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Slave to Fashion Launch



In Slave to Fashion Safia Minney turns the spotlight on the 21 million people forced to work in fast fashion supply chains around the world.

The book was launched at an event on Fashion Revolution Day 2017 at the Riverford Organic Pub in Islington, London, and was well attended by journalists and representatives of the fashion industry as well as friends and family. 

A number of established ethical fashion campaigners and business owners spoke at the event, including Baroness Lola Young, who works to eradicate modern slavery at a legal and political level in parliament, and Livia Firth, founder of the ethical business Eco-age.

Cindy Berman (Ethical Trade Initiative), fashion commentator Caryn Franklin, Kate Lewis (Fairtrade Foundation), and Gettie Singh, owner of the Duke of Cambridge Riverford Organic pub, as well as Safia herself, completed the speaker line up.

The take-away message from evening was clear: be the change.

As consumers we need to demand more transparency from the fashion labels and play our part by making ethically minded choices about where we buy our clothes.

Slave to Fashion is available now from New Internationalist.

Read more from the launch event:

My lightbulb moment: Fashion founder Safia Minney explains how she launched the Fairtrade fashion label People Tree - Liz Hoggard, Daily Mail

Slave to Fashion by Safia Minney and five other books to inspire change - Sophie Corfan, Positive Luxury

‘SLAVE TO FASHION’, a book and educational campaign by Safia Minney, MBE - World Fairtrade Organization

New book reveals shocking modern slavery in fashion chains - Clearly Magazine

Po-Zu supports Safia Minney's SLAVE TO FASHION book launch - Po-Zu

What do you know about modern slavery in fashion - Fairtrade Foundation

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