Second Skin

Second Skin


By (author) India Flint

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  • Publisher: MURDOCH BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 225mm x 270mm x 26mm | 1,461g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Millers Point
  • ISBN 10: 174196721X
  • ISBN 13: 9781741967210
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 6,548

Product description

Almost from the moment of our birth, clothing acts as our second skin, yet we rarely consider where our clothes have come from and the effects they might have on the environment and ourselves. This heartfelt, practical and topical book is about easily achievable ways in which we can care for our planet by living simpler lives and using fewer resources, specifically those to do with cloth and clothing. Beautifully photographed and illustrated by the author, it presents information and inspiration on selecting, acquiring, wearing, caring for, making and repurposing textiles and clothing. This title offers timely, positive and inspiring advice on how the individual can make a difference through their clothing choices in solving the problems of global warming, pollution and scarce resources. It is full of sound, practical advice and information, with additional projects accompanied by detailed instructions and beautiful photography. The materials and tools used are easily found or made in the average home and garden.

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Author information

Costumier, artist and writer India Flint's works are represented in collections and museums in Germany, Latvia and Australia. She now lives on a farm in rural South Australia, researching plant dyes and breeding sheep. India also manages a textile practice embracing theatre, art and fashion and produces a range of salvage clothing under the label 'prophet of bloom'. India's work is featured on her website:

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"One of the most elegantly designed crafts books to debut this year . . . there s much valuable information on every page, in every illustration, throughout each chapter . . . an excellent source." "Booklist" starred review of "Eco Colour""