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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Excellent book -Sandy Black is an authority on all aspects of fashion and the industry. I first read it when it came out in 2008 ( this is a 2nd edition of a very successful book)- it was one of the first books to be published on the subject of sustainable fashion. It is both informative and easy to read and a great resource for fashion students. Comes highly recommended
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2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing apology for fashion
I ordered this book on the strength of other reviews on here and I must say, I found it very disappointing. It's written in a dry and academic style - perhaps useful as a textbook for a fashion student but hardly fun for the average reader. The author is also obsessed with fashion and this book reads like an apology for it, and as if she will find any excuse for...
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2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing apology for fashion, 10 April 2012
This review is from: Eco-chic: The Fashion Paradox (Paperback)
I ordered this book on the strength of other reviews on here and I must say, I found it very disappointing. It's written in a dry and academic style - perhaps useful as a textbook for a fashion student but hardly fun for the average reader. The author is also obsessed with fashion and this book reads like an apology for it, and as if she will find any excuse for manufacturers and wearers of fashion. For a far better considered view of what fashion is really doing to the planet and the people on it, and where we might reasonably go from here, read Lucy Siegle's To Die For, which mentions - for instance - the terrible problems Katharine Hamnett had with her Tesco venture, which are thoroughly glossed over in this book. The production of the book also leaves a lot to be desired, with a hard-to-read sans serif typeface used throughout, and a structure that is hard to understand - the real book doesn't begin until about page 45. I am gutted, as this ought to be a worthwhile read, but it seems to me that the author swallowed wholesale any excuse made to her by the clothing manufacturers. I give it two stars because the pictures are nice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 30 Nov. 2012
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Excellent book -Sandy Black is an authority on all aspects of fashion and the industry. I first read it when it came out in 2008 ( this is a 2nd edition of a very successful book)- it was one of the first books to be published on the subject of sustainable fashion. It is both informative and easy to read and a great resource for fashion students. Comes highly recommended
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