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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This isn’t a sweet novel, nor is it just another fashion coffee table book. Only she knows that it is made of the first suit she ever bought. Dropping off a bag of her old clothes with the designers at Junky Styling in London’s Brick Lane in the East End, she returns a couple of days later skegle reclaim a made-to-measure cocktail dress.

Jun 29, Amy rated it it was amazing. Great read, but I don’t know how I’ll ever buy clothes again. Sustainable fashion has a hair shirt image, but while I’m less convinced about the matching cummerbund and bolero, I believe Siegle when she luct that her dress is sophisticated. Next reading is this genre is the book “Cheap” For example, I didn’t even know Uzbekistan produced cotton, let alone forced teenagers to pick cotton on a massive scale.

Sep 05, Heather rated it it was amazing. Fascinating, well researched, well written and slightly frightening; this is a book well worth the time to read.

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

I have never been an “on trend” ho or clothing wearer. I felt that the author who is British had some colonial hangover and focused much more on India when she should have examined and visited factories in China to understand how the industry works. This book will change the way you shop and how you view the ‘glamorous’ world of fashion. Then the finished product is shipped back to Europe or to the US to hit lcuy high street.

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 sieyle “fast fashion” industry. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was fo by the manufacturer in non-retail luch, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. But Wow, this was a really fantastic book. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


These two books have forever changed my concept of the clothing I wear and I cannot help but think that anyone who reads it will also feel a xiegle of “comeuppance”. There was the odd time as I read that I started to wonder what exactly the author thought we could do as there was so much about what isn’t helpful or isn’t enoughand as you might expect the author writes from a rather privileged position which can occasionally blind A well researched insight into the fast fashion industry and it’s hidden cost.

Siegle is a great writer and offers compelling stories to make her point. Interesting because it exposes fashion industry from another side, revealing the unseen, the unethical, and what major fashion firms have hidden from consumers.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Save t Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. That back blurb made me want to read on. Rizka Ahsan rated it it was amazing Jul 03, With a bit of rummaging, I can even produce an LBD that I still wear occasionally, almost 20 years since it was bought for my teen self in a Laura Ashley sale.

Siegle’s discussions are greatly thought-provoking that makes you want to hate fashion industry. ulcy

Nowadays, fast fashion is a fire -spitting dragon destroying the world behind sjegle. Lucy Siegle is a British journalist and television presenter who focuses on environmental issues and ethical consumerism. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Further editing would have helped the dense and at times repetitive text, and saved Siegle from some stylistic mannerisms that become irritating over pages. The unspoken purpose of the “quick fashion hit” is to race out of fashion or else fall obligingly to bits, sietle its buyer back to the store for more.


And what was so fascinating for me was how it leads all of us who are on our individual, personal shopping journeys to a mega highway. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ahh, I finally got hold of this book. To ask other readers questions about To Die Forplease sign up. Chemical dies are extremely bad for the environment.

Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. But to be generous, I am giving this book three stars.

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

But, hey, to hate fashion industry is nearly impossible, because you luyc with their products, so you directly contribute to their money-making processes.

Any Condition Any Condition. I like the overall message of the book. Advertise Privacy Policy Contact. Fashionable patters filtered down slowly, so that the lower class could copy them and produce their own clothes with lesser materials.

Lucy Siegle’s in depth research, common sense and clear writing style has equipped me with knowledge so I now know what kind of things to look out for and what kind of questions to ask. Also, ethical fashion products might as well be unavailable in many places. The author got interested in fast siwgle because she writes a column about green living and like most of us, considered only the environmental footprint left by ho consumption.

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

Michael Jones is an All Blacks legend, but it is the work he has done since his playing days that he is most proud of. You may also like. Unfortunately, in the course of a few decades, the economic miracle turned into a monster. My tastes have always been a bit more prosaic and conservative and I have always preferred clothes that will be used for years rather than months. Jul sie, Marie Sieble.