Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes

1st Edition

Alison Gwilt, Timo Rissanen

Routledge
Published January 27, 2011
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781849712422 - CAT# Y122577

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Summary

The production, use and eventual disposal of most clothing is environmentally damaging, and many fashion and textile designers are becoming keen to employ more sustainable strategies in their work. This book provides a practical guide to the ways in which designers are creating fashion with less waste and greater durability.

Based on the results of extensive research into lifecycle approaches to sustainable fashion, the book is divided into four sections:

  • source: explores the motivations for the selection of materials for fashion garments and suggests that garments can be made from materials that also assist in the management of textile waste
  • make: discusses the differing approaches to the design and manufacture of sustainable fashion garments that can also provide the opportunity for waste control and minimization
  • use: explores schemes that encourage the consumer to engage in slow fashion consumption
  • last: examines alternative solutions to the predictable fate of most garments – landfill.

Illustrated throughout with case studies of best practice from international designers and fashion labels and written in a practical, accessible style, this is a must-have guide for fashion and textile designers and students in their areas.

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