Wardrobe Crisis

How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion

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About The Book

Who makes your clothes? This used to be an easy question to answer it was the seamstress next door, or the tailor on the high street—or you made them yourself. Today, we rarely know the origins of the clothes hanging in our closets. The local shoemaker, dressmaker, and milliner are long gone, replaced a globalized fashion industry worth $1.5 trillion a year.

In Wardrobe Crisis, fashion journalist Clare Press explores the history and ethics behind what we wear. Putting her insider status to good use, Press examines the entire fashion ecosystem, from sweatshops to haute couture, unearthing the roots of today’s buy-and-discard culture. She traces the origins of icons like Chanel, Dior, and Hermès; charts the rise and fall of the department store; and follows the thread that led us from Marie Antoinette to Carrie Bradshaw.

Wardrobe Crisis is a witty and persuasive argument for a fashion revolution that will empower you to feel good about your wardrobe again.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (February 2018)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510723436

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Raves and Reviews

“A must-read for anyone who has ever questioned why clothes matter. This richly intelligent book explains the importance of who makes our clothes and what you are revealing by your fashion choices. Fascinating!” —Anne Sebba, author of Les Parisiennes and That Woman

“I loved reading Clare’s book, and I go back to it often. It’s insightful, compelling and a real source of reference. It is obviously written from an insider’s point of view, which makes it so relevant, and it takes you on a journey to expand your fashion horizons.” —Orsola de Castro, co-founder of Fashion Revolution

“Today, it’s impossible for us to remain willfully blind to the issues Clare highlights in Wardrobe Crisis. Her commentary and guidance is lighthearted but hard-hitting, and so enabling in its exploration of sustainability as a norm, not a trend. A great read. Thoroughly enjoyed it!” —Margaret Zhang, photographer, director, stylist, writer

“A must-read for anyone who has ever questioned why clothes matter. This richly intelligent book explains the importance of who makes our clothes and what you are revealing by your fashion choices. Fascinating!” —Anne Sebba, author of Les Parisiennes and That Woman

“I loved reading Clare’s book, and I go back to it often. It’s insightful, compelling and a real source of reference. It is obviously written from an insider’s point of view, which makes it so relevant, and it takes you on a journey to expand your fashion horizons.” —Orsola de Castro, co-founder of Fashion Revolution

“Today, it’s impossible for us to remain willfully blind to the issues Clare highlights in Wardrobe Crisis. Her commentary and guidance is lighthearted but hard-hitting, and so enabling in its exploration of sustainability as a norm, not a trend. A great read. Thoroughly enjoyed it!” —Margaret Zhang, photographer, director, stylist, writer

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