A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade
“A fascinating chronicle of the $55-billion-a-year global denim industry.” —David Futrelle, Los Angeles Times
Rachel Louise Snyder reports from the far reaches of the multi-billion-dollar denim industry in search of the people who make your clothes. From a cotton picker in Azerbaijan to a Cambodian seamstress, a denim maker in Italy to a fashion designer in New York, Snyder captures the human, environmental, and political forces at work in a complex and often absurd world. Neither polemic nor prescription, Fugitive Denim captures what it means to work in the twenty-first century.
Praise For Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade…
— Kathryn Masterson - Chicago Tribune
A thoughtful, ultimately hopeful look at how our choices about something as mundane as jeans can alter the lives of people 10,000 miles away.
— Fast Company
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393335422, 368pp.
Publication Date: April 20, 2009