The production, use and eventual disposal of most clothing is environmentally damaging, and many fashion and textile designers are becoming keen to employ more sustainable strategies in their work. This book provides a practical guide to the ways in which designers are creating fashion with less waste and greater durability. Based on the results of extensive research into lifecycle approaches to sustainable fashion, the book is divided into four sections: * source: explores the motivations for the selection of materials for fashion garments and suggests that garments can be made from materials that also assist in the management of textile waste * make: discusses the differing approaches to the design and manufacture of sustainable fashion garments that can also provide the opportunity for waste control and minimization * use: explores schemes that encourage the consumer to engage in slow fashion consumption * last: examines alternative solutions to the predictable fate of most garments - landfill.
Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-10-01 Pages: 352 Language: English Publisher: Thames Hudson This ambitious book is set to become the definitive reference on all aspects of eco-fashion. Packed with authoritative features and facts. and inspiring images and ideas . it is dramatically more in-depth and comprehensive than any previous single publication on the subject.
FUNDAMENTALS FOR SUCCESSFUL AND SUSTAINABLE FASHION BUYING AND MERCHANDISING The book outlines the fundamental principles and mechanisms that are applied in fashion retailing and illustrates as to how the major tasks and roles intertwine from the conceptualisation of the product through to the presentation of a finished garment to the customer and in doing so demonstrates how the key functions such as design, buying, merchandising, technology, production, logistics and selling each with their unique specialised operations manage to achieve this.
Brings together for the first time information about lifecycle sustainability impacts of fashion and textiles, practical alternatives, design concepts and social innovation. This book not only defines the field, it also challenges it, and uses design ideas to help shape more sustainable products and promote social change.