3 books on sustainable fashion to help inspire change
Looking for some books to help inspire a more sustainable relationship with fashion? Here are 3 great reads that we think might help get you started.
November 4, 2021
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The fashion industry has such a significant impact on the planet and it affects the environment and people around it in so many different ways. Creating awareness of how we shop can help lead to improved shopping habits and can allow you to gain a much more in-depth understanding of what is wrong with fast fashion.
If you are looking for some new books to help you get started on your sustainable fashion journey and create a more conscious, sustainable lifestyle, then these are the books for you. Whether you are new to the term slow fashion or are well educated on the topic, these books will be sure to interest you in some way.
1. How To Break Up With Fast Fashion by Lauren Bravo
If you are someone in search of a fast fashion alternative and feel as though you are hooked on buying the latest high-street fashion items each season then this is the book that will help change your habits. Lauren Bravo is an amazing journalist who offers some realistic and honest advice to her readers and has the ability to connect to them in so many ways.
This book takes a closer look at the relationships we have with fashion and shows us how to end our affair with the fast fashion industry and take a much slower approach in order to lead a more conscious, balanced lifestyle.
The author shows us how easy it is to love the clothes we already own by repairing and recycling them while changing the way you see the fashion industry. Reminding us that we not must sacrifice the planet for fashion trends.
2. Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment by Maxine Bedat
This book literally unravels what is currently happening with global supply chain systems and takes a closer look at the relationships we hold with ourselves and one another. Maxine Bedet follows the journey of a pair of denim jeans from start to finish, from the cotton field to when they finally arrive on a store shelf.
She takes a deep dive into the behind the scenes of cotton farming and shows us how it is harming our soil and eco-systems as well as looking at the horrible conditions women work in while making clothes in Bangladesh sweatshops. She also highlights the issue of low wages and dangerous working conditions.
This book is a real eye opener for anyone who would like to be shown the truth about fast fashion and gives a clear insight into who is making your clothes and just how much they really benefit from the low prices they sell for.
3. Loved clothes last: How the Joy of Rewearing and Repairing Your Clothes Can Be a Revolutionary Act by Orsola de Castro
Orsola de Castro, founder of Fashion Revolution wrote this insightful, eye opening book. Similar to the books already mentioned, this will allow you to take a closer look at your current wardrobe and help you change the way you see the fashion industry forever. Orsolo will guide you through the process of mending clothes and help you inject a new energy into the styles you already own so you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
This book will make you question your current shopping habits and help change the way you perceive fast fashion. Once you have made it to the end of this book, you will have gained the information necessary to prolong the life of your clothes and shop with the impact of your carbon footprint in mind.
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Aoife is a Content Creator + Digital Content Manager here at Bon+Berg with a love for nature, exploring the outdoors + photography.