How To Break Up With Fast Fashion: A guilt-free guide to changing the way you shop – for good (Paperback)
  • How To Break Up With Fast Fashion: A guilt-free guide to changing the way you shop – for good (Paperback)

How To Break Up With Fast Fashion: A guilt-free guide to changing the way you shop – for good (Paperback)

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Published: 29/04/2021
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Waterstones Says

With fast, mass-produced clothing proving one of the most pernicious obsessions embraced by the West, this fun, revelatory guide demonstrates how we can all shop more ethically and sustainably and how a passion for fashion doesn’t mean we have to perpetuate a damaging industry.

'A funny, achievable guide' Observer

'Lauren Bravo is one of my favourite writers' Dolly Alderton

'Bravo will inspire you to repair, recycle and give old items a new lease of life' Stylist

You probably know the statistics: global clothing production has roughly doubled in just 15 years, and every year an estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing ends up in UK landfill.

Fast fashion is the ultimate toxic relationship. It's bad news for the planet, our brains and our bank balances. We can't go on like this; our shopping habits need an overhaul.

Journalist Lauren Bravo loves clothes more than anything, but she's called time on her affair with fast fashion in search of a slower, saner way of dressing. In this book, she'll help you do the same.

How To Break Up With Fast Fashion will help you to change your mindset, fall back in love with your wardrobe and embrace more sustainable ways of shopping - from the clothes swap to the charity shop. Full of refreshing honesty and realistic advice, Lauren will inspire you to repair, recycle and give your unloved items a new lease of life without sacrificing your style.

Because fashion belongs to everyone, but no outfit should cost us the earth.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472267764
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 216 g
Dimensions: 192 x 124 x 16 mm


Offers honest and realistic advice . . . Bravo will inspire you to repair, recycle and give old items a new lease of life, all without sacrificing your style, and the planet - Stylist Magazine

One of my most anticipated books of 2020 . . .as well as being full of brilliant advice, it's an honest, compassionate celebration of style and creativity. This what to read if you love clothes, women and the planet and you want to be inspired to do right by all of them. - Daisy Buchanan

As someone who has been trying to consciously change her shopping habits for years, this book made me realise that in a lot of ways I've been missing the point. However, it never talks down to you, or puts you on any more of guilt trip than most of us are all already on. It's just the facts, pure and simple, with a really clear guide on how we can do better and a relatable narrator to remind you that we're all human. For anyone wanting to change up their fashion ways, this book is invaluable. - Katherine Ormerod

Lauren is an important voice. A fashion lover, committed to reducing landfill and fashion's impact on the environment, she makes her clothes last longer and her purchases count. In this fun and enjoyable read, she encourages us all to see a future full of exciting styled looks no matter what our budget. - Caryn Franklin

A funny, achievable guide to reducing our fabric footprint, and covers swapping, mending, washing less and, most importantly, resisting the urge to shop. - Observer Magazine

Lauren Bravo shares her style secrets, from secondhand shopping to a good-luck dress - Telegraph

brilliant tips - Who What Wear

A guilt-free guide that will change the way you think about clothing for the better. It will inspire you to repair, recycle, and spruce up old items, as well as embrace more sustainable habits when it comes to shopping. - Independent

How To Break Up With Fast Fashion offers realistic advice on repairing and recycling your wardrobe, encouraging readers to embrace more sustainable ways of shopping. - Country & Town House

For a more accessible read, I'd recommend Lauren Bravo's How to Break Up with Fast Fashion. - Venetia La Manna, Marie Claire

Refreshingly honest and never patronising, overflowing with fabulous tips for repairing, recycling and buying clothes that last, even on a budget. - Independent, 10 Best Books to Help You Live More Sustainably

This book will educate you as well as make you laugh - Stellar

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Kelly at Waterstones Aviemore

“Time to take a good long look at your clothes shopping habits.”

At first glance at this book, I thought it looked interesting but that I wasn't necessarily the target market. I'm not a twenties/thirties girl in the city who pops into the high street chains on her lunch... More

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“Full of insightful knowledge and equally hilarious!”

What I loved about this book was the way Lauren wrote it like she was talking to a friend. It is a completely non judgemental, non preachy and equally hilarious book with stories of her past life as a slave to fast... More

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