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

This sourcebook on all aspects of sustainable fashion encompasses not only the environmental issues presented by a wasteful and fast-moving fashion cycle but also the social impact of the global fashion industry, which employs up to forty million people worldwide in manufacturing and agriculture.

Sandy Black has assembled contributions from a diverse group with a range of perspectives: designers and technicians, academics and journalists, environmental and social action campaigners, craft specialists and artists, eco-entrepreneurs and representatives of global corporations. Each chapter presents essays by leading writers and thinkers; interviews and statements from designers such as Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, and Hussein Chalayan; and case studies on everything from the life cycle of jeans to smart textiles and fair trade projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500290569
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 13.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Sandy Black is a professor of fashion and textile design and technology at the London College of Fashion. Her previous books include Knitwear in Fashion.

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