an easy read, beautifully laid out, and highly pragmatic
This is an easy read, beautifully laid out, and highly pragmatic enabling the reader to work out how to take their next steps towards more sustainable clothing choices.
It gives the basic rundown of the current state of play of the fast fashion (essentially, mainstream fashion) industry and of the typical consumer's relationship with clothes. There is an emphasis on numbers/figures of the UK and China, but you easily get the idea.
The book is split into four sections: Buy, Wear, Care, and Dispose. Each section explores the issues and stats relating to that stage of a garments life cycle as engaged with from the perspective of a consumer. Each section also gives inspiration, ideas, and practical next steps for how we as consumers we can act more sustainably within that stage of a garments life cycle.
This is a quick and easy read, but given the rampantly unsustainable and unethical environmental and social practices of the fashion industry as it's morphed into being within our present era - it's an important read.