- 282 illustrations
- 208 pages
- 280 x 197 mm
- ISBN 9781856696913
- Published September 2010
One of the strongest trends in fashion is the expression of ecological, social and community consciousness through for-profit fashion design corporations, which most recently have moved upscale from organic cotton T-shirts and hippy-ish drawstring pants to high fashion. There is now a wide range of companies offering well designed merchandise, from one-off art, recycled and redesigned clothing, organic and sustainable textiles and garment production, to a range of community and indigenous support cooperatives bridging the gap between traditional craft and high fashion.
This book shows the range of companies making a difference in the area of sustainable design in fashion, exploding the myth that sustainable design is bad design, or at best basic design, by highlighting the range of companies producing desirable and well-designed apparel and accessories with a conscience. It not only demonstrates the range of products available around the globe, but explains the stories behind them and the communities they support, as well as showing how and where they make a difference.
For more information about the book and the subject please visit Sass Brown's dedicated eco fashion site: www.ecofashiontalk.com
- A fresh and unique approach Review by Prof Carol Garcia
Professor Carol Garcia, Doctor in Communications and Semiotics. Head of post-graduate courses on Fashion Styling and Image Creation at Senac São Paulo, Brazil (Posted on 12/6/12)
- Creating a dream Review by Linda Loppa
Linda Loppa, Polimoda, Italy
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- A remarkable overview Review by Dr Clemens Thornquist
Dr. Clemens Thornquist, Chair, Fashion Design, Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås (Posted on 12/6/12)
- Makes an important contribution Review by Valerie Steele
independent designers who are bringing environmentally-friendly fashion to the next level.'
Valerie Steele, Director, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (Posted on 12/6/12)
- A must-have text Review by Joanne Arbuckle
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