To Dye For

To Dye For How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick - And How We Can Fight Back

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Many of us are aware of the ethical minefield that is fast fashion: the dodgy labour practices, the lax environmental standards, and the mountains of waste piling up on the shores of developing countries. But have you stopped to consider the dangerous effects your clothes are having on your own health? Award-winning journalist Alden Wicker breaks open a story hiding in plain sight: the unregulated toxic chemicals that are likely in your wardrobe right now, how they're harming you, and what you can do about it. In To Dye For, Wicker reveals how clothing manufacturers have successfully swept consumers' concerns under the rug for more than 150 years, and why synthetic fashion and dyes made from fossil fuels are so deeply intertwined with the rise of autoimmune disease, infertility, asthma, eczema, and more. In fact, there's little to no regulation of the clothes and textiles we wear each day - from uniforms to fast fashion, outdoor gear, and even the face masks that have become ubiquitou

Book information

ISBN: 9780593422618
Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
Imprint: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pub date:
DEWEY: 687
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: viii, 293
Weight: 484g
Height: 160mm
Width: 237mm
Spine width: 28mm