Fixing Fashion

Fixing Fashion

Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes

Book - 2015
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With sales of more than US $500 billion a year, the fashion industry is one of the most important sectors of the global economy, employing millions of men, women, and often children in the developing world. And yet its record is far from pretty. The collapse of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza with some 3,500 garment workers inside was a shocking example of what can go wrong when manufacturers ruthlessly cut costs while turning a blind eye to labor rights and workplace safety issues.

Written by an apparel industry insider, Fixing Fashion argues that the true legacy of Rana Plaza is increased awareness of how cheap, disposable clothing had led time and again to serious environmental, community and labour rights abuses. Ethical supply chain professional Michael Lavergne explores:

The birth of the global apparel trade, from colonialism and slavery to today's neoliberal Free Trade agenda How the infamous race to the bottom has led to some of the worst social and environmental excesses in the global apparel industry The rise of a new breed of entrepreneurs and stakeholders driving change and transparency across international supply chains.

By taking a hard look at the very real impacts of our consumer culture's addiction to disposable fashion, Fixing Fashion challenges each of us to take full responsibility for understanding the hidden cost of our clothes.

Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC :, New Society Publishers,, 2015
ISBN: 9780865718005
Branch Call Number: 338.4774692 LAV
Characteristics: ix, 226 pages


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Oct 21, 2015

Books like these, and authors like these, are farces and frauds - - as we've seen with fair coffee/fair market drivel, these are simply false fronts of and for the multinationals!
The entire purpose of globalization is the lowest possible labor cost while simultaneously privatizing EVERYTHING!
Nothing more need be said . . .

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