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Date:
February 1, 2023
Time:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:

Virtual

Address:
Ashland, MA 01721
Email:
Fashionopolis
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Virtual - Environmental Book Club: Read "Fashionopolis" *For Adults

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Please join us for the Environmental Book Club! Each month, we'll choose a topic related to climate change, sustainability, and/or what we can do to lessen our footprint. This month we'll be discussing the book "Fashionopolis" by Dana Thomas.

"Fashionopolis by Dana Thomas is an investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform it.

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. 

Best selling 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.

Please register to receive the Zoom link. You will receive it in the confirmation and reminder emails. Check your spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox. If you have any questions, you can contact us at ashlandprograms@minlib.net

We are pleased to be partnering with Ashland Sustainability and GreenUp Ashland for this program.

We'll have copies of the book at the library for you to borrow or you can order it from our online catalog.

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