Chapter 6 mentions the growing problem of waste that consumers create. In the fast-fashion, trendy society that we live in, clothing is often thrown away before it lives its full lifespan. This info-graph better depicts what happens to fabric when it is thrown away.
In the 1990s, raver fashion became popular. Huge dance parties that were held outdoors or in large spaces were called raves. "Dancers wore t-shirts with smiley faces, or tie-dyed, psychedelic prints, and hippie-like elements."
Louis on Shirley: “ ‘In her white evening dress, with her long hair flowing full and wavy, with her noiseless step, her pale cheek, her eye full of night and lightning, she looked, I thought, spirit-like - a thing made of an element, the child of a breeze and a flame, the daughter of a ray and a raindrop - a thing never to be over taken, arrested, fixed.’ ” (chapter 36, pg 469-70)