LISTS OF BOOKS

11 Must-Reads by Good On You – great shortlist, especially for anyone looking to green up his or hers closet. Some awesome recommendations for journalistic investigations fans and all of us who like to look behind the scenes of fashion labels.

The Guardian’s listtop seven books on sustainable fashion that offer critiques of the fashion industry and sustainable solutions.

DOCUMENTARY WATCHLIST

The True Cost directed by Andrew Morgan

Absolute must-see documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.

Fashion’s Dirty Secrets directed by Emeka Onono

Episode of BBC’s Stacey Dooley Investigates on fast fashion’s impact on environment – specifically on Aral Sea, once one of the largest bodies of fresh water, now reduced almost entirely to dust due to industrial cotton farming.

River Blue directed by David McIlvride and Roger Williams

This movie chronicles an unprecedented around-the-world river adventure, led by renowned paddler and conservationist, Mark Angelo, who ends up uncovering and documenting the dark side of the global fashion industry.

The Price of Free directed by Derek Doneen

The story of Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s journey to liberate every child from slavery. Activists around the world on secret raid and rescue missions as they hunt for missing children and work to reunite them with their families.

BOOKS

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? by Lucy Siegle

The Guardian’s ethical columnist sheds light on reality of fashion industry and gives tips on what to change in our daily fashion choices in order to help lessen enviromental impact as well as misery of factory workers. In-depth, cross-cutting analysis based on UK market, but easily translatable to other western countries.

TED TALKS

Life cycle of a T-shirt – a long journey from a cotton seed to your closet in 6 minutes animation.

NEWS

Draper’s– sustainable fashion section of a recognised trade magazine

War on Wants – global movement’s against poverty news feed concerning garment workers and abuses of their rights

OTHER

WWF Deeper Luxury Report– ranking the world’s largest luxury groups (featuring brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, IWC, Garnier, Louis Vuitton, etc.) on their social and environmental performance, as well as analyzing relevant attitudes in the luxury industry.

Conscious Chatter – an awesome podcast by Kestrel Jenkins – a longtime advocate for sustainability and explorer of the ethical fashion space.

UK’s House of Commons EAC Fixing Fashion Report – Environmental Audit Committee’s report on clothing consumption and sustainability contains information on subjects like environmental impact, fast fashion and it’s growth, labour exploitation, textile waste, consumer’s approach to repairing and others.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation on Circular Economy – basically everything you need to know on the subject for a detailed enrty level. How it works, examples, videos and recommended further reads.

State of Fashion 2022 – McKinsey’s somewhat comforting report subtitled: An uneven recovery and new frontiers