The Sustainable Fashion Handbook

The Sustainable Fashion Handbook

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This ambitious book is set to become the definitive reference on all aspects of eco-fashion. Packed with authoritative features and facts, and inspiring images and ideas, it is dramatically more in-depth and comprehensive than any previous single publication on the subject. The book is divided into five thematic chapters covering every aspect of contemporary fashion from fashion cultures (from high street to blogosphere to couture), to the eco-footprint of the current resource-hungry and wasteful system, to the fashion business, employer of up to 40 million people worldwide. Each chapter presents an array of illustrated articles including essays by leading writers and thinkers, statements from designers such as Stella McCartney, EDUN founder Ali Hewson, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, interviews with such designers as Katharine Hamnett, Hussein Chalayan, Dries van Noten, Lorrie Vogel (Nike) as well as presenting future scenarios which set out how things could be if we do - or don't - succeed in enacting radical change. Finally a resources section provides comprehensive listings of leading organizations involved in campaigning, advising, certifying, footprinting and promoting sustainability worldwide. The Sustainable Fashion Handbook will take its place as the Bible of the subject.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 240 x 340 x 30.48mm | 2,200g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 12 Illustrations, black and white; 295 Illustrations, color
  • 0500290563
  • 9780500290569
  • 144,512

Table of contents

Introduction: Self and beauty * 1. Culture and consumption * Desire and fashion * 2. Design and innovation * Craft and industry * 3. Transparency and livelihood * Speed and distance * 4. Ecology and waste * Techno eco * 5. New fashion paradigms
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'A huge range of examples and perspectives on sustainable fashion ... it isn't just pretty pictures, with plenty of essays debating the materials and morality of contemporary fashion' - Crafts 'From Katherine Hamnett printed T-shirt, to Vivienne Westwood's stance against global warming, the author questions the sustainability of fashion and its key players' - AnOther Magazine 'Packed with facts and inspiring images and ideas, this is a useful reference for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in fashion, sustainability and innovation' - Textiles 'Required reading ... ultra-comprehensive' - Shop Ethica 'Perhaps the most intricately detailed and authoritative publication on all aspects of eco-fashion to date ... the definitive reference on the subject' - 'With its strong visuals this book succeeds in making the concept of sustainability fashionable' - Selvedge 'The book is a fascinating glimpse into how the industry is trying to change for the better, all accompanied with beautiful images' - Stylist
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About Sandy Black

Sandy Black is Professor of Fashion and Textile Design and Technology at the London College of Fashion. She has published widely on fashion, textiles and knitwear design and sustainability, and their intersection with science, technology and craft.
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