#2GreatBookstoReadToday: Fashion & Sustainability

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Sustainable Fashion:What’s Next? A Conversation about Issues, Practices and Possibilities

Janet Hethorn, Connie Ulasewicz

2015

Following the evolution of Sustainability in the fashion industry, this book maps out a conversation from leading fashion academics and practitioners on issues, practices and potentials which has been updated with current concepts and industry practices in this second edition.

Sustainable Fashion: What’s Next? A Conversation about Issues, Practices and Possibilities; examines the challenges that designers, product developers, and consumers confront as they create, wear, and recycle clothing.

The publication also shows an expansion of real world applications and includes interviews, case studies; discusses topics such as social media, social responsibility, technology, cradle to cradle design and design challenges, as well as an Instructor’s Guide.

Divided into three sections, each section focuses on an in-depth exploration of sustainable opportunities that are identified as people, process and the environment.

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Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes

Andrew Brooks

2015

Following the journey of global clothing systems, Andrew Brooks shows how new and second-hand clothes are traded across continents and traces the human and environmental impacts of production and consumption.

A well-researched book with focus on jeans, Clothing Poverty demonstrates how the clothing, textile and recycling sectors have played a major part in making different regions of the world, especially Africa, rich and poor with rich narratives from Mozambican cotton growers, Zambian factory workers, American jeans markets, international charities and Nigerian smugglers, amongst others.

An eye-opener on the inequalities and secret sides of fashion, Brooks aims to call to action stakeholders, and bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.

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