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Sustainable Fashion: Why Now?: A Conversation Exploring Issues, Practices, and Possibilities Paperback – 1 Jul 2008

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  • Paperback: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books; 1 edition (1 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156367534X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563675348
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,810,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Sustainable Fashion: Why Now? is a critical read for anyone with ties to the fashion industry: designers, marketers, product developers, retailers, teachers, students, and consumers that want to become involved with balancing the fashion desires of the individual with the need to be a steward of our environment.'Fashion Practice


Through a collection of specially commissioned essays, "Sustainable Fashion: Why Now?" examines the issues of sustainability that designers, product developers, and consumers confront as they go about their business of creating, wearing, and recycling clothing and fashion. In a broader sense, this book considers what 'sustainability' means alongside 'fashion' - two seemingly contradictory concepts as fashion is all about change and sustainability, is all about preservation. Through a lively range of perspectives, the authors engage their readers in a dialogue on sustainable fashion that generates new ideas on how to produce fashion with a sense of ethics, organic or renewable resources, and socially responsible manufacturing techniques.The format of this book is an anthology, divided into three sections, each focused on an in-depth exploration of sustainable opportunity: 'Connecting with Consumers on Issues Relating to Sustainable Practices', 'Production and Economic Processes in the Global Economy', and 'The Environment, the Planet, and the Materials Used in Fashion Making'.

This structure provides an interconnected and circular way to explore the creation and practice of sustainable fashion that is not possible through old, linear models of understanding the fashion industry. It's features include: illustrated Best Practices that demonstrate, through interviews and examples, sustainable business practices in real-life scenarios; examples of syllabi, assignments, in-class activities, discussion questions, and worksheets; and, comprehensive lists of key terms and websites for more information.

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