Can Your Outfit Change the World?

Can Your Outfit Change the World?

by Erinne Paisley

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Overview

What you choose to wear becomes part of your identity, but it doesn't affect just you. Your clothing sends a message to the world, whether you want it to or not! And often we don't know what that message really is. Can Your Outfit Change the World? looks at how and where clothes are made, how the people who make the clothes are treated and how the companies who sell the clothes affect the health of our planet. Armed with information, you can follow the book's guide to spending your fashion dollars in a responsible and eco-friendly way. Your outfits have more power than you might realize!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459813083
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Series: PopActivism
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

About the Author

Erinne Paisley is an activist, public speaker, youth content developer, writer and student. She was awarded one of ten University of Toronto National Scholarships and is now studying International Relations at Trinity College, University of Toronto. Can Your Smartphone Change the World? is her first book. For more information, visit www.popactivism.com. Follow her on Twitter @popactivism and subscribe to her YouTube channel, Erinne Paisley.

Table of Contents

Chapter one: A Dress Made of Homework
Chapter two: Where Do Your Clothes Really Come From?
Chapter three: Fashion Detective
Chapter four: Positive Brands
Chapter five: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Chapter six: Decoding Fashion Messages
Chapter seven: Raising a Fashion Ruckus
Chapter eight: Beyond Your Outfit
Glossary
Resources
Acknowledgments

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Can Your Outfit Change the World? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TheThoughtSpot More than 1 year ago
Thanks to NetGalley and Orca Book Publishers for the opportunity to read and review Can Your Outfit Change the World? by Erinne Paisley, a book in the PopActivism series full of information on eco-friendly choices in clothing. PopActivism is Activism fused with pop culture. “Buy less, choose well, make it last” -quote by Vivienne Westwood, fashion icon that sums up the content of this book. This book contains a basic education of where our clothes come from and what they are made of, sweatshops, child labor, debt slavery and the story of Iqbal Masih, who was in bonded child labor, escaped and joined the Bonded Labour Liberation Front and helped over 3,000 other children escape before he was murdered at the age of twelve, which inspired the creation of Free the Children; an organization that fights for human rights. Some blogs and websites that help in the search for positive brands are listed: Freestate, Style Wise, Eco Fashion World and The Good Trade. There are many ethical companies in the world and this book gives details of several of them and the good things they do, such as TOMS giving shoes and eye exams to those in need. I’m impressed by Emma Watson’s fashion statement when she wore an outfit made from recycled plastic bottles which was created by Calvin Klein along with Eco-Age. I’m equally impressed with Melissa McCarthy’s clothing line, Seven7! Resources are listed at the end of the book, by chapter. Amazingly informative, 5 stars! * I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary review consideration.