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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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This is a subject that fascinates me and I have already book marked lots of websites and ethical clothing companies to look into. Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? Apr 15, Claudia rated it it was amazing. For example, I didn’t even know Uzbekistan produced cotton, let alone forced teenagers to pick cotton on a massive scale.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? I was feeling downcast by the time I reached the end. Refresh and try again. Perfect for anyone who enjoyed Stacey Dooley’s documentary and wants to dig a little deeper. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are conversations with Cambodian garment workers, visits to factories in Bangladesh and west Africa and tales of forced teen labour in the cotton fields of Uzbekistan. I did not know that cotton had such a sordid back story in terms of ethics and environmental impact and it is my preferred material of choice.

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We look back on the highlights and lowlights of — weird, wacky and sometimes wonderful — for another somewhat unreliable review. Charli Williams rated it really liked it Oct 23, I just don’t like using stuff that has been owned by people I do not know and used for a long time by them.

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 really hit home and opened my eyes to the siiegle ‘fast fashion’ game. Clare Knight rated it really liked it Nov 23, This item doesn’t belong on this page.


to Die for Is Fashion Wearing out The World? by Lucy Siegle 9780007264094

In her first book, Green Living in the Urban JungleSiegle encouraged readers to adopt a greener lifestyle. The testimonies on the back cover initially lured me into a false sense of anticipation, with Vogue. Advertise Privacy Policy Contact. But Wow, this was a really fantastic book.

You’ll have to trust me when I say that nobody of vegan sensibilities will want to hear about the sorry end met by silkworms — 1, of the little critters for every metre of fabric. Neil MacGregor says the reassuring politics of prosperity has been replaced by the rhetoric and politics of identity articulated through belief.

Jan 06, Dierregi rated it it was amazing Shelves: So, what can we do? But according to Lucy Siegle’s luct book, this is just the thin end of an unsightly wedge. If you ever wondered how it is possible for high street shops to boast about weekly arrivals, it is because in developing countries a horde of semi-slaves is forced to produce whatever is considered the micro-trend of the moment the right cut or color.

There was the odd time as I read that 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 A well researched insight into the fast fashion industry and it’s hidden cost.

I found it quite interesting and informative especially the breakdown on different materials and their aiegle and ethical impact.

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

The book had to be held open by both hands and the font size was tiny. Metro Top 50 by Metro. This book will change the way you shop and how you view the ‘glamorous’ world of fashion. I also found it very compelling. With a bit of go, I can even produce an LBD that I still wear occasionally, almost 20 years since it was bought for my teen self in a Laura Ashley sale. Janine rated it it was amazing Jun 05, It is not uncommon for these people to work 12 hours shifts assembling low-quality, cheap clothes that will barely last a season.


Wow, this was a really fantastic book.

Vice is enormous, gratuitous, riotous fun, but should slapstick comedy be made from a story of atrocity? This book is dense but non-judgemental.

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? by Lucy Siegle review – The Listener

I like siegoe overall message of the book. She covers the ethical questions of workers rights, and how devastation is wrought by the use of chemicals and dyes and the resultant pollution to earth and water.

It is pucy, the first thing to do is change our perspective about fashion industry and slowly reduce our clothing purchase frequency, as what Siegle also proposes in this book.

As well as being this paper’s ethical living columnist, Siegle is a reformed fashionista.

Another thing I found interesting and worth arguing from this book is the reviews on its back page. Mar 07, Rachel Beaver rated it it was amazing. It truly boggles the mind when you take a long, hard look at the ins and outs of the whole horror show through a book such as this one.

It will definitely take a lot more thought.