Hello and welcome to this non-Amazon slice of the internet,
I'm a journalist and author writing (mostly) about labour rights and the politics of the fashion industry. If you scroll down you can buy copies of my books or check out lists of some of my favourite books. Anything you buy from this page pings me a small percentage of each sale but most importantly you'll be supporting independent bookshops - thank you in advance!
My award-winning first book Stitched Up – The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion, is available in six languages and was selected by Emma Watson for her ‘Ultimate Book List.’ In 2020, I followed this up with Foot Work – What Your Shoes Are Doing To The World, an exposé of the dark origins of the shoes on our feet.
Here are some nice things people have said about my writing:
'A pioneering, pugnacious study' - Nature Journal
‘Absorbing, meticulous and at times completely horrifying’ - Lucy Siegle
‘A superb primer on everything that is wrong with our world – and how we can start to change it’ - New Internationalist
‘Bracingly well written, this is a work of love, research and polemic’ - Morning Star
‘Fascinating and eye-opening, Foot Work shows brilliantly how a simple everyday object can shed light on the hidden costs of globalisation and environmental degradation’ - Owen Jones
'An incredible accomplishment' - Susie Orbach
"Makes a strong case for nothing less than a revolution" - Emma Watson
“A book that hangs like a garment on a coat-hanger. Take it off the hanger and put it on. By which I mean - read it and walk through history” - John Berger
“A book that will need to stay in print for years to come” - Monthly Review