Could this book be the unravelling of our fashion industry?

16 Aug

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World by Lucy SiegleI am currently just over halfway through Lucy Siegle’s book To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? and already I feel the need to tell everyone about it. Written in easily managed bite-sized-chunks, the book is a thorough and shocking dissection of our fashion industry. Having thought I was pretty much up to speed on its pitfalls To Die For is proving that there’s far more to the business of being ‘on-trend’ than I initially thought. Siegle presents evidence of distressing unethical practices and serious environmental damage that our Western fast-fashion culture has (not always unwittingly) encouraged. Although this book isn’t a particularly light read, it is well written, accessible and gripping at times. It swings wide the glittering doors of one of the West’s biggest commercial machines that most do not usually see behind, and will almost certainly make you think twice about picking up a so-called ‘bargain’ next time you’re on the high-street.

Click here buy To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? by Lucy Siegle

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One Response to “Could this book be the unravelling of our fashion industry?”

  1. dublo August 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    The fashion industry is arguably the least responsible, the least ethical industry in the world. From the chemicals used in synthetics production, the questionable conditions in which certain garments are produced, to the disposal in land fill of the unwanted left overs and the treatment of the models that sell the clothes to us, the fashion industry hides its often dubious practices behind a veneer of glamour. Good to see there is a book that has decided to lift the veil.

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