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To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World?
  

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World? (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ePub edition)

By Siegle, Lucy

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An expose on the fashion industry written by the Observer's 'Ethical Living' columnist, examining the environmentally devastating and inhumanely shocking story behind the clothes we so casually buy and wear.

ISBN 9780007264094
Barcode 9780007264094
Published 2 May 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, ePub edition
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ISBN-13 9780007264094
ISBN-10 0007264097
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate Ltd
Publication Date 2 May 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By Siegle, Lucy
Category Costume, Clothes & Fashion
Ethical Issues & Debates
Fashion & Beauty Industries
The Environment
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 370g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 338.47687
Catalogue Code 48169

Description of this Book

An expose on the fashion industry written by the Observer's 'Ethical Living' columnist, examining the environmentally devastating and inhumanely shocking story behind the clothes we so casually buy and wear. Taking particular issue with our current mania for both big-name labels and cheap fashion, To Die For sets an agenda for the urgent changes that can and need to be made by both the industry and the consumer. Far from outlining a future of drab, ethical clothing, Lucy Siegle believes that it is indeed possible to be an 'ethical fashionista', simply by being aware of how and where (and by whom) clothing is manufactured. Coming at a time when the fashion industry is being pressured to demand better practice, To Die For offers a very plausible and timely vision of how green really could be the new black. Siegle uses examples of recent must-have items, from designer sunglasses to the ubiquitous military jacket, working out the 'fashion miles' that each component has travelled, as well as examining the humanitarian and economical issues attached to each item like an invisible label.She also sets herself the challenge of revolutionising her wardrobe and wearing clothes that offend neither the ethically aware nor the fashion-conscious.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

By Lucy Siegle

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