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Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes

Dana Thomas



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Head of Zeus
02 September 2019
Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Fashion & society; Fashion & beauty industries; Sustainability
An investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry - and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform it.

'A gripping blockbuster ... Thomas researches meticulously and writes with simmering even-handed anger' TELEGRAPH .

Fashionopolis is the definitive book on the cost of fast fashion, and a blueprint for how we get to a more sustainable future.

Fashion has blighted our planet. Today, one out of six people on earth work in fashion, churning out 100 billion garments a year. Yet 98 percent of them do not earn a living wage, and 2.1 billion tonnes of clothing is thrown away annually. The clothing industry's exploitation of fellow humans and the environment has reached epic levels. What should we do? Bestselling author and veteran journalist Dana Thomas has travelled the globe to find the answers. In Fashionopolis , she details the damage wrought by fashion's behemoths, and celebrates the visionaries - including activists, artisans, designers, and tech entrepreneurs - fighting for change. 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. Reviews:

'Fascinating ... Powerful ... Thomas has succeeded in calling attention to the major problems of the fashion industry' New York Times 'Thomas takes a story most of us think we know, but tells it better and in compelling, readable detail' The Times 'Engaging and thorough ... Fashionopolis has implications beyond cloth and thread' Financial Times 'Thomas is a conscientious reporter - as evidenced in her research, which is studded with statistics' Times Literary Supplement
By:   Dana Thomas
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   UK Airports ed
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781789546071
ISBN 10:   1789546079
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   02 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dana Thomas is the author of Gods and Kings and the New York Times bestseller, Deluxe. She began her career writing for the Style section of the Washington Post, and she has served as a cultural and fashion correspondent for Newsweek in Paris. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times Style section and has written for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, T: The New York Times Style Magazine and Architectural Digest. In 2016, the French Minister of Culture named Thomas a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. She lives in Paris.

Reviews for Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes

PRAISE FOR DANA THOMAS: 'Thomas's message is relevant to shoppers of every stripe' New York Times, on Deluxe. 'A vivid, arresting account' Evening Standard, on Gods and Kings.

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