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Fast Fashion!

 
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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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Notorious fashionista, Ralph Nader, discusses the effects of “fast fashion” on the environment, the workers, and the consumers with British Vogue editor, Dana Thomas, author of “Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes,” and “Fashionopolis Young Readers Edition: The Secrets Behind the Clothes We Wear.”


Dana Thomas is the European Sustainability Editor for British Vogue, a regular contributor to the New York Times, and host of The Green Dream, a weekly podcast on sustainability. She is the author of Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes, and Fashionopolis (Young Readers Edition): The Secrets Behind the Clothes We Wear.

[Fast fashion is] basically corporate colonialism, where we’re going into these countries, we’re taking all their resources, we’re making their workers work just one step up from slavery… And why? So, we can have cheap clothes.

Dana Thomas, author of Fashionopolis (Young Readers Edition): The Secrets Behind the Clothes We Wear

We can’t solve the climate issue until we solve poverty. We can’t solve the poverty issue until we deal with the labor issue. Every story today is a climate story. Every climate story is a Labor story.

Dana Thomas, author of Fashionopolis (Young Readers Edition): The Secrets Behind the Clothes We Wear

[Fashionopolis] is a spectacular book… Let me put it this way: about as universal appeal, listeners. If you wear clothes, this book is a must-read. Anybody who doesn’t wear clothes may not want to read this book.

Ralph Nader


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