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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers (12 Nov. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865717974
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865717978
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 485,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kate Black’s Magnifeco is a wonderful and relevant book that we need to reference whenever we go shopping! Full of information on complex issues, Magnifeco identifies the problems in beauty and fashion products with clarity and a sense of purpose. Most importantly, Kate provides hope and real-life solutions that we can all act upon. Magnifeco helps us (fashionistas and shoppers alike!) make better choices in our shopping decisions and discover brands that are doing it better A phenomenal resource for our #buybetter toolbox.
--- Amber Valletta, fashion icon, actress, and founder, Master & Muse

A powerful case for change combined with a much-needed guide to buying into the kind of future we simply must create. In Magnifeco, Kate offers a useful guide to anyone interested in aligning their values to choices we make every day. A stirring invitation to a life beyond mindless consumption and the enormous potential we each hold for good.
--- Andrew Morgan, director, The True Cost

Finally, a book that cuts through the noise and shows us exactly how to shop ethically and sustainably, from our hair and makeup down to the shoes on our feet.
--- Elizabeth L. Cline, author, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

Want to be an environmentalist but look hip and fashionable while you're marching? Kate Black's Magnifeco is the most comprehensive buyer's guide I have seen yet.
--- Colin Beavan, No Impact Man

In today's world, where we cannot always be guaranteed transparency when it comes to the products we are buying and brands we support, this book is a thoroughly researched and refreshing resource. It is all you need to know when it comes to protecting yourself, the planet, and your unique sense of style!
--- Anna Griffin, publisher and editor-in-chief, Coco Eco magazine

The Magnifeco blog has been a consistent and reliable point of reference for the sustainable fashion community, and Kate Black is a compulsive sharer of information, a curator of thoughts, unafraid to throw anything into the mix. She has been conducting articulate and relevant conversations on the topic of ethics and sustainability in the fashion industry, and this book is a powerful condensation of her experience and observations. The definitive guide on how and why we should shop more responsibly, this book will make the journey to alternative buying both more compelling and more relevant.
--- Orsola de Castro, co-founder, Fashion Revolution Day

Kate Black's breadth of knowledge -- and passion -- make this book a must-read for anyone interested in where our future is inexorably headed: a new industry standard of ethical, sustainable fashion and nontoxic beauty. A smart, lively, eye-opening guide to what we all need to know about what we put on our bodies every single day.
--- Rona Berg, editor-in-chief, Organic Spa Magazine

Kate Black's new book is beyond MAGNIFECO! Unveiling the human and environmental impacts of the fashion and beauty industries, her comprehensive and important array of explanations, resources and tips is a must-read for every fashionista with a conscience.
--- Marci Zaroff, ECOfashion pioneer and founder, Under the Canopy

We want to make smart and conscious choices. We aim to support responsible brands and companies with our decisions. Because we are all both citizens and consumers, at the same time. This book is a lighthouse to help us navigate the oceans of our fashion, beauty and jewelry choices
--- Maria Eugenia Girón, co-author, Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship: Stories from the Pioneers and executive director, IE Business School Premium and Prestige Observatory (Madrid)

At last, a simple, easy-to-understand explanation of the link between jewelry and the environmental and social costs of mining. Black explains how harnessing the Earth's resources has resulted in inequality, abuse and environmental havoc, and offers a different way forward. Consumers have choices, and Magnifeco lays out how consumers can chose to support solutions to intractable problems like slave labor in mining camps or permanent poisoning of waterways.
--- Jennifer Krill, Executive Director EARTHWORKS





Kate Black’s Magnifeco is a wonderful and relevant book that we need to reference whenever we go shopping! Full of information on complex issues, Magnifeco identifies the problems in beauty and fashion products with clarity and a sense of purpose. Most importantly, Kate provides hope and real-life solutions that we can all act upon. Magnifeco helps us (fashionistas and shoppers alike!) make better choices in our shopping decisions and discover brands that are doing it better A phenomenal resource for our #buybetter toolbox.
--- Amber Valletta, fashion icon, actress, and founder, Master & Muse

A powerful case for change combined with a much-needed guide to buying into the kind of future we simply must create. In Magnifeco, Kate offers a useful guide to anyone interested in aligning their values to choices we make every day. A stirring invitation to a life beyond mindless consumption and the enormous potential we each hold for good.
--- Andrew Morgan, director, The True Cost

Finally, a book that cuts through the noise and shows us exactly how to shop ethically and sustainably, from our hair and makeup down to the shoes on our feet.
--- Elizabeth L. Cline, author, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

Want to be an environmentalist but look hip and fashionable while you're marching? Kate Black's Magnifeco is the most comprehensive buyer's guide I have seen yet.

