So you want to learn about how to be more a conscious fashion consumer … but you have no idea where to start? Here's our reading guide to better buying.

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Being well informed is half the battle in making more sustainable choices in your day to day life, and luckily for you there are many great fashion sustainability reads on the market you can get your hot little hands on. To help you out we have put together a handy reading list of books and zines for you to read through to become book smart when it comes to sustainability in fashion. So read up and become inspired.


Fashion Revolution / Loved Clothes Last - 2018

Fashion Revolution / MONEY FASHION POWER - 2017

Sandy Black / The Sustainable Fashion Handbook - 2012

Tamsin Blanchard / Green is the New Black: How to Change The World with Style - 2008 Anuschka Rees / The Curated Closet - 2016

Yvon Chouinard / Let My People Go Surfing - 2006

Michael Braungart and William McDonough / Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things - 2009

Sass Brown / ReFashioned: Cutting Edge clothing from Recycled Materials - 2013

Geneva Vanderzeil / DIY Fashionista: 40 stylish projects to re-invent and update your wardrobe - 2012

Elisabeth Cline / Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion - 2012

Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose / Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change - 2012

Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen / Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes - 2011

Tansy Hoskins / Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion - 2014

Naomi Klein / No Logo - 1999

Safia Minney / Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution - 2012

Dara O’Rourke / Shopping for Good - 2012

V. Ann Paulins / Ethics in the Fashion Industry - 2009

Redress / Dress [with] Sense - 2017

Lucy Siegle | To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? - 2011

Rachel Louise Snyder / Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade - 2007

Pietra Rivoli / The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy - 2009

Henrietta Thompson / Remake It: Clothes - 2012

Kelsey Timmerman / Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories and People That Make Our Clothes - 2012

Frances Corner / Why Fashion Matters Clare Press / Wardrobe Crisis - 2014

Ellen Kohrer + Magdalena Schaffrin / Fashion Made Fair - 2016 If reading a whole book fills you with dread, then you can always skim through some articles. Here are some great ones to get you started.


Vogue UK / How the World Has Changed Since Rana Plaza

NY Times / Fast and Flawed Inspections of Factories Abroad

NY Times / U.S. Flouts Its Own Advice in Procuring Overseas Clothing

Take Part / This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans for $9

The Guardian / A Sustainable Model for Fashion

The Guardian / 10 Things That Have Changed Since the Bangladesh Factory Collapse

The Guardian / Fashion is seen as frivolous but it’s at the heart of contemporary culture

The Guardian / Living more with less

The Guardian / Why Sustainable Supply Chains Make Business Sense

Business of Fashion / Preventing Another Rana Plaza

Business of Fashion / Stripped Bare: Brands Move Towards Transparency and Traceability

Quartz / The Case For Fewer – But Better – Clothes

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