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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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.

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?

No ratings or reviews yet. The Dark Side of the All-American Mealexcept that Siegle explores not only fast fashion industry, but overall fashion world. I have dabbled with it in the past but always gave up and went back to the high street It is hard to know where to shop for ethical fashion and it’s even difficul This book made me really aware of the human and environmental cost of fast fashion. The price may be the seller’s own price elsewhere or another seller’s price.

It is true, 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.

But according to Lucy Siegle’s new book, this is just the thin end of an unsightly wedge. 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.

Also, I do not really see good thrift finds here. Return to Cie Page. And many garment industry mog Ahh, I finally got hold of this book.


We each individually need to accept siegl place in, and current endorsement of, the system as is – regardless of how we simultaneously sleepwalked and were forcibly cajoled there – and work out a personal plan of change. Want to Read saving…. This book illustrates very clearly the environmental and ethical crimes committed in the name of profit. 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.

Skip to main content. Charli Williams rated it really liked it Oct 23, The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in lucyy original packaging where packaging is applicable. Siegle doesn’t really pause to consider this. This is the price excluding shipping and handling fees a seller has provided at which the same item, or one that is nearly identical to it, is being offered for sale or has been offered for sale in the recent past.

Jul 15, Belinda rated it it was amazing.

Learning about how and why the cost of clothes have plummeted has been areal eye-opener to When I read “Overdressed” by Elizabeth Cline I was motivated to start make my own shirts again and I looked for more books about the true cost of what has, aptly, been called the “fast fashion” industry. In To Die For: Unfortunately, in the course of a few decades, the economic miracle turned into a monster.

Fair trade Fashion industry reviews. Human misery seems endemic at every point in the production line, from the alarming suicide rates among Indian farmers to young seamstresses forced siwgle take contraceptive pills. Honestly changed sieggle outlook on the fashion industry.

We know the horror story behind our clothes, and yet we shrug – perhaps guiltily, but still – and carry on, myself very much included. Lists with This Book. Only she knows that it is made of the first suit she ever bought.


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

See all 4 brand new listings. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Apr 28, Satkar Ulama rated it liked it.

There was SO much to,learn from this book That back blurb made me want to read on. Purchasing pre-loved dresses is also understandable, but for luxury fashion goods, the price can still be unaffordable. Disposability, instant gratification, the idea that impulses are there be indulged, regardless of impact — these sentiments permeate our lives. Never before sieglr was such a huge offer of clothes and so many badly dressed women. Note on this edition: View all 6 comments.

Or how terribly damaging the cotton growing industry or leather tanning industries are. Pretty shocking at times.

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? – Lucy Siegle – Google Books

No trivia or quizzes yet. Sustainable fashion has a hair shirt image, but while I’m less convinced about the matching cummerbund and bolero, I believe Siegle when she says that her dress is sophisticated.

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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.

Clothes were custom-made to fit the bodies of rich patrons, who could pay for top quality fabric and workmanship.