It’s my turn on the blog tour for Disrobed and I am here to share with you about Syl Tang’s book!
We may not often think of our clothes as having a function beyond covering our naked bodies and keeping us a little safer from the elements. But to discount the enormous influence of clothing on anything from economic cycles to the future of water scarcity is to ignore the greater meaning of the garments we put on our backs. Disrobed vividly considers the role that clothing plays in everything from natural disasters to climate change to terrorism to geopolitics to agribusiness. Chapter by chapter, Tang takes the reader on an unusual journey, telling stories and asking questions that most consumers have never considered about their clothing. Why do banker’s wives sell off their clothes and how does that presage a recession? How is clothing linked to ethanol and starvation on the African continent? Could RFID in clothing save the lives of millions of people in earthquakes around the world?
This book takes an everyday item and considers it in a way that readers may not have previously thought possible. It tackles topics relevant to today, everything from fakes in the museums to farm-to-table eating, and answers questions about how we can anticipate and change our world in areas as far-reaching as the environment, politics, and the clash of civilizations occurring between countries. Much like other pop economics books have done before, the stories are easily retold in water-cooler style, allowing them to be thoughtfully considered, argued, and discussed.
Where to buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Disrobed-Clothing-Predicts-Economic-Determines/dp/1541464125
About the Author
Syl Tang is the author of Disrobed, a book about where the world is going, through the lens of our wearables. She is a futurist, the CEO of HipGuide and has advised companies and governments on the future for 25 years.
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We are back with our 5th year running the Reindeer Readathon!! I am so excited to be doing this again and Markus and I have put a lot of work into making this happen so we can’t wait to kick it off in December with all of you! This video should give an explanation of the Reindeer Readathon and how it works. All links to the resources of the readathon will be posted here too! Comment below if you will be participating!
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