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Reading into Ethical Fashion

Posted by Amelia Glynn Online Fashion Content Assistant

13th Mar 2013

As an ethical fashion enthusiast, I'm often receiving literature on the subject for birthdays and Christmas's. I have now built up a nice little collection that I thought I would share with you. They all make great reads for very different reasons, so here is a little bit about each one:

Lucy Siegle 'To Die For'

This book can be found referenced on many an ethical fashion blog. It's full of stats about the fashion industry and discusses the pitfalls of fast fashion. I find it's a good book to dip in and out of and is a really good starting place for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the darker side of fashion and what other options there are for consumers.

Trenna Cormack 'Be The Change'
Each chapter in this book is written by a different entrepreneur who has taken their ethical ideas and turned them into world changing business or charity. It is truly inspirational and shows that with a good idea and a bit of hard graft anyone can make a difference. I think I read the whole thing in one sitting!

Amelia's Magazine 'Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration'
This beautiful book is full of gorgeous illustrations that portray the style of the ethical fashion industry. It has company summaries as well as profiles of illustrators and innovative members of the business. Another one to dip in and out of and would be great on a coffee table to show off to all your friends.

Safia Minney 'Naked Fashion'
This book is a really lovely read as it's so well laid out with beautiful pictures and a great design. It shows us other options to the fast fashion world and gives some examples of what People Tree is doing in this area. Again, I read this in one sitting! Easy to read but makes a huge impact.

These books are all fantastic for those who wish to learn a bit more about the ethical fashion industry. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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