Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion

(Bloomsbury 2019)

 

Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion brings together, for the first time, voices from different communities, countries and continents. The contributions in this book chart the many varied environmental, ethical, social and economic aspects that are shaping the evolution of sustainable fashion in different nations. We began the project with questions: how is the movement towards sustainable fashion evolving around the world? Are there similarities and differences to be found in approaches to sustainability and circularity across the regions? And, How do we see fashion in a global system developing in the future? We chose not to ‘define’ sustainability for our authors; rather, we have let our authors explore the field from their own perspective. The contributions represent a wide range of current and on-going research projects and activities that are occurring in countries around the world – and they demonstrate, collectively, that regardless of the scale of the project or work being conducted, change is taking place. Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams of creative works, eighteen essays focus on six regions, examining sustainable fashion in the context of local, cultural and environmental concerns. Also included are 18 regional 'Spotlight' sections highlighting the differences and similarities across regions by concentrating on examples of best practice, design innovation and impact on the community.

 

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Fashion Design for Living

(Routledge 2015)

 

Fashion Design for Living explores the positive contribution that the contemporary fashion designer can make within society. The book seeks to reveal new ways of designing and making fashion garments and products that not only enhance and enrich our lives, but also are mindful of social and sustainable issues. The practitioners and researchers that have contributed to this book share different perspectives on how fashion design can support individual and social enhancement. These accounts foreground approaches to fashion design that focus on users, lived experiences, actual and everyday problems or scenarios, which traditionally have remained unfamiliar or aside from the fashion design process applied in industry or in the educational fashion design studio. Fashion Design for Living champion’s new approaches to fashion practice by uncovering a rich and diverse set of views and reflective experiences, which explore the changing role of the fashion designer and inspire fresh, innovative and creative responses to fashion and the world we live in.

 

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A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

(Fairchild 2014)

 

A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion foregrounds the relationship between lifecycle thinking and sustainable design strategies in a new model for fashion design practice. Drawing on examples from both well-known fashion brands, companies, and innovative, emerging designers, the book explores a variety of ways in which designers can bring sustainability into the fashion design process, from focusing on designing garments for disassembly and recycling at the point of disposal, to garments that are developed to be energy efficient during the use phase. While new approaches to designing and producing garments are presented, the book also challenges the fashion industry to move away from a system that relies solely on achieving economic success from the manufacture of products, to considering a model of practice that incorporates, for example, product service combinations including leasing, repair and alteration services, and take-back schemes. Available in hardback, paperback, and eBook formats in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

 

 

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Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way we Make and Use Clothes

(eds. A Gwilt and T Rissanen)
(Earthscan 2011)

 

This book explores the issue of fashion, sustainability and specifically the way in which fashion clothing is produced, used and discarded. As fashion and textile designers become aware of the environmental impacts associated with clothing this book explores a range of sustainable strategies that can be used to reduce and avoid textile waste.

 

Based upon a lifecycle approach, from a design perspective, the book is divided into four sections: Source; Make; Use; Last. Illustrated throughout with case studies of best practice from international designers and fashion labels and written in a practical, accessible style, this is a must-have text for fashion and textile researchers, designers and students.

 

 

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Fragments: Methodologies of Making Fashion

Clifton-Cunningham.A, and Gwilt. A (eds) (2008), DAB docs 7, Sydney

 

This book explores the issue of fashion, sustainability and specifically the way in which fashion clothing is produced, used and discarded. As fashion and textile designers become aware of the environmental impacts associated with clothing this book explores a range of sustainable strategies that can be used to reduce and avoid textile waste.

 

Based upon a lifecycle approach, from a design perspective, the book is divided into four sections: Source; Make; Use; Last. Illustrated throughout with case studies of best practice from international designers and fashion labels and written in a practical, accessible style, this is a must-have text for fashion and textile researchers, designers and students.

 

 

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