Lucy Siegle’s look of the fashion industry is a chilling exposé, says Hephzibah Anderson. by Lucy Siegle is ushering in a new epoch for the fashion industry, To Die For offers a very plausible vision of how green could really be the new black. Lucy Siegle is a British journalist and television presenter who To Die For is not an entertaining read, however, and I am sure there are many.
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The book had to be held open by both hands and the font size was tiny. See details for additional description. Dec 19, Boiling rated it really liked it.
No ratings or reviews yet. Dressmaking was slow and expensive, both for the rich and the poor.
Goes into how our fo cheap clothing affects people’s lives and the environment. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.
I recommend it to anyone who wears clothes. Jul 15, Belinda rated it it was amazing. Perfect for anyone who enjoyed Stacey Dooley’s documentary and wants to dig a little deeper. There was the odd time as I read that I started ide wonder what exactly the author thought we could do as there was so much about what isn’t helpful or isn’t enoughand as you might expect the author writes from a rather privileged position which can occasionally blind A well researched insight into the fast fashion industry and it’s hidden cost.
to Die for Is Fashion Wearing out The World? by Lucy Siegle 9780007264094
I was especially interested to learn about why and how the cost of cashmere clothing has become a rock bottom bargain rather than the luxury fiber that I grew up with.
Naroa rated it liked it Jan 16, Dropping off a bag of her old clothes with the designers at Junky Styling in London’s Brick Lane in the East End, she returns a couple of days later to reclaim a made-to-measure cocktail dress. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Skip to main content. Seriously, everyone should read it. It’s hard to find; neither my library nor Amazon carries it.
To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? by Lucy Siegle review – The Listener
As I found out: Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on sieglf over last 90 days. Learning about how and why the cost of clothes have plummeted has been areal eye-opener to When I read “Overdressed” by Elizabeth Cline I was motivated to start make my own shirts again and I looked for more books about the true cost of what has, aptly, been called the “fast fashion” industry.
The best part is she offers solutions; diegle retailers to b A reformed fast fashion lover shows how the fashion industry is not sustainable or ethical. The author got interested in fast fashion because she writes a column about green living and like most of us, considered only the environmental footprint left by food consumption. Fashionable patters filtered down slowly, so that the lower class could copy them and produce their own clothes with lesser materials. Cotton, wool and leather are all chemically treated to produce accessories and clothes.
Siegle comes up with some suggestions for getting rid of unethical fashion sieegle whose designing, sourcing, and manufacturing cycle don’t harm labor and the sustainability of the ecosystem, don’t damage the environment, don’t use hazardous chemical substances, and don’t involve animal crueltyby paying dke premium for ethical fashion, and purchasing pre-loved clothes.
Through data from UN reports and life risking interviews with yo shop workers and activists, Siegle reveals the gross violations of human rights that is the foundation of the world’s most popular clothing retailers.
Siegle also confronts luxury labels, particularly those promoting animal-based products. I have dabbled with it in sieegle 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 difficul This book made me really aware of the human and environmental cost of fast fashion.
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 sie hit home and opened my eyes to the hideous ‘fast fashion’ game.
This book takes us on an interesting journey. Because of the research-based and journalistic style of this book, I found it very credible.
To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? By Lucy Siegle — review
Paying a premium may be the best idea, but can only be done by those with good income level, yet clothing is basically a primary need. They are ill fitting, low value garments, of declining quality. This isn’t a sweet novel, nor is it just another fashion coffee table book. Jun 29, Amy rated it it was amazing. This book made me really aware of the human and environmental cost of fast fashion.
To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? – Lucy Siegle – Google Books
Siegle is both friendly We know the horror story behind our clothes, and yet we shrug – perhaps guiltily, but still – and carry on, myself very much included. There was the odd time as I read sieg,e 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 enoughand as you might expect the author writes from a rather privileged position which can occasionally blind her it would seem to the difficulty of actually having a budget – she writes frequently of her own purchases and she can rest assured she has a lot of buying power compared to your average consumer.
We’re aware that the nimble needlework of children has been found in high street shops, that seas have died satisfy aiegle cotton addiction and that sweatshops are far from being a thing of the past. Not much of the cotton I own is organic or fair trade, and what use is a “made in Italy” label if it’s attached to a pair of heels which have been made by migrant labour with leather whose creation is helping to destroy the Amazon rainforest?