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  • Scrutinizing Sustainability: Eco-Fashion Books on the Horizon

    Arts & Culture, Fashion Design


    A few new books that I am looking forward to locating, reading, and scrutinizing early this Spring:

    Eco-Chic: The Fashion Paradox, by Sandy Black. Release date: 4/15/08 by Black Dog Publishing, UK.

    Sustainable Fashion: Why Now? A conversation exploring issues, practices, and possibilities, by Janet Hethorn, Connie Ulasewicz, Yvon Chouinard. Release date: 4/08, by Fairchild Books.

    " Through a collection of specially commissioned essays, Sustainable Fashion: Why Now? examines the issues of sustainability that designers, product developers, and consumers confront as they go about their business of creating, wearing, and recycling clothing and fashion. In a broader sense, the book considers what "sustainability" means alongside "fashion"—two seemingly contradictory concepts as fashion is all about change and sustainability, is all about preservation..."

    Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys, by Kate Fletcher. Release date: January 2008, by Earthscan Publications Ltd.

    I also have to pull out a copy of Earth Pledge's FutureFashion White Papers in order to compare notes on where we have been and what progress has indeed been made in the span of just a few years.

  • Dear Abigail,

    Thanks for giving us a heads up to the upcoming book. I think that because design it is about change, it is so important to pull the sustainability issue as part of the fundation of the design process. It is an uphill batle, but there are companies brave enough to do it. Zoica

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