The Sustainable Fashion Handbook

The Sustainable Fashion Handbook

by Sandy Black

A definitive guide to the complex issues surrounding modern clothing production, use, and disposal

See more details below


A definitive guide to the complex issues surrounding modern clothing production, use, and disposal

Editorial Reviews

Designers & Books
“Black’s sourcebook reinforces the notion that fashion, rather than being the most ephemeral and toxic of necessary and everyday design arts, can also be made manifest in clothing that is passed down through appreciative generations.”
“Presents a complex view that is more focused on solutions and innovations than on accusation of wasteful companies and practices. . . . Recommended.”
“[A] treatise on the seemingly contradictory concept of sustainable fashion.”
Library Journal
The heft of this book matches its subject: the need for producers and consumers to consider thoughtfully fashion's environmental and social impact. Essays explore case studies of sustainable fashion businesses, fair labor and trade practices, textile recycling, luxury marketing and consumer desire, product life cycles in slow and fast fashion, the global secondhand clothing market, designers' philosophies on sustainability, and energy usage by manufacturers and consumers of clothing. Accessible and highly relevant to current fashion students, this book is information-dense, authoritative, and wide-ranging enough to serve as a textbook for a class on sustainable fashion. Black (fashion & textile design, London Coll. of Fashion) wrote many of the book's essays but also brought in dozens of authors representing the fashion industry, academia, environmental organizations, and the media to contribute the rest. Hundreds of full-color images add to the text, as do detailed notes for each chapter, a bibliography, and a resource list of international companies, organizations, publications, and projects working on sustainability in fashion. VERDICT This comprehensive collection of essays serves as a guide to both fast fashion and haute couture for casual readers and serious scholars.—Lindsay King, Yale Univ. Libs., New Haven, CT

Product Details

Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
Edition description:
Sales rank:
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 13.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >