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Framing the problem: What are the layers of injustice involved in (fast) fashion?

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In this webinar, Isaiah Wellington-Lynn, one of our LIS Faculty, leads a conversation about the layers of injustice involved in fast fashion and consumption. Zeina, one of our LIS Ambassadors, who is interested in fashion and works in the industry has compiled a list of podcasts, documentaries, and books on the subject. Isaiah also recommends a number of articles from both journalists and academics. Watch the webinar and see the list below. A huge thank you to Catriona, Daniel, Zeina, Vishal, Charlotte, and Beatrice for sharing their perspectives on this complex real-world problem.

Isaiah and Zeina’s recommendations:

Articles

Why is fast fashion booming if Brits want a sustainable future?

Fashion Nova is Being Accused of Attempting to Monopolize the Fast Fashion Market, Shut Out Smaller Rival

The global environmental injustice of fast fashion

The environmental price of fast fashion

Shaming women out of fast-fashion won’t combat sustainability; empowering women will

Are fast fashion brands trying to greenwash us?

Books

– Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes (Dana Thomas, 2019)

We have all bought a new outfit without thinking twice. How can we get dressed with intention?

– Loved Clothes Last: How the Joy of Rewearing and Repairing Your Clothes Can Be a Revolutionary Act (Orsola De Castro, 2021)

We can all care, repair and rewear. Do you accept the challenge?

Podcasts

– WARDROBE CRISIS with Clare Press

This podcast is based on Clare’s book of the same name, and addresses the big issues in fashion like climate change and the treatment of garment workers.

– Fashion Revolution Podcast

International fashion journalist Tamsin Blanchard uncovers the hidden stories behind the clothing we wear.

– Conscious Chatter

Hosted by Kestrel Jenkins, this podcast explores how fashion and ethics can ‘jive, and maybe even thrive together’.

Documentaries

– The True Cost, 2015

How does fashion impact people and the planet?

– The Next Black, 2014

Designers, innovators and leaders in fashion from around the globe explore the future of clothing.