6 Books About Sustainable Fashion That We Just Can’t Get Enough Of

All the education you need, right here.

Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-Hand Clothes

by Andrew Brooks

This book is a deep dive into the world of fast fashion, following the journey of a pair of jeans from where they’re made, to who made them, before they make it into your wardrobe. It explores the hidden and often dark world of the fashion industry, forcing us to think more carefully about our sartorial choices. It’s a confronting read, as much of this we already sem-aware of, but challenges us not to look the other way.

Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes

by Dana Thomas

This book not only delves into why fast fashion is so harmful for the planet, but also sets out ways in which we can actively combat this. With Dana reealing the frightening statistic the 2.1 billion tonnes of clothing is thrown away annually, this book will open your eyes to how our fashion choices are damaging the planet. A brilliant way to stop yourself feeling so helpless and overwhelmed by this crisis, and a roadmap towards a more sustainable future.


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No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference

by Greta Thunberg

Just because this book is pocket sized, doesn’t mean it can’t pack a serious punch. Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg’s book of speeches is filled with wisdom, statistics, facts and figures that will enlighten you on the topic of climate change. Not only that, but it is seriously inspiring – you’ll leave this book feeling roused to make changes. As Greta says: “We are now standing at a crossroads in history.” This book will make sure that you’re heading in the right direction.

How to Break Up With Fast Fashion” A Guilt-Free Guide to Changing the Way You Shop For Good

by Lauren Bravo

This book will educate you as well as make you laugh, which when it comes to the dark topic of fast fashion, is a welcome addition at times. Lauren Bravo writes that in the past 15 years, global clothing production has doubled, with huge amount ending up in landfill. She asks readers to embrace sustainable shopping, be that charity shops, clothes swaps, or repairing and upcycling what you already own!


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Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

by Elizabeth L. Cline

When clothing is produced in such large volumes at massively discounted prices, we know deep down that there is something wrong. This realisation led Elizabeth CLine to investigate conditions of factories in Bagladesh and China to discover the true cost of fast fashion, and ask just what the cheap fashion juggernaut is doing to us, our society, the environment, and our economic well-being.

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?

by Lucy Siegle

First published in 2011, this book is as relevant now as it was then, with Siegle delving deep into the reality behind the high street and its often impossibly low prices. She breaks down the cycle of textiles, tracking cotton as it is picked in Africa and sent to Bangladesh before being shipped as a garment back to the US or Europe. Eye-opening and educational without being preachy.


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