Tansy Hoskins: The Global Impact of Clothing

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5:30 pm - 6:45 pm


Leeds University Union - Function

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Join this discussion with Tansy Hoskins, the author of Foot Work – What Your Shoes Are Doing To The World and Stitched Up – The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion. In this talk Tansy will introduce her new book, Foot Work, and will open our eyes to some of the disastrous environmental and social costs of the fashion industry. 

In 2018, 66.3 million pairs of shoes were manufactured across the world every single day. They have never been cheaper to buy, and we have never been more convinced that we need to buy them. Yet their cost to the planet has never been greater.

In this urgent, passionately argued book, Tansy Hoskins opens our eyes to the dark origins of the shoes on our feet. Taking us deep into the heart of an industry that is exploiting workers and deceiving consumers, we begin to understand that if we don't act fast, this humble household object will take us to the point of no return.

Foot Work – What Your Shoes Are Doing To The World will be released on 20 March 2020.