Tansy E. Hoskins
Wed, 24 Aug 2022, 19:00 (BST)
Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, London (ENG), Waterstones, 19-21 Tottenham Court Rd., London, W1T 1BJ
In person event hosted by Waterstones Tottenham Court Road
Fashion is political. From the red carpets of the Met Gala to online fast fashion, clothes tell a story of inequality, racism and climate crisis. In The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion, Tansy E. Hoskins unpicks the threads of capitalist industry to reveal the truth about our clothes.
Fashion brands entice us to consume more by manipulating us to feel ugly, poor and worthless, sentiments that line the pockets of billionaires exploiting colonial supply chains. Garment workers on poverty pay risk their lives in dangerous factories, animals are tortured, fossil fuels extracted and toxic chemicals spread just to keep this season’s collections fresh.