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Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes

Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes

Author: Alison Gwilt
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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; and, Last examines alternative solutions to the predictable fate of most garments - landfill. Illustrated throughout with case studies of best practice from international designers and fashion labels and written in a practical, accessible style, this is a must-have guide for fashion and textile designers and students in their areas.


'Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen [are] zero-waste pioneers.' New York Times

Table of contents

Lists of Figures, Tables and Images Acknowledgements Foreword - The Environmental Trust, New South Wales Government Introduction from the editors 1. Source Introduction 1.1 Remediation: Discussing Fashion Textiles Sustainability 1.2 Case Study: Upcycling Materials for Fashion 1.3 Case Study: New Materials for Fashion 1.4 Sustainable Textiles - Nature or Nurture? 2. Make Introduction 2.1 Producing Sustainable Fashion: The Points for Positive Intervention by the Fashion Designer 2.2 Case Study: The Tailor's Craft 2.3 Case Study: The Perfect Solution 2.4 Zero-waste Garment Design: Strategies and risk-taking for design practice 3. Use Introduction 3.1 Sustainable Clothing Care by Design 3.2 Case Study - Slowing Fashion 3.3 Case Study - Personalising Fashion 3.4 Designing Endurance 4. Last Introduction 4.1 Textile Recycling Options: Exploring What Could Be 4.2 Case Study: Reuse in the Fashion Cycle 4.3 Case Study: A New Future Fashion Industry 4.4 Post-growth Fashion and the Craft of Users Case study profiles Resources Editors' biographies

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781849712422
  • : Earthscan Ltd
  • : Earthscan Ltd
  • : December 2010
  • : 234mm X 156mm
  • : March 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 311
  • : 192
  • : Alison Gwilt
  • : Colour photographs, colour maps, colour diagrams
  • : Paperback