Aja Barber has singlehandedly challenged and changed my approach to consumerism and fast fashion. If we have any hope of addressing the fundamental links between fast fashion and catastrophic climate change, Barber's isn't just a voice we should listen to - it is a voice we MUST listen to.
The fashion industry has pulled the wool over our eyes but with this book Aja rips it off, finds out who made it, pays them back and then convinces you to join her in holding the industry accountable. An accessible, wry and hugely compelling exploration of a culture of exploitation and how, together, we can end it.
A critique on what we buy, how it's made and the systems behind it that make an unfair and broken cycle is coupled with the call to unlearn these practices and challenge the feelings of satisfaction that come with them.