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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Siegle’s discussions are greatly thought-provoking that makes you want to hate fashion industry. So, what can we do? The amount of pristine land that is becoming desert wasteland is stupefying and frightening. I read this book as part of my Fashion degree, and despite reading certain tragedies in the newspaper which the fashion industry causes, this di really hit home and opened my eyes to the hideous ‘fast fashion’ game.

This book illustrates very clearly the environmental and ethical crimes committed in the name of profit.

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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 Siefle. There truly is a high cost for low cost fashion. New Zealand Fashion Design Since Dressmaking was slow and expensive, both for the rich and the poor.

Paying a premium may be the best idea, but can only be done by those with good income level, yet clothing is basically a primary need. Any Condition Any Condition. Metro Top 50 by Metro.


Here’s one of the most memorable: I recommend it to anyone who wears clothes. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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

I wouldn’t be surprised if this book’s publication was actively suppressed in the U. Fascinating, well researched, well written and slightly frightening; this is a book well worth the time to read. But, hey, to hate fashion industry is nearly impossible, because you live with their products, so you directly contribute to their money-making processes. Show More Show Less.

This is a subject that fascinates me and I have already book marked lots of websites and ethical clothing companies to look into. That back blurb made me want to read on.

May 31, Gervy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Janine rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

They are ill fitting, low value garments, of declining quality. Clothes and accessories were made to cherish and to last. There are so many factors from environmental to animal welfare to human rights. Siegle also confronts luxury labels, particularly those promoting animal-based products. Fashion was apparently so expendable it had turned into litter. Thought provoking, wardrobe shaming, research driving, habit changing.

Lucy Siegel goes into some very interesting details about the various areas of fashion beyond cloth But here’s the thing.

Open Preview See a Problem? For example, I didn’t even know Uzbekistan produced cotton, let alone forced teenagers to pick cotton on a massive scale. Has given me food for thought in many areas. Interesting because it exposes fashion industry from another side, revealing the unseen, the unethical, and what major fashion firms have hidden from consumers. Charli Williams rated it really liked it Oct 23, 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 di her dress is sophisticated.


The author focuses a lot on India and Bangladesh like the manufacturing practices, factories, ethical issues while China appears gets a mere mention in some paragraphs as an afterthought. She also gives a vivid account on the environmental degredation caused by the processing of man made and natural fabrics effect. It was raining heavily, and gor the young woman proceeded down Oxford Street one of them broke around the handles and folded cotton flopped onto the pavement. Harry Potter Years by J.

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?

Help us find and write the stories Kiwis need to read. Jun 24, Angela Wilson rated it really liked it.

Wow, this was a really fantastic book. It will definitely take a lot more thought. A reformed fast fashion lover shows how the fashion industry is not sustainable or ethical.