Have you always wanted to live more ethically but haven’t got a clue where to start? Does sustainability seem like a far-off concept that you can’t quite grasp? At Fashion Changing the World, we understand how daunting it can be to make those first changes towards living more sustainably. We also understand that knowledge is power! With that in mind, we donned our best thinking caps and compiled a list of the most informative, interesting and all together life changing books to help you put your best (green) foot forward. Put the kettle on, get your Amazon Wish List at the ready and let us introduce you to 6 of the best books on sustainable fashion, penned by some of the top industry professionals and eco warriors.
A definitive guide on the causes and effects of cheap fashion. Including interviews with some of the top names in the industry (think Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood), this carefully crafted and stylish text is a must have for anyone with a desire to expand their knowledge on the impact of the modern day fast fashion industry.
Written by a seasoned model and avid eco advocate, this beautifully put together book is not only a pleasure to read, but a book shelf essential. Oakes pulls together informative writing with a personal feel, including a comprehensive list of ethically responsible brands. The perfect marker on how to shop – without the guilt.
This book delivers exactly what you would expect from The Observer’s resident Ethical Living columnist, and more. With Siegle’s signature passion for sustainability, this acts as both a detailed examination of the fast fashion industry and a power tool, giving consumers a poignant insight into how they can take control to move towards a sustainable future.
With upcycling an ever-blossoming trend, Sass Brown’s Refashioned offers a valuable look at 46 designers from all over the world who focus on breathing new life into devalued materials. Dripping with inspiration and insight, this one will have you rummaging through your closet and reaching for your sewing kit in no time. An uplifting work from the Interim Dean of the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Released to coincide with the 2011 fashion week, this is a look at the glamourous and opulent world of fashion and those who are daring to do things differently. Rich in photography and including input from celebrity ethical champions such as Emma Watson, this book created by the founder of People Tree is an uplifting reminder that the fight for fairer fashion is one worth having.
Stylist, author and fashion blogger Jordan Phillips offers a no-nonsense approach to the best way to tackle fast fashion in three effortless steps. A perfect read if you want to live sustainably but are unsure of where to start – and will leave you wondering why didn’t start sooner!
All titles available now from Amazon
By Kate Prince