AC Radio Episode 10 – The Fashion Industry under Capitalism

In this episode of the podcast, Tansy E Hoskins discusses her book "Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion", with Rowan Fortune, offering insights into the negative impact of the modern fashion industry on workers, consumers, and the environment, while providing a vision for a more sustainable future. Actress Emma Watson praises the book as a call for revolution, and the episode also highlights an upcoming event to commemorate the Rana Plaza factory collapse.


Tansy Hoskins talks about her book Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion and how the modern fashion industry affects workers, consumers and the environment. She also points to a vision of how things might be different and why clothing, fashion and the way we feel about how we look matters. Actress Emma Watson said about the book “Makes a strong case for nothing less than a revolution”. We also encourage you to join an event to mark the tenth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Savar, Bangladesh. Sunday 23rd April.

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Rowan Fortune is an editor and revolutionary socialist. On their weekly blog, they write on utopian literature and imagination, why grimdark is the dystopian fiction of our time and more. They wrote Writing Nowhere: A Beginner's Guide to Utopia; edited the anthology of utopian short fiction Citizens of Nowhere; and contributed to the multi-authored System Crash: An activist guide to making revolution.

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