It only seemed fitting that we chose Lucy Siegle 'DO DIE FOR' book to launch the FASHION TALKS Book Club.
Lucy Siegle is the trailblazer for opening up the biggest can of worms of our fashion industry so much so in the beginning the industry shunned her for her unearthing their dirty secrets. Also 'TO DIE FOR' celebrates its tenth anniversary!If you've already read this book, doesn't matter, it's always a great one to go back to. Firstly, it reminds us why we are all embarked on this journey and secondly it's still packed with so much knowledge as is as relevant now as it was when it was first published. If you haven't read this book, it's a great place to start when it comes to ethical fashion as it will make you want to find even more answers to the questions you've been asking along the way.
An expose on the fashion industry, Lucy Siegle examines 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.
Lucy Siegle is an independant writer, British journalist, TV Presenter & Author who specialises in Environmental Issues and Sustainability. She is an authority on the environmental and social footprint of the global fashion industry through her book To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World? and as producer of Netflix feature documentary The True Cost. She also co-founded the Green Carpet Challenge with Livia Firth.
Over 14 years she has honed her expertise as the Observer and Guardian’s eco agony aunt and is well known on British TV for bringing the problem of single use plastic to widespread attention. Her recent publication is; Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (and you) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again.
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