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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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And I learned that they have a different word for tank tops in the UK and clothes aren’t hung from racks in the stores, they’re hung from rails and I always siehle learning something new when I read!

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? By Lucy Siegle — review

Not much of the cotton I own sisgle 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? This book takes us on an interesting journey. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I wish it were bigger. But our bulimic passion for fashion is symptomatic of a broader malaise. I found it quite interesting and informative especially the breakdown on different materials and their environmental and ethical impact.

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Really interesting and well researched book. Throughout lcy, with and away from the book, I was thinking, looking things up, reconsidering, strategising. Honestly changed my outlook on the fashion industry. This book will change the way you shop and how you pucy the ‘glamorous’ world of fashion.

It was raining heavily, and as the young woman proceeded down Oxford Street one of them broke around the handles and folded cotton flopped onto the pavement. Jan 20, Teresa rated it really liked it Shelves: Has given me food sjegle thought in many areas.


And if everyone read this book and applied the things she suggests, we could actually make a difference and avert the disaster that fast fashion is forcing the world toward.

Overall worth the time and definitely a book that will change lufy way you think at least about your clothing My tastes have always been a bit more prosaic and conservative and I have always preferred clothes that will be used for years rather than months.

This book illustrates very clearly the environmental and ethical crimes committed in the name of profit. People who bought this also bought.

This is one of the most interesting fashion books I have read. Feb 01, Claire rated it really liked it. RowlingHardcover I still get a guilty feeling buying clothes that aren’t made from organic materials or produced by ot fashion houses. Also, I do not really see good thrift finds here.

Apr 26, ah li rated it it was amazing. Having surveyed human society through its objects, celebrated art historian Neil MacGregor explores the enduring power of belief and ritual. Return to Book Page. May 31, Gervy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is how we begin to effect change as a whole, and we have to, because fast fashion has a body count like a world war and is determined to add to that the planet itself.

Fashion and elegance do not even enter into the picture. I don’t tend to buy that many clothes but when I do I never think of the fabric, or its dye, or how the sequins or embroidery were placed on it, or who made it, and if they get fairly and humanely treated and paid. Jun 18, Anita Roberts rated it really liked it Shelves: Be the first to write a review.

The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. And many garment industry mog Ahh, I finally got hold of this book. In her first book, Green Living in the Urban JungleSiegle encouraged readers to adopt a greener lifestyle.

On the final page, however, she sieglf herself some love for a garment.

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But, hey, to hate fashion industry is nearly impossible, because you live with their products, so you directly contribute to their money-making processes.


The Dark Side of the All-American Meal lucj, except that Siegle explores not only fast fashion industry, but overall fashion world.

Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? For instance, cotton is a crop that grows mostly in Africa. Lists with This Book.

An expose of the fashion industry written by the Observer’s ‘Ethical Living’ columnist, portraying current practice as inhumane and environmentally devastating. Jan 06, Dierregi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 25, Viv JM rated it really liked it Shelves: A reformed fast fashion lover shows how the fashion industry is not sustainable or ethical. Surely we can all at least give some consideration to the way that we spend our clothing dollars.

The best part is she offers solutions; ethical retailers to b A reformed fast fashion lover shows how the fashion industry is not sustainable or ethical. 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. Vogue’s Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour is famous for her signature fur coats, and not to mention fashion items shown on every single spread in the magazine are most likely to be unethical too.

Harry Potter Years by J. Fashionable patters filtered down slowly, so that the lower class could copy them and produce their own clothes with lesser materials. Learning about how and why the cost of clothes have plummeted has been areal eye-opener to me and there are societal costs that I really have never thought about before reading this book.