Shaping Sustainable Fashion

23/06/2011 at 8:56 am 1 comment

The production, use and eventual disposal of most clothing is environmentally damaging, and many fashion and textile designers are becoming keen to employ more sustainable strategies in their work.  Shaping Sustainable Fashion provides a practical guide to the ways in which designers are creating fashion with less waste and greater durability.

Based on the results of extensive research into lifecycle approaches to sustainable fashion, the book is divided into four sections:

  • Source explores the motivations for the selection of materials for fashion garments and suggests that garments can be made from materials that also assist in the management of textile waste.
  • Make discusses the differing approaches to the design and manufacture of sustainable fashion garments that can also provide the opportunity for waste control and minimization.
  • Use explores schemes that encourage the consumer to engage in slow fashion consumption.
  • Last examines alternative solutions to the predictable fate of most garments – landfill.

Illustrated throughout with case studies of best practice from international designers and fashion labels and written in a practical, accessible style, this is a must-have guide for fashion and textile designers and students in their areas.

Entry filed under: Cotton, Environment, Organic Apparel, Recommended Reading, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Textiles. Tags: , , , , , .

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. dani.o  |  23/06/2011 at 9:55 am

    Great post! People should consider where their purchases will end up once they’re no longer wanted or usable.


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