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Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion - and the Future of Clothes

Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion - and the Future of Clothes (Trade Paperback / Paperback, UK Airports ed)

By Thomas, Dana

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An investigation into the damage wrought by the massive clothing industry - and the grassroots high-tech global movement fighting to reform it.

ISBN 9781789546071
Barcode 9781789546071
Published 2 September 2019 by Head of Zeus
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, UK Airports ed
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ISBN-13 9781789546071
ISBN-10 1789546079
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Head of Zeus
Imprint Head of Zeus
Publication Date 2 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, UK Airports ed
Edition UK Airports ed
Author(s) By Thomas, Dana
Category Textile Arts
Costume, Clothes & Fashion
Business Negotiation
Fashion & Beauty Industries
Applied Ecology
Sustainability
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Industrial Studies: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 338.47687
Catalogue Code 1000375

Description of this Book

An investigation into the damage wrought by the massive clothing industry - and the grassroots high-tech global movement fighting to reform it. What should I wear? It's one of the few questions we ask ourselves every day. More than ever, we are told it should be something new. In this era of fast fashion, the clothing industry produces 80 billion new garments every year and employs every sixth person on Earth. Historically, the garment trade has exploited labour, the environment, and intellectual property - and that fashion nightmare has compounded exponentially in the last two decades. We are in dire need of an entirely new human-scale model. To find that future, bestselling fashion journalist Dana Thomas has traveled the globe to discover the visionary designers and companies who are reclaiming traditional means of production and launching cutting-edge sustainable technologies to produce better fashion. Fashionopolis is first a story of capitalist excess. Thomas surveys the damage wrought by a globalized profit-hungry supply chain: sweatshop labour, ecological degradation, overconsumption, waste, and creative exhaustion. But Thomas also sees renewal in a host of developments, from 3D clothes production to clean denim processing, from smart manufacturing to hyperlocalism, from the creation of truly circular fabrics to lab-grown leather. Technology and purpose are remaking how we buy and produce clothes. From Stella McCartney and Levi's to Moda Operandi and Rent the Runway, Thomas highlights the companies big and small that are leading this new movement in fashion. We all have been casual about our clothes, and it is time to get dressed with intention. Fashionopolis is the first comprehensive look at how to start.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review PRAISE FOR DANA THOMAS: 'Thomas's message is relevant to shoppers of every stripe' New York Times, on Deluxe. 'A vivid, arresting account' Evening Standard, on Gods and Kings.

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Author's Bio

Dana Thomas is the author of Gods and Kings and the New York Times bestseller, Deluxe. She began her career writing for the Style section of the Washington Post, and she has served as a cultural and fashion correspondent for Newsweek in Paris. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times Style section and has written for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, T: The New York Times Style Magazine and Architectural Digest. In 2016, the French Minister of Culture named Thomas a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. She lives in Paris.

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