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Safia is a leader in the field of ethical fashion and works with the utmost integrity to develop supply chain, sustainable products, and retail. - Livia Firth, Creative Director of Eco Age and ethical fashion ambassador.

It is shocking how little people know about how their clothes are made and the inhumanity of the fashion industry. - Tansy Hoskins, Public Reading Rooms.

Crucially, for those consumers like myself, who are complicit in the modern slavery system, the book provides us with the tools and resources to enable us to effect change. - Louise Bateman, The Planet Mark.

The strength of Safia’s book is not just in starting a discussion but in the presentation of a very practical set of solutions that when taken up even by just one person, has the power to turn into a revolution. - Polly Michelle Cunanan , Eco Warrior Princess.

Slave to Fashion is made up of interviews and micro-documentaries with the men, women and children caught in slavery, making the clothes sold on our high streets, in Europe and the developing world.

It will also profile best practice of brands and designers within the fashion industry to prove that slave-free fashion is achievable and fashion can be used to empower workers - whilst creating beautiful, competitive and accessible fashion.

From 2015, the Modern Slavery Act requires medium to large-sized companies to report on what they are doing to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. If not, they need to declare it.

Slave to Fashion brings in the facts, stories and actions we must take to eradicate modern slavery.

What the media are saying:

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

About the Author:

Safia Minney is a pioneer in ethical business. She is the founder of Fair Trade and sustainable fashion label, People Tree, and now brings her expertise and experience to help businesses embrace sustainability and transparency in their operations and branding. She is author of several critically-acclaimed books including Naked Fashion and Slow Fashion (both in New Internationalist).

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 236 mm x 181 mm
Page extent: 160
Publication date: 24 April 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-3984

Date added: November 18, 2016

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  1. #1 Matthew 11 Apr 17

    Hey! When is this out?

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