7 must read-sustainable fashion books

by Naomi

Green movement, minimalism, over consumption, ethic… we often hear about those words nowadays. It confirms that sustainable fashion is a hot topic and a challenge for society. However, sometimes it’s hard to understand and that’s why we made a selection of the must-read sustainable fashion books. Therefore, you'll be able to head for an ethical fashion and eco-friendly way of living.

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out The World?
Lucy Siegle (2011)

This book on the fashion industry examines the inhumane and environmentally devastating story behind the clothes we buy and wear. To Die For offers a vision of how green could really be the new black.

Clothing poverty: the hidden world and second-hand clothes
Andrew Brooks (2015)

Following the journey of a pair of jeans, "Clothing Poverty" will take you around the world. You will discover how clothes are manufactured and retailed bringing to light the connexion between fast-fashion and clothing recycling.

Slow fashion: eesthetics meets ethics
Safia Minney (2016)

Written by Safia Minney, founder of the eco-friendly label “People tree” which aims to guarantee the respect for environment and fair trade, this book offers slow fashion and eco-friendly alternatives to our daily consumption.

Sustainable fashion : past, present and future
Jennifer Farley Gordon & Colleen Hill (2015) 

This book is situating the eco-fashion movement in its historical context, investigating the relationship between fashion and the environment from the early nineteenth century.

Over-Dressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
Elizabeth L. Cline (2013)

Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. This book deals with two major questions : “What are we doing with all these cheap clothes?” and “what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being?”

Dress (with) sense
Christina Dean , Sofia Tärneberg, Hannah Lane (2017)

This guide book will guide you in your new way to consume. Tips will help you to consume in a eco-friendly way very quickly. You’ll learn how to buy sustainable clothes, how to wear them, how to take care of your clothes and how to get rid of those you don’t want to wear anymore.

The sustainable fashion handbook
Sandy Black (2012)

The book is divided into five chapters. Every chapter is covering every aspect of fashion : fashion cultures (blog, couture...), eco-footprint of the very polluting fashion industry, fashion business, etc. The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world and up to 40 million people work for this industry. 

Here are our tiny selection of books to learn more about slow fashion
and inspire you every day in your new way of living and consuming. 

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