the human and environmental cost of fast fashion I don t tend to buy that many clothes but when I do I never think of the fabric, or its dye, or how the sequins or embroidery were placed on it, or who made it, and if they get fairly and humanely treated and paid Ethical clothes shopping is confusing I have dabbled with it in the past but always gave up and went back to the high street It is hard to know where to shop for ethical fashion and it s even difficult a [...]
A reformed fast fashion lover shows how the fashion industry is not sustainable or ethical.Through data from UN reports and life risking interviews with sweat shop workers and activists, Siegle reveals the gross violations of human rights that is the foundation of the world s most popular clothing retailers She also gives a vivid account on the environmental degredation caused by the processing of man made and natural fabrics effect The best part is she offers solutions ethical retailers to buy [...]
I read this book as part of my Fashion degree, and despite reading certain tragedies in the newspaper which the fashion industry causes, this book really hit home and opened my eyes to the hideous fast fashion game This isn t a sweet novel, nor is it just another fashion coffee table book This book will change the way you shop and how you view the glamorous world of fashion I also blame this book for my dropping out of my fashion degree
Wow This book was well worth the 5 I splashed out at a clearance bookshop I got than what I paid for a completely new perspective on alllllll areas of producing clothes, and the environmental resources, animals, and exploitations of labourers that goes with it I recommend this to everyone.
Interesting look at the fashion industry Goes into how our disposable cheap clothing affects people s lives and the environment Also gives some good suggestions on making alternative, better choices.
fashionable educational, aware and a punch in the face read.
Honestly changed my outlook on the fashion industry I still get a guilty feeling buying clothes that aren t made from organic materials or produced by large fashion houses.
Great read, but I don t know how I ll ever buy clothes again It will definitely take a lot thought.
Really challenging to my head in the sand approach to where my clothes come from Serious food for thought and very well written.
Thoroughly researched well written guide to the nasty side of fashion Pretty shocking at times.