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.