The fashion industry has faced criticism for decades for its environmental and social impacts. As a sustainable brand, we understand the importance of awareness and continuous education. If you are interested in a deeper understanding of the world of sustainable fashion and fast fashion, we bring you a list of must-read books that have shaped and inspired us on our journey in the field of sustainable fashion.
Books on sustainable fashion and fast fashion:
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion - Elizabeth L. Cline
Elizabeth Cline seeks to uncover the true essence of fast fashion and cheap fashion, tracing the rise of discount clothing chains, the demise of mid-market and independent retailers, and the roots of our obsession with discounting. The author travels to the factories where cheap fashion is made in China, observes the fashion industry chasing even lower costs to Bangladesh, and looks at the impact (at home and abroad) of the drastic increase in American imports. It also investigates where the mass of our clothing waste ends up after we throw it away.
Rise & Resist: How to Change the World - Clare Press
In her book, Clare Press embarks on a "journey around the world" and describes the different kinds of activism that are beginning to spread and spread the idea of a more sustainable future. Through the Fashion revolution, through zero waste to The Minimalists.
Alden Wicker, founder of EcoCult, reveals in her new book why synthetic fashion and dyes made from fossil fuels are so deeply linked to the rise of autoimmune diseases, infertility, asthma, eczema and more.
In the first part of the book, Aja Barber focuses mainly on the history of the fashion industry and the influence of racism and slavery on its present form. In the second part, he confronts the reader with the excessive consumption of clothes and advises how to change our habits.
The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good - Elizabeth L. Cline
As a sequel to The Overdressed, Cline offers a practical guide to responsible fashion decision-making. It is a manual for those who want to align their wardrobe with sustainable values.
Acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas examines the history of the fashion industry, its evolution and the environmental and ethical costs of current practices. It provides a comprehensive view of how the industry works and what a sustainable future could look like.
Worn: A People's History of Clothing - Sofi Thanhauser
An expansive and compellingly told history of clothes and the things they are made of - a unique look at how we made what we wear and how our clothes have transformed our society, our planet and our lives.
Life to measure - Marek Rabij
A report by a Polish journalist who goes on a trip to Bangladesh just after the collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory. A book about overtime, child labour, long shifts and factories in crumbling barracks: all this is the price of European fashion.
Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment - Maxine Bedat
Unraveled is not just the story of one pair of pants, but also the story of our global economy and our role in it. Unraveled encourages us to use our relationship with jeans - and everything we wear - to reclaim our central role as citizens and reshape a society where we respect each other and preserve the planet for generations to come.
To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? - Lucy Siegel
Siegle presents a critical analysis of the fashion supply chain, from cotton growing to clothing disposal. It's a sobering look at the social and environmental implications of fashion and offers direction on a more sustainable path.