Sustainable Fashion provides a unique and accessible overview of fashion ethics and sustainability issues of the past, present and future. This book is the first to situate today's eco-fashion movement in its multifaceted historical context, investigating the relationship between fashion and the environment as far back as the early nineteenth century.
Employing an expanded definition of sustainability that also considers ethical issues, Farley Gordon and Hill explore each stage of the fashion production cycle, from the cultivation of raw fibers to the shipment of the finished garment. Structured thematically, each of the six chapters is dedicated to the discussion of one major issue, from recycling and repurposing to labor practices and the treatment of animals.
Including interviews with eco-fashion designers, Sustainable Fashion will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, as well as students of design, history and cultural studies.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 x 15 mm
The book is aimed at fashion students - its layout, photographs and pitch make it a successful academic text. It is a springboard from which they are invited to delve deeper into the subject. -- Hayley Mildren * Resource *
The book succeeds in bringing together many of the themes and ideas around ethical fashion. * Costume *