  • --- Colin Beavan, No Impact Man

    In today's world, where we cannot always be guaranteed transparency when it comes to the products we are buying and brands we support, this book is a thoroughly researched and refreshing resource. It is all you need to know when it comes to protecting yourself, the planet, and your unique sense of style!
    --- Anna Griffin, publisher and editor-in-chief, Coco Eco magazine

    The Magnifeco blog has been a consistent and reliable point of reference for the sustainable fashion community, and Kate Black is a compulsive sharer of information, a curator of thoughts, unafraid to throw anything into the mix. She has been conducting articulate and relevant conversations on the topic of ethics and sustainability in the fashion industry, and this book is a powerful condensation of her experience and observations. The definitive guide on how and why we should shop more responsibly, this book will make the journey to alternative buying both more compelling and more relevant.
    --- Orsola de Castro, co-founder, Fashion Revolution Day

    Kate Black's breadth of knowledge -- and passion -- make this book a must-read for anyone interested in where our future is inexorably headed: a new industry standard of ethical, sustainable fashion and nontoxic beauty. A smart, lively, eye-opening guide to what we all need to know about what we put on our bodies every single day.
    --- Rona Berg, editor-in-chief, Organic Spa Magazine

    Kate Black's new book is beyond MAGNIFECO! Unveiling the human and environmental impacts of the fashion and beauty industries, her comprehensive and important array of explanations, resources and tips is a must-read for every fashionista with a conscience.
    --- Marci Zaroff, ECOfashion pioneer and founder, Under the Canopy

    We want to make smart and conscious choices. We aim to support responsible brands and companies with our decisions. Because we are all both citizens and consumers, at the same time. This book is a lighthouse to help us navigate the oceans of our fashion, beauty and jewelry choices
    --- Maria Eugenia Girón, co-author, Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship: Stories from the Pioneers and executive director, IE Business School Premium and Prestige Observatory (Madrid)

    At last, a simple, easy-to-understand explanation of the link between jewelry and the environmental and social costs of mining. Black explains how harnessing the Earth's resources has resulted in inequality, abuse and environmental havoc, and offers a different way forward. Consumers have choices, and Magnifeco lays out how consumers can chose to support solutions to intractable problems like slave labor in mining camps or permanent poisoning of waterways.
    --- Jennifer Krill, Executive Director EARTHWORKS


  • From the Back Cover



    Shop better and feel better about what you put on your body from head to toe

    Full of information on complex issues, …[Magnifeco] provides hope and real life solutions that we can all act upon. A phenomenal resource for our #buybetter toolbox.--- Amber Valletta, Fashion Icon, Actress, Founder, Master & Muse

    A powerful case for change combined with a much needed guide to buying into the kind of future we simply must create.--- Andrew Morgan, Director, The True Cost



    The beauty and garment industry’s reputation for social responsibility is in tatters—grim stories of environmental damage, toxic chemicals, and human rights abuses abound. In the wake of catastrophic events such as the tragedy at Rana Plaza, the words “fashion disaster” have acquired a new and much more sinister meaning.

    Now the sector is undergoing a dramatic shift, and many of us are questioning our buying habits. The rise of socially and environmentally responsible retailers has led to dramatic changes in the eco and ethical fashion landscape. Magnifeco is the Fast Food Nation of the cosmetic and apparel world—your guide to making a difference too. Join author Kate Black as she:
    • Examines non-toxic beauty and ethical fashion
    • Recommends a multitude of ways for consumers to make better decisions
    • Introduces the brands and designers leading the way along this socially responsible path.

    With this complete head-to toe guide covering everything from hair and beauty products to shoes and footwear, not only will you feel better about everything you put on your body; you’ll be— magnifeco!



    Want to be an environmentalist but look hip and fashionable while you're marching? Kate Black's Magnifeco is the most comprehensive buyer's guide I have seen yet. - Colin Beavan aka No Impact Man


    Kate Black is the founder and editor-in-chief of Magnifeco.com, the digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living. She has lived and worked in the major fashion centers of the world, has written over 1,000 articles about designers and ethical fashion, and speaks regularly at regional and national green living events.

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    Shop better and feel better about what you put on your body from head to toe

    Full of information on complex issues, …[Magnifeco] provides hope and real life solutions that we can all act upon. A phenomenal resource for our #buybetter toolbox.--- Amber Valletta, Fashion Icon, Actress, Founder, Master & Muse

    A powerful case for change combined with a much needed guide to buying into the kind of future we simply must create.--- Andrew Morgan, Director, The True Cost



    The beauty and garment industry’s reputation for social responsibility is in tatters―grim stories of environmental damage, toxic chemicals, and human rights abuses abound. In the wake of catastrophic events such as the tragedy at Rana Plaza, the words “fashion disaster” have acquired a new and much more sinister meaning.

    Now the sector is undergoing a dramatic shift, and many of us are questioning our buying habits. The rise of socially and environmentally responsible retailers has led to dramatic changes in the eco and ethical fashion landscape. Magnifeco is the Fast Food Nation of the cosmetic and apparel world―your guide to making a difference too. Join author Kate Black as she:
    • Examines non-toxic beauty and ethical fashion
    • Recommends a multitude of ways for consumers to make better decisions
    • Introduces the brands and designers leading the way along this socially responsible path.

    With this complete head-to toe guide covering everything from hair and beauty products to shoes and footwear, not only will you feel better about everything you put on your body; you’ll be― magnifeco!



    Want to be an environmentalist but look hip and fashionable while you're marching? Kate Black's Magnifeco is the most comprehensive buyer's guide I have seen yet. - Colin Beavan aka No Impact Man


    Kate Black is the founder and editor-in-chief of Magnifeco.com, the digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living. She has lived and worked in the major fashion centers of the world, has written over 1,000 articles about designers and ethical fashion, and speaks regularly at regional and national green living events.

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