Future Fashion White Papers

Future Fashion White Papers

by Earth Pledge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0967509920

ISBN-13: 9780967509921

Pub. Date: 12/02/2008

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Earth Pledge’s newest publication, FutureFashion White Papers, is a collection of essays by a diverse and international group of contributors. Designers, manufacturers, farmers, professors, models, business owners, and creative directors add their experiences and wisdom, producing a unique and multifaceted view of the apparel and textile industries.

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Earth Pledge’s newest publication, FutureFashion White Papers, is a collection of essays by a diverse and international group of contributors. Designers, manufacturers, farmers, professors, models, business owners, and creative directors add their experiences and wisdom, producing a unique and multifaceted view of the apparel and textile industries. The book not only proposes solutions to environmental problems, but addresses the financial outcomes of sustainable practices and offers individual business perspectives. FutureFashion White Papers aims to educate all people interested in sustainable fashion and offers safe environmental practices for the industries and consumers. It is an invaluable and ground-breaking resource that proves that style and sustainability can coexist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967509921
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date:
12/02/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: the real meaning of futurefashion
The new cool / Julie Gilhart
The consumption crisis / Deborah J.C. Brosdahl
Tomorrow is the new now / Horst Rechelbacher
Section 2 : mapping the future of fabrics
Deconstructing "the perfect T-shirt" / Mike Betts
Eco-fabrics : balancing fashion and ideals / Susan & Yves Gagnon
Hemp goes straight / Lawrence Serbin
Leather for life / Matt Richards, Rowan Gabrielle & Stacie Shepp
Evolution or revolution / Michael Kininmonth
Organic printing on an industrial scale / Andrew Lunt
Section 3 : changing the cycle of fashion
A clean start / Jason Wentworth
The environmental impact of laundry / Elizabeth P. Easter
From my closet to Africa : the dirt on post-consumer recycling / Jana Hawley
Using what others toss out / Harry Matusow and Stefanie Zeldin
Section 4 : old solutions to new challenges
A 5,000-year-old fiber gets a fashion update / Dr. James M. Vreeland, Jr.
Cleaner cotton grown in color / Sally Fox
A fair deal for farmers / Damien Sanfilippo
Dreaming of organic sheep / Matthew Mole
The lowdown on bamboo / Rich Delano
In defense of truth and beauty / Cheryl Kolander
Color, magic and modern alchemy / John Patrick
What does planting tomatoes have to do with fashion? / Natalie Chanin
Section 5 : the science of change
Eco-effective fashion / Dr. Michael Braungart
The consequences of chemicals / Dr. Lauren Heine, Ph.D.
Not just another eco-label : an industry-wide solution / Peter Waeber & Luca Engel
The lotus effect : or how to make a self-cleaning suit / Dr. Philip J. Brown, Ph.D.
Section 6 : business considers the big picture
Selling eco-fashion on Main Street / Summer Rayne Oakes
Making the right choice easy / Penelope Cooke
The advantage of starting fresh / Mark Galbraith
Good for business, good for the environment / Coral Rose
Section 7 : what happens next
Can sustainability stay the distance? / John Mowbray
Not one but many : new visions for fashion / Dr. Kate Fletcher
The persuasive powers of cool / Shalom Harlow

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