Fixing Fashion: Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes

Fixing Fashion: Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes

by Michael Lavergne Author

With sales of more than five hundred billion US dollars a year, the fashion industry is one of the most important sectors of the global economy, employing millions of men, women, and often children in the developing world. And yet its record is far from pretty. The collapse of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza with some thirty-five hundred desperately underpaid garment workers inside was a shocking example of what can go wrong when manufacturers ruthlessly cut costs while turning a blind eye to labor rights and workplace safety.