Must Reads: Know your fashion

We rounded up four must-read books on Fast Fashion, the Fashion Supply Chain, and Environment.

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? by Lucy Siegle

Nominated for the Orwell Prize in 2012, To Die For is often credited with being one of the go-to text on a modern day Fashion Industry’s ecological and human footprint. Written by acclaimed environmental journalist and presenter, this book also serves as the basis for the movie The True Cost.

HarperCollins, 2010

Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion by Clare Press

Fashion journalist Clare Press explores the history and ethics behind what we wear.  Through her storytelling, interviews and tour of the fashion eco-system, from sweatshops to haute couture, she unearths the roots of today’s buy-and-discard culture and follows the thread that led us from Marie Antoinette to Carrie Bradshaw.

Nero Books, 2016

Dress [with] Sense: The Practical Guide to a Conscious Closet by Redress (Dean, Lane and Tärneberg)

This is the perfect guide to embrace a more ethical and environment-friendly and stylish approach to their wardrobes. Featuring practical tips and inspirational advice from Susie Lau, Amber Valletta and Bonnie Chen and more.  Its tips and illustrated case studies help you make the first step towards a more sustainable wardrobe.

Thames and Hudson, 2017

Fixing Fashion: Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes by Michael Lavergne

Apparel Industry insider and ethical supply chain professional Michael Lavergne explore the true legacy of Rana Plaza; increased awareness of how cheap, disposable clothing has led time and time again to serious community, environmental, and labour rights abuses.

New Society Publishers, 2016

FILMS & MOVIES

Before the Flood, 2016  Directed by Fisher Stevens

Narrated by Oscar Winner Leonardo DiCaprio, visiting various regions of the globe exploring the impact of man-made global warming.

The True Cost, 2015 Directed by Andrew Morgan

In The True Cost, Morgan examines the garment industry—specifically the fast fashion business and links it to consumerism, globalization, capitalism structural poverty, and oppression.

This article was originally published in Issue 9 of The Closeteur

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