Consumed: The need for collective change; colonialism, climate change & consumerism

Non-Fiction, Art, Design & Photography, Fashion & Textiles, Fashion & Textiles
Hardback Published on: 23/09/2021
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A book to be read right now
A subject matter close to my heart and I devour anything that comes into print. Aja brings the horribly uncomfortable truth about our obsession to consu... READ MORE
Sam at Newton Abbot
A Must Read
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and I’m very glad I was. Barber is no-nonsense without being preachy, informative whilst ... READ MORE
Red at Southport


Aja Barber wants change.

In the 'learning' first half of the book, she will expose you to the endemic injustices in our consumer industries and the uncomfortable history of the textile industry; one which brokered slavery, racism and today's wealth inequality. And how these oppressive systems have bled into the fashion industry and its lack of diversity and equality. She will also reveal how we spend our money and whose pockets it goes into and whose it doesn't (clue: the people who do the actual work) and will tell her story of how she came to learn the truth.

In the second 'unlearning' half of the book, she will help you to understand the uncomfortable truth behind why you consume the way you do. She asks you to confront the sense of lack you have, the feeling that you are never quite enough and the reasons why you fill the aching void with consumption rather than compassion. And she makes you challenge this power disparity, and take back ownership of it. The less you buy into the consumer culture the more power you have.

  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781914240041
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 418g
  • Dimensions: 218 x 140 x 26 mm

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A must read if you wear clothes and donate them.
Fast fashion is a problem. Practical steps to address the problem are laid out. If you care about the people who make clothes, this book lays out how you c... READ MORE
Bridgette Eaton