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Boston Chapter Event: Friday Morning Coffee Hour - Why what we wear matters.

Friday, January 22, 2021, 10‑11am EST
Location: Online
Email: bostonchapter@thetransitionnetwork.org

Go Behind the Scenes of Fashion. Learn the real costs of what we wear from acclaimed author of Fashionopolis, Dana Thomas.     

Each morning we wake up and ask ourselves a basic question: “What will I wear today?”

In our era of “fast fashion”—with the worldwide clothing industry producing 80 billion new garments annually, and employing one out of six people on the globe—we are more likely than ever before to choose something brand new, low-priced, and made in a developing nation. But the cheap consumer price tag has an enormous cost on the environment and the economy—and it exploits laborers around the world.

Spend an hour with Dana Thomas, bestselling author and veteran journalist, as she explains the damage wrought by our massive clothing industry—and the grassroots, high-tech global movement  fighting to reform it.

DANA THOMAS is the author of Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of ClothesGods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano and the New York Times Best Seller Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster.

Thomas began her career writing for the Style section of The Washington Post, and for fifteen years she served as a cultural and fashion correspondent for Newsweek in Paris.  She is currently Editor-at-Large for Vogue Business, and a regular contributor to The New York Times Style Section.  In 2017, she was a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good.  She lives in Paris.

LINKhttps://www.amazon.com/Fashionopolis-Price-Fashion-Future-Clothes/dp/0735224013

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