23 Jun '11, 2pm

Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes - Reviews

Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes - Reviews

With the need for sustainable fashion firmly established, the book manages to cover a range of topics. Ultimately, its aim is to question how we make and use clothes. Split into four sections – Source, Make, Use and Last – it discusses the entire production process for the clothing industry, starting with materials, which are the key element in fashion. From natural to man-made fabrics, and hybrids of the two, it gives an overview of some remarkable materials being introduced and their value to the industry. There follows an examination of the role that the fashion designer plays in sustainability, questioning the role of the technologies at hand. The essays argue for transparency and for an examination of the ways in which we make and consume clothes, before outlining its own model - one that builds on organic and Fairtrade fibres but that also seeks to ‘reduce waste and ...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/reviews/books/952739/shaping_...

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