In Brief

A journalist's look at the fashion industry in her book 'To Die For,' is a chilling exposé.

This article titled “To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? By Lucy Siegle — review” was written by Hephzibah Anderson, for The Observer on Saturday 11th June 2011 23.05 UTC

By now, most casually informed shoppers know that cheap fashion is something none of us can afford. We’re aware that the nimble needlework of children has been found in high street shops, that seas have died satisfy our cotton addiction and that sweatshops are far from being a thing of the past. But according to Lucy Siegle’s new book, this is just the thin end of an unsightly wedge. “Big Fashion” has become unsustainable and if you hoped you were doing your bit by avoiding Primark, you need to think again.

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