The Sustainable Fashion Handbook
- ISBN 9780500290569
- 34.00 x 24.00 cm
- Flexibound PLC with flaps (no jacket)
- 307 Illustrations, 295 in colour
- First published 2012
The definitive sourcebook on all aspects of sustainable fashion – not only the environmental issues presented by fast-moving fashion, but also the social impact of the industry. Packed with authoritative facts and inspiring images and ideas, this is an indispensable reference for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in fashion, sustainability and innovation
‘A huge range of examples and perspectives on sustainable fashion … it isn’t just pretty pictures, with plenty of essays debating the materials and morality of contemporary fashion’ – Crafts
‘From Katherine Hamnett printed T-shirt, to Vivienne Westwood’s stance against global warming, the author questions the sustainability of fashion and its key players’– AnOther Magazine
‘Packed with facts and inspiring images and ideas, this is a useful reference for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in fashion, sustainability and innovation’ – Textiles
‘Required reading … ultra-comprehensive’ – Shop Ethica
‘Perhaps the most intricately detailed and authoritative publication on all aspects of eco-fashion to date … the definitive reference on the subject’ – DisegnoDaily.com
Sandy Black, one of the world’s pioneering authorities on sustainable fashion, has assembled perspectives ranging from designers and technical experts to academics and journalists, environmental and social action campaigners, craft specialists and artists, and representatives of global corporations.
Includes illustrated articles and essays by leading writers and thinkers, interviews and statements from designers such as Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Hussein Chalayan and case studies on everything from the life-cycle of jeans to smart textiles and fair trade schemes.
The book covers every aspect of contemporary fashion: fashion cultures and patterns of consumption from couture house blogosphere; design and innovation; working conditions and corporate transparency; the eco-footprint of the industry; and the role of technology in greening fashion.
A resources section provides listings of organizations involved in campaigning, advising, and promoting sustainability in fashion.
Sandy Black is professor of fashion and textile design and technology at London College of Fashion. Her previous books include Knitwear in Fashion and Eco Chic: The Fashion Paradox.