The Dangers of Fashion: Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions
From sweatshops to fur farming, from polluting chemicals to painful garments, the trend industry is associated with activities which have had devastating effects on workers, consumers, and the flora and fauna. This ground-breaking volume provides a framework for examining the moral, social, and environmental dangers that arise as fashion products are designed, manufactured, distributed and sold within shops, before being consumed and disposed of. Encompassing the cultural, psychological and physiological aspects of fashion, it offers a comprehensive exploration of the risks of a global industry.
Drawing together an international team of leading textile and apparel experts, The Dangers of Fashion presents original perspectives on a variety of topics from piracy and counterfeiting to human trafficking; from the results of globalization on local industry to the peer pressure that governs latest ideals of beauty. Rooted in research into industry practices, it discusses innovative solutions – both potential and existing – to fashion’s dangers and moral dilemmas from the point of view of individuals, companies, societies, and the worldwide community.
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