Fashionopolis Fashionopolis

Fashionopolis

Why What We Wear Matters

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Publisher Description

*NYTBR Paperback Row Selection * The Independent's Best Fashion Book on Sustainability*

An investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform it


What should I wear? It’s one of the fundamental questions we ask ourselves every day. More than ever, we are told it should be something new. Today, the clothing industry churns out 80 billion garments a year and employs every sixth person on Earth. Historically, the apparel trade has exploited labor, the environment, and intellectual property—and in the last three decades, with the simultaneous unfurling of fast fashion, globalization, and the tech revolution, those abuses have multiplied exponentially, primarily out of view. We are in dire need of an entirely new human-scale model. Bestselling journalist Dana Thomas has traveled the globe to discover the visionary designers and companies who are propelling the industry toward that more positive future by reclaiming traditional craft and launching cutting-edge sustainable technologies to produce better fashion.
 
In Fashionopolis, Thomas sees renewal in a host of developments, including printing 3-D clothes, clean denim processing, smart manufacturing, hyperlocalism, fabric recycling—even lab-grown materials. From small-town makers and Silicon Valley whizzes to such household names as Stella McCartney, Levi’s, and Rent the Runway, Thomas highlights the companies big and small that are leading the crusade.
 
We all have been casual about our clothes. It's time to get dressed with intention. Fashionopolis is the first comprehensive look at how to start.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2019
September 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
10.7
MB

Customer Reviews

MDWarner ,

Eye opening

Such a eye opening journey that takes your from beginning to now, start to finish in fashion . As someone who loves fashion I found myself looking up the sustainable brands listed and saving them for future purchases. It truly changes your mindset or at least perspective on what fashion is, can be and my personal impact

brent janss ,

Highly Reccomend

This book reads very well. Dana is an excellent writer. Her book has led to me make better choices. I no longer shop for cheap clothes. I research supply chains. I ensure the materials are sustainable, the supply chain is ethical, and that the product is well made and something that could last me a lifetime.

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