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Stitched Up delves into the alluring world of fashion to reveal what is behind the clothes we wear. Moving between Karl Lagerfeld and Karl Marx, the book explores consumerism, class, and advertising to reveal the interests which benefit from exploitation.

Tansy E. Hoskins dissects fashion’s vampiric relationship with the planet and with our bodies to uncover what makes it so damaging. Why does "size zero" exist, and what is the reality of working life for models? In a critique of the portrayal of race in fashion, the book also examines the global balance of power in the industry.

In a compelling conclusion, Stitched Up explores the use of clothing to resist. Can you shock an industry that loves to shock? Is "green fashion" an alternative? Stitched Up provides a unique critical examination of contemporary culture and the distorting priorities of capitalism.

©2014 Tansy Hoskins (P)2018 Tansy Hoskins

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Inside view of the Fashion Industry.

As the Audio Book began I thought I was listening to a scholarly review of Western Fashion and the consumer culture from the old Soviet Union perspective with a Marxist point of view.

While some may believe the entire Book has this tone I believe it is a worthy effort in giving another view on the many
weaknesses of not only the Fashion Industry which is a mirror on not only overall society but our present Civilization.


The Narrator has her own style which is low key not making the listen very
enjoyable but she does deliver the material so that the listener can digest the various views of the Author.


This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful