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To Dye For by Alden Wicker
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Jun 27, 2023 | ISBN 9780593422618

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One of The Next Big Idea Club’s June 2023 Must-Read Books

“Utterly eye-opening and engrossing, you will never look at your clothes the same way again after reading this book. Alden Wicker demystifies the toxic process behind how our clothing is made in page-turning detail.” —Amy Odell, author of Anna: The Biography

To Dye For is not just about clothes. It’s an intrepid, long-overdue investigation into the untested and often dangerous chemicals that are in nearly everything we buy, the sobering reality of what these substances are doing to our bodies, and an inspiring call to action for our government to put public safety over the power of the chemical industry.” —Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
“[Wicker’s] mastery of her chosen subject is impressive, while it is her ability to not only enlighten readers regarding the obvious-fashion, she notes, does not come with an ingredient list-but also to drive home the seriousness of her research that makes this a crucial book…Her gripping and deadly serious investigation of this long overlooked topic hits all the right marks. To Dye For should be widely read and has the potential of being a game changer in an increasingly scrutinized industry.” —Booklist, starred review

“A disturbing, well-researched study with solid proposals to address a deep-seated problem.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Journalist Wicker urges consumers to think twice before picking up a piece of fast fashion in her incisive debut…Wicker makes a robust, sobering case that ‘much of what historically made fashion dangerous to our health has been invisible,’ grounded by copious research and frequently shocking first-person accounts. This is a real eye-opener.” —Publishers Weekly

“With searing investigative skills, Alden Wicker unveils one more insidious way in which the beauty and fashion industry exact a toxic price on women: the chemical stew woven into fabrics we wear. Too often—in a story old as time—when women speak up about the ill-effects of these toxins on their health, they’re discounted and gaslit. That is, until writers like Alden dig in, investigate, connect the dots, shed new light, and make us listen.” —Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of The Autoimmune Epidemic and The Last Best Cure
To Dye For seamlessly weaves a captivating narrative with thorough, eye-opening research—making this a book you can’t put down.” —Kathryn Kellogg, author of 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste
“A tour de force through the invisible chemical world hidden in our clothes and practical guide on what we can do about it.” —Maxine Bédat, author of Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment

“Concerning and empowering. Wicker encourages us to listen to women and our own bodies, to choose slow and low-tech fashion for our own health and the planet’s, and to hold toxic fashion manufacturers accountable. I hope we’ll see ingredient lists on clothing and a paradigm shift towards protecting consumer health as a result of this important book.” —Kimberly Nicholas PhD, author of Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World

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