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Slave to fashion

Minney, Safia2017
There are over 35 million people trapped in modern slavery today--the largest number of slaves in modern history. This is fuelled by the global demand for cheap labour--which is what makes the fast fashion industry work. Slave to Fashion is a highly accessible book which uses brilliant design, personal stories, and easy-to-grasp infographics to raise awareness among common brand consumers. Fair trade and sustainable fashion expert Safia Minney draws on her extensive knowledge and personal experience to call attention to the human hardship that goes hand-in-hand with producing our clothes, and highlights what governments, business leaders, and consumers can do to call time on this unnecessary suffering. The product of a successful crowdfunding campaign, Slave to Fashion celebrates those fighting for justice and the many initiatives that are taking place. It contains a practical toolkit that all consumers can use to demand change from the companies that produce our clothes. Safia Minney is a pioneer in ethical business. She developed the fashion industry's first fair trade supply chains and has helped to create social and organic standards to improve the lives of thousands of economically marginalized people in the developing world. Minney now brings her expertise and experience to help businesses embrace sustainability and transparency in their operations and branding. She is the author of several acclaimed books, including Naked Fashion and Slow Fashion.
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Slave to fashion / Safia Minney.
Oxford : New Internationalist Publications, 2017.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Cover title.Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-159)
1.The Modern Slavery Act -- What is it? How are governments, human rights organizations and trade unions giving slaves a voice? And what can industry bodies do to improve their practices? -- 2.The Global Economy -- How do we make population growth, climate change, human rights and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals add up in our supply chains? The case for a new economics -- 3.Meet the Slaves -- Meet the people who are victims of human trafficking, forced labour, bonded labour and child labour -- 4.Social & Technical Innovation -- Social enterprise and Fair Trade ensure ethical business practices, while technical innovations could hold the key to transparency and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals -- 5.Your Toolkit.
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