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Fashionopolis : the price of fast fashion--and the future of clothes

Title
Fashionopolis : the price of fast fashion--and the future of clothes / Dana Thomas.
Author
Thomas, Dana, 1964-
Publication
  • New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
  • ©2019

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Description
306 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-294) and index.
Contents
Introduction -- Ready to wear -- The price of furious fashion -- Dirty laundry -- Field to form -- Rightshoring -- My blue heaven -- We can work it out -- Around and around we go -- Rage against the machine -- To buy or not to buy.
Call Number
JFE 19-10606
ISBN
  • 9780735224018
  • 0735224013
LCCN
  • 2019019278
  • 40029387463
OCLC
1082437469
Author
Thomas, Dana, 1964- author.
Title
Fashionopolis : the price of fast fashion--and the future of clothes / Dana Thomas.
Publisher
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
Copyright Date
©2019
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-294) and index.
Summary
"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."--Publisher's description.
Summary
Historically, the apparel trade has exploited labor, the environment, and intellectual property. Today's clothing industry churns out 80 billion garments a year and employs every sixth person on Earth-- and the abuses have multiplied exponentially. Thomas interviews 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. From printing 3-D clothes to clean denim processing and even lab-grown materials she highlights the future of the garment industry. -- adapted from jacket
Other Form:
Online version: Thomas, Dana, 1964- author. Fashionopolis New York : Penguin Press, [2019] 9780735224025 (DLC) 2019022421
Other Standard Identifier
40029387463
Research Call Number
JFE 19-10606
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