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 list – top seven books on sustainable fashion that offer critiques of the fashion industry and sustainable solutions.
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.
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.
Consumption and Its Consequences by Daniel Miller
A deep academic reflection on what is consumption today and how it reflects different aspects of our lives. It raises questions but albo proposes answers. Not only about fashion, but it had to find its place on this list.
Life cycle of a T-shirt – a long journey from a cotton seed to your closet in 6 minutes animation.
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
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.
WWF Living Planet Report– all you need to know about the health of Earth and how we must act to put it on a path to recovery.
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