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How To Break Up With Fast Fashion by Lauren Bravo

How To Break Up With Fast Fashion

A guilt-free guide to changing the way you shop - for good

Lauren Bravo

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2 reviews

Imprint: Headline Home
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publication date: 9 Jan 2020
ISBN: 9781472267740

A fun and practical guide to changing the way you shop, from a popular journalist who was The Pool's 'Wardrobe Stories' columnist

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4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
4 Oct 2019

"A fun, non-preachy guide to changing the way you shop"

"Hello, do you have too many clothes in your life? There's a club for that-it's called 'everybody' and we meet every morning, throwing heaps of rumpled tops around the room and shouting, 'I AM SO LATE IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY'." A fun, non-preachy guide to changing the way you shop by the former "Wardrobe Stories" columnist for The Pool who in 2019 went on a year-long fast fashion fast. Full of tips on repairing and recycling, it taps sassily into the hottest current trend in fashion: sustainability.

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4 stars out of 5
4 Jan 2020

"Part grim awakening, part practical guide"

The whole thing is pertinent and funny, but its power rests in Bravo’s refusal to preach. How to Break Up with Fast Fashion charts a year in which she kicked the habit of a lifetime and stopped buying brand-new clothes. Instead, she fed her hunger for novelty by eBay, charity shops and dress rental agencies. She swaps and lends, alters and mends (not so much as a would-be seamstress but simply “in really desperate times… sewing my bra into my dress to keep everything safely contained”). She speaks to designers and influencers, and addresses the merits of eco-friendly fabrics. Crucially, Bravo examines just why we buy so many clothes in the first place, a heady maelstrom of big business and ever-cheapening supply (of which this summer’s infamous £1 bikini was a bleak bellwether) but also emotions. Bravo reflects with poignancy on how new clothes can make the struggle to accept oneself easier.