Kate Fletcher & Lynda Grose
Sustainability is the buzz word of the moment (and rightly so). From the art we create to the food we eat, it’s no longer a luxury to think about sustainability; it’s a must and cannot be divorced from everyday life. Fashion & Sustainability is a comprehensive text that leaves no stone unturned in its quest to provide solutions for sustainability in the fashion industry.
The issues in fashion are complex – from sweatshops and toxic chemicals to overconsumption, it’s apparent that the appetite for cheap clothing isn’t waning. Organised into three parts, the book examines materials, manufacture and distribution. There are debates with new business models, and a survey of the role of the fashion designer.
Informative and thought-provoking, this book encourages readers to become more aware of the impact the garment industry has on wider sustainability. Stretching beyond fashion, Fashion & Sustainability is not only in line with our times, but also highly emotive in its call for change.