Lucy Siegle

Lucy SiegleLucy Siegle is one of Britain's leading journalists on social and environmental justice. She has written a weekly column on ethical living in the Observer since 2004. Exploring labor rights and the plight of workers in the developing world moved Lucy to take a long, hard look at her own wardrobe and fashion consumerism. She has spent the past five years researching and campaigning for an alternative fashion industry that will replace turbo-consumerism with sustainable and equitable style.

Meanwhile, she has contributed feature and opinion pieces to publications ranging from The Times and the New Statesman to Marie Claire and Grazia, and blogs for the Huffington Post. She launched the Observer Ethical Awards, dubbed the "Green Oscars," in 2005.

In 2011, her collaboration with Livia Firth and took her to the real Oscars as part of ethical fashion initiative the "Green Carpet Challenge." A familiar face and voice on U.K. TV and radio, she has reported and presented on the prime-time BBC1 program The One Show since 2007. She is a visiting professor to the University of the Arts, London.

Lucy is the author of To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World, published in 2011 by Fourth Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Zara’s Way: How Fast Fashion Snared Us With Low Prices, Quick Changes

Zara’s Way: How Fast Fashion Snared Us With Low Prices, Quick Changes

Legend has it that when the first Zara store opened in Britain, on Regent Street in London, shoppers were a little mystified. The prices seemed high, and I’m told (perhaps apocryphally) that if

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