Friday, February 26, 2016

The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry by Nikolay Anguelov

The book, The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry by Nikolay Anguelov is a great look into the fashion world of clothing and how the prices begin to drop, making it affordable for everyone to buy. However, the big negative impact no one realizes is the pollution being added to the environment. The information inside covers every detail about the new change of fashion. By the prices dropping, while creating styles that would please anyone with the many types of fabrics top companies love to use. However, to make this possible the companies are finding simpler ways to create clothing, without losing money and keeping it cost friendly for anyone to purchase, which helps build the business.  This is what the book calls, Fast Fashion.

Now with the use of Fast Fashion, many companies can put out top quality products and still grow. However, the thing that this book is trying to share is the problems that are being caused due the methods used to make these clothes. Many would think that most of the problems of pollution is coming form products like paper, plastic, food and petroleum. These we try to reuse, up-cycle and recycle. However, no one realizes that the clothing industries are causing much more pollution to our environment, than we could imagine.  Honestly, I never even thought about clothing being a dangerous thing. It just never dawned on me that clothing being dyed and the products used to create these fabrics of clothing we wear, are adding more CO2 into the air and so many things that can cause our society to become worse, while we look our best.
The piece that got me, was the lie of some Eco-Fashion. Since, I would think it was a true thing, but honestly there is no such thing as Eco-Fashion. There would still have to be certain fabrics bought and used, machines to produce them. So some companies try to get the attention of the public when adding Eco Friendly or anything similar. However, this is false to get the idea that it's helping or helpful to the environment. Since, the material and production to make it is still using and adding pollution. Therefore, I found this as a big eye opening book! Something I wouldn't of thought about and yet very interesting to learn about. The fashion we wear is wonderful, but now I will think twice about all the pollution it is causing our society and environment, when being created!
Information About The Author:
Nikolay Anguelov is a professor of economic development in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He oversees the graduate certificate and concentration in Public Management for the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program as well as service the research-intensive policy analysis curriculum for the department. Dr. Anguelov is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work focuses on the adjacencies between economics, politics and diplomacy. His research focus is a product of his private sector experience in international trade. As an alumnus of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Dr. Anguelov started his career in the private sector of fashion and home product international commerce where he eventually started his own successful business. Those experiences define his attention to the role policy plays in creating economic incentives both domestically and internationally. Dr. Anguelov is also the author Policy and Political Theory In Trade Practice: Multinational Corporations and Global Governments (2014) and Economic Sanctions Vs. Soft Power: Lessons From Myanmar, North Korea and the Middle East (2015) both published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Information:
Hardcover: 234 pages
Publisher: CRC Press (September 4, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1498712223
ISBN-13: 978-1498712224
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches

If you're interested to learn more, please follow the link below:
CRC Press - The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry: Fast Fashion and Its Negative Impact on Environment and Society by Nikolay Anguelov

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