One of the strongest trends in fashion is the expression of ecological, social and community consciousness, which has recently moved upscale from organic cotton T-shirts to high fashion. There is now a wide range of companies offering welldesigned merchandise, from one-off art, recycled and redesigned clothing, organic and sustainable textiles and garment production, to a range of community and indigenous support cooperatives bridging the gap between traditional craft and high fashion. This book shows the range of companies making a difference in the area of sustainable design in fashion, exploding the myth that sustainable design is bad design, or at best basic design, by highlighting the range of companies producing desirable and well-designed apparel and accessories with a conscience. It not only demonstrates the range of products available around the globe, but explains the stories behind them and the communities they support, as well as showing how and where they make a difference.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 197 x 280 x 17.78mm | 970g
- 06 Oct 2010
- Laurence King Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
- 282 colour illustrations
Table of contents
CHAPTER ONE - BIKES Introduction The Road Bike / The Time Trial Bike / The Track Bike / The Cyclo-Cross Bike CHAPTER TWO - FRAME DETAILS Frame Materials, Geometry and Design / Dropouts, Frame Components and Lugs Feature: Richard Sachs Cycles CHAPTER THREE - STEERING Forks / Headsets and Aheadsets Feature: Chris King Components CHAPTER FOUR - WHEELS Introduction / Track Hubs / Road Hubs / Tyres and Tubulars / Rims and Spokes / Wheelsets / Quick Release Skewers Feature: Bob Parlee CHAPTER FIVE - SADDLES Feature: Brooks Saddles Seatposts Feature: Ben Serotta CHAPTER SIX - CONTROLS AND CONTACT POINTS Handlebars, Handlebar Stems and Handlebar Tape / Brake Levers and Gear Shifters / Road Brakes / Cantilever Brakes / Cable Systems Feature: Independent Fabrication CHAPTER SEVEN - THE GEARS Bottom Brackets and Bearings / Cranks / Derailleurs: Front and Rear Gear Mechanisms Feature: Ernesto Colnago CHAPTER EIGHT - THE DRIVE Pedals / Cassettes / Chains Feature: Dario Pegoretti CHAPTER NINE - FINISHING KITS AND BUILDING Extras
'Eco Fashion makes an important contribution to the global movement for ecology-in-design. In particular, Sass Brown calls attention to the many independent designers who are bringing environmentally-friendly fashion to the next level.' Valerie Steele, Director, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology 'Eco Fashion will be one of the fastest growing areas in the global fashion business this decade. This book provides an excellent overview of this emerging field.' Dr Suran Goonatilake OBE, Founder of Iqons, the world's largest fashion industry networking site 'Eco Fashion is a thoughtful and stimulating publication that comprehensively covers the way companies and designers are responding to the challenge of creating a more environmentally friendly yet design-led fashion industry. What is perhaps unique about this publication is how it provides both an insight into the key drivers behind developing an eco fashion industry, whilst at the same time acting as a guide to the designers and fashion companies who are tackling these issues. This publication never loses sight of the importance of creating fashionable and exciting clothes if we are to have a sustainable fashion industry.' Professor Frances Corner, Head of College London College of Fashion
About Sass Brown
Sass Brown is a full-time professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and lives in Florence, Italy, where she is Resident Director for its overseas programme. She has created collections for myriad manufacturers, from urban clothing for London's trend conscious teenagers, to her own signature collection of women's designer sportswear. She specializes in ethical design practices in the fashion industry and has worked with women's cooperatives in Latin America, most notably COOPA-ROCA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.