Sustainable fashion and textiles : design journeys /Publication details: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2008.Description: xiv, 239 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cmISBN:
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"Publishes in association with the International Institute for Environment and Development"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-219) and index.
Introduction -- Material diversity -- Ethically made -- Use matters -- Reuse, recycling and zero waste -- Fashion, needs and consumption -- Local and light -- Speed -- User maker.
"Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys brings together for the first time information about lifecycle sustainability impacts of fashion and textiles, practical alternatives, design concepts and social innovation. It challenges existing ideas about the scope and potential of sustainability issues in fashion and textiles, and sets out a more pluralistic, engaging and forward-looking picture, drawing on ideas of systems thinking, human needs, local products, slow fashion and participatory design, as well as knowledge of materials. The book not only defines the field, it also challenges it, and uses design ideas to help shape more sustainable products and promote social change. While each of these chapters is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design."--Jacket.