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The Sustainable Fashion Handbook [Paperback]

Sandy Black , Hilary Alexander
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Book Description

1 Oct 2012
This ambitious book is set to become the definitive reference on all aspects of eco-fashion. Packed with authoritative features and facts, and inspiring images and ideas, it is dramatically more in-depth and comprehensive than any previous single publication on the subject. The book is divided into five thematic chapters covering every aspect of contemporary fashion from fashion cultures (from high street to blogosphere to couture), to the eco-footprint of the current resource-hungry and wasteful system, to the fashion business, employer of up to 40 million people worldwide. Each chapter presents an array of illustrated articles including essays by leading writers and thinkers, statements from designers such as Stella McCartney, EDUN founder Ali Hewson, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, interviews with such designers as Katharine Hamnett, Hussein Chalayan, Dries van Noten, Lorrie Vogel (Nike) as well as presenting future scenarios which set out how things could be if we do or dont succeed in enacting radical change. Finally a resources section provides comprehensive listings of leading organizations involved in campaigning, advising, certifying, footprinting and promoting sustainability worldwide. The Sustainable Fashion Handbook will take its place as the Bible of the subject.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; Reprint edition (1 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500290563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500290569
  • Product Dimensions: 34 x 24.4 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With its strong visuals this book succeeds in making the concept of sustainability fashionable. --Selvedge

Using the words of the very designers and forward thinkers in responsible trade, The Sustainable Fashion Handbook includes inspiring interviews from Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood and has excerpts, images and soundbites from every part of the world touched by style. --Irish Tatler

The book is a fascinating glimpse into how the industry is trying to change for the better, all accompanied with beautiful images. --Stylist

With a wealth of information, it's a must-have reference for leading figures in fashion, students and those who care how our clothes are made. --Daisy Green Magazine

A huge range of examples and perspectives on sustainable fashion ... it isn't just pretty pictures, with plenty of essays debating the materials and morality of contemporary fashion --Crafts

From Katherine Hamnett printed T-shirt, to Vivienne Westwood's stance against global warming, the author questions the sustainability of fashion and its key players. --AnOther Magazine

This stunning and comprehensive book outlines how parts of the fashion industry are being greened without losing the excitement, immediacy and creativity that is fashion. --Embroidery

Required reading ... ultra-comprehensive. --Shop Ethica

Perhaps the most intricately detailed and authoritative publication on all aspects of eco-fashion to date ... the definitive reference on the subject. --DisegnoDaily.com

Required reading ... ultra-comprehensive --Shop Ethica

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5.0 out of 5 stars perfect 23 Mar 2013
By maggie
It arrived fast and the quality is really good. The book is perfect with useful information and really amazing with interesting pictures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very inspiring book on sustainable book 31 Oct 2012
By kurumlu
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you could get all different approaches on sustainable fashion developments in one book. very comprehensive. With beautiful photo's and attractive examples.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! 30 Aug 2013
By Tanya
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Such an inspiring book to read - helped me understand sustainable fashion must more, helped to show the stylish side of sustainability and loved the layout with beautiful imagery that added to the content - a book that you will keep coming back to!

I really recommend this book if you are at all interested in the subject - the title spells it out for you - 'The Handbook'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have 2 Aug 2013
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The must have book for everything on sustainable fashion- interesting case studies on different aspects of the industry from high fashion to high street.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super interesting! 19 July 2013
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I'm a serious hoarder of fashion books of all kinds, therefore I was surprised I didn't already own this! It's so interesting to learn about the other side of fashion, and its sustainability! Don't be mistaken that this book is going to act as a coffee table book full of pretty pictures to flick through when you're bored! I found reading it cover to cover extremely beneficial and eye opening!! It's completely changed my buying habits as I'm now much more aware of the story before the garment. One of the quotes in the book is by Dame Vivienne Westwood and she says 'buy less. Choose well.' - definitely my new mantra!
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