Geographies of Fashion: The social and environmental costs of fast fashion

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


We all wear clothes – but how often do we reflect on where they have come from? In this talk, Dr Amber Martin-Woodhead explores how geographers analyse the geographical lives of our clothes. Asking questions about where they have come from, who made them (and under what conditions) and what are their environmental impacts? With the growing rise of fast fashion in western economies, issues of poor working conditions for garment workers, environmentally damaging clothing manufacture and ever-increasing rates of clothing in landfill – this talk considers the increasing importance of geographical study on the fashion industry.
Period10 Mar 2021
Held atCEES School of Energy, Construction and Environment
Degree of RecognitionInternational