We have a double pass to To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? to giveaway!
It’s been more than 20 years since we first became anxious about sports shoes made in sweatshops, and yet cheap and fashionable clothing still seems like an unqualified good – another gift of the globalisation boom years to consumers in developed countries.
But as the recent factory fires in Bangladesh have reaffirmed, it’s a gift that comes at a terrible cost to others and to the environment. As we deal with guilt and the mountain of waste that ‘fast fashion’ produces, others deal with Dickensian conditions and subsistence wages, while the carbon footprint of our fluctuating wardrobes continues to expand. Is there a way out of this Faustian bargain that has seen fashion become a destructive force?
Lucy Siegle is a British author and journalist covering environmental issues and sustainability. She is the author of Green Living in the Urban Jungle and To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?
This session is on Sunday 30 March at 12.45pm at the Drama Theatre at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney.
Thanks to the Sydney Opera House, we have a double pass to Lucy’s session to giveaway! To enter, email your name and contact details and name one of Lucy’s books to firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and conditions: entry is open to Australian residents who are available to attend the session. Entries close at 5pm on Thursday 27 March 2014. Only the winner will be notified on Thursday 27 March 2014 at 5.30pm.
If you don’t win, you can book tickets to the session or any of the other terrific festival events, here.