Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

Feedback

Free returns

-

£3.95 standard UK delivery

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

Why fashion matters

£5.99

Product description

Yet even as fashion touches the lives of each and every one of us, its influence and the vast creative industry that it supports can seem mysterious to outsiders.

In Why Fashion Matters Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion, guides readers into the dizzying world of this rapidly expanding, increasingly global, always exciting industry.

In provocative and intriguing entries, Corner teases out the glorious intricacies and contradictions of an industry that simultaneously values:

technology and craft, timeless style and fast fashion, the bespoke and the mass-market, consumption and sustainability, cold, hard numbers and creative expression.

From "Shop 'til We Drop" to "The White Shirt" to "The One Trillion Dollar Business" each entry offers a unique avenue into fashion and its impact, both positive and negative, on lives around the globe.

Item details

Author(s):
Frances Corner
Condition:
New
ISBN-10:
0500517371
ISBN-13:
9780500517376
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 30 days.
Returns policy

About this item

Yet even as fashion touches the lives of each and every one of us, its influence and the vast creative industry that it supports can seem mysterious to outsiders.

In Why Fashion Matters Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion, guides readers into the dizzying world of this rapidly expanding, increasingly global, always exciting industry.

In provocative and intriguing entries, Corner teases out the glorious intricacies and contradictions of an industry that simultaneously values:

technology and craft, timeless style and fast fashion, the bespoke and the mass-market, consumption and sustainability, cold, hard numbers and creative expression.

From "Shop 'til We Drop" to "The White Shirt" to "The One Trillion Dollar Business" each entry offers a unique avenue into fashion and its impact, both positive and negative, on lives around the globe.

Author(s):
Frances Corner
Condition:
New
ISBN-10:
0500517371
ISBN-13:
9780500517376
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

We offer a 30 day no quibble returns policy. You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section. You have the option of a full refund or exchange for an alternative item from the range.

This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £14.00

Outside Europe: £28.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

Oxfam Shop Front Street

All yours! We sell your generously donated clothes, books and homewares along with a good selection of greetings cards to raise money to fight poverty and suffering. Please contact us for further details of what we stock.

View Shop