BITES and BOOKS – ELUL EDITION
“Fashionopolis: Why What We Wear Matters”
by Dana Thomas
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
(In-person in the Prentis Memorial Library)
Facilitator: Rabbi Megan Brudney
Join us in the Prentis Memorial Library for a engaging discussion and great conversation.
What should I wear? It’s one of the fundamental questions we ask ourselves every day. More than ever, we are told it should be something new. Today, the clothing industry churns out 80 billion garments a year and employs every sixth person on Earth. Historically, the apparel trade has exploited labor, the environment, and intellectual property—and in the last three decades, with the simultaneous unfurling of fast fashion, globalization, and the tech revolution, those abuses have multiplied exponentially, primarily out of view. Bestselling journalist Dana Thomas has traveled the globe to discover the visionary designers and companies who are propelling the industry toward that more positive future by reclaiming traditional craft and launching cutting-edge sustainable technologies to produce better fashion. We all have been casual about our clothes. It’s time to get dressed with intention. Fashionopolis is the first comprehensive look at how to start.