Launch: Tansy Hoskins’ ‘Stitched up” at London Fashion Week

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What: The book launch for Tansy Hoskins’ fantastic Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion, published in January.

Where & When: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, E1 5LJ, London, UK. Thursday 13th February, 7pm-10.30pm

Who: Fashion designer Katharine Hamnett will be joining the panel to discuss exploitation, gender, and race in fashion capitalism! Along with special guests:

Susie Orbach – Psychotherapist, activist, author of Fat Is A Feminist Issue andBodies. Founder of Anybody.
Dunja Knezevic – President of The Models Union.
Leah Borromeo – Journalist and Director of Dirty White Gold
Nadia Idle – Love Fashion, Hate Sweatshops – War on Want
Chaired by Tansy Hoskins, author of Stitched Up: The Anti-capitalist Book of Fashion (Pluto, 2014)

The Issues: The Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh killed over 1,134 people. Many more are missing and families still await compensation. How do we stop another fashion supply-chain tragedy?

The average catwalk model is fifteen and working abroad. Even the biggest names in the business are told: “The look this year is anorexic.” What is life like for models and how can we challenge fashion’s beauty ideals?

What links the lives of all those ‘Working It’ in fashion? On the eve of London Fashion Week join us for an evening of discussion and debate, and to launch Stitched Up, published by Pluto Press.

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This launch event was filmed and the videos have just been published on YouTube.

Watch and listen to the ways in which the speakers talk about the book and the interconnected issues that it raises:

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