Worn Out: How Our Clothes Cover Up Fashion's Sins
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Praise for Worn Out:
"Worn Out is the perfect read for those who love the art of fashion and want to understand the gist of fast fashion and what meaningful change looks like."
--Publishers Weekly "This eye-opening account will almost certainly give fashion consumers pause."
--Booklist "Worn Out is a powerful examination of the ways in which the success of fashion is built on the backs of women of color and immigrants. Rather than shame the individual for their choices though, Hardy proves that we don't have to sacrifice our own sense of style in order to advocate for the rights of working women all over the world."
--Saru Jayaraman, president of One Fair Wage and author of One Fair Wage "Deeply researched and profoundly empathetic, Worn Out sidesteps the runway and sashays past the corner office to focus on the most important people in the fashion industry: the garment workers. Their labor is rendered invisible by an industry that prefers to look past the misery and abuse that characterizes their daily grind, and instead pushes them to fill brutal quotas for shockingly low wages. Hardy sees them, though, and through this book, makes it clear that the human cost of cheap fashion is far too high."
--Kim Kelly, author of Fight Like Hell "The workers who stitch our fashion dreams into reality don't often get the credit they deserve. Bringing their experiences into the spotlight, Hardy balances a genuine love of fashion with sharp reporting on the less-than-rosy environmental and labor realities of the industry."
--Véronique Hyland, Elle fashion features director and author of Dress Code "With Worn Out, Hardy encourages even her most informed, impassioned readers to reexamine their relationship with clothing, all while demonstrating how to advocate for those endangered and marginalized communities whom the global fashion industry takes advantage of. Read this book, and be prepared to think critically about how--and why--we wear what we do."
--Maura Brannigan, editor-at-large of Fashionista