designer and researcher

Eco Fashion book by Sass Brown – coming in August (or maybe September?)

This is an upcoming book by Sass Brown of FIT in Florence, Italy which myself and fellow zero-waster Mark Lui is featured in. Below is the blurb for it from the publishers website.

One of the strongest trends in fashion is the expression of ecological, social and community consciousness through for-profit fashion design corporations, which most recently have moved upscale from organic cotton T-shirts and hippy-ish drawstring pants to high fashion. There is now a wide range of companies offering well designed merchandise, from one-off art, recycled and redesigned clothing, organic and sustainable textiles and garment production, to a range of community and indigenous support cooperatives bridging the gap between traditional craft and high fashion.

This book shows the range of companies making a difference in the area of sustainable design in fashion, exploding the myth that sustainable design is bad design, or at best basic design, by highlighting the range of companies producing desirable and well-designed apparel and accessories with a conscience. It not only demonstrates the range of products available around the globe, but explains the stories behind them and the communities they support, as well as showing how and where they make a difference.

LINK to more information if you’re interested

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2 responses

  1. kelsey

    I wish this was coming out this month!! I seriously cant wait I’m writing a 20 page paper for my class that discusses similar issues. I can not wait to see what has been found! I already pre-ordered it!

    June 13, 2010 at 6:21 am

  2. I finally got a chance to go to Barnes & Noble and
    see this amazing book for myself. It’s a must have!! I know Sass
    from the FIT days and she is beyond amazing. She proves it each
    time with her amazingly versatile talent. ❤ Leon

    January 23, 2011 at 8:16 pm

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