Slow Fashion Month: Book List

As retailers of fabric we pretty much by default believe in the slow fashion movement. In an effort to support further understanding of this movement, the reasons for it and what people are doing to make a difference, we'd like to offer up a reading list. Our list will be posted to our website and will grow over time. Please let us know more titles! We'd love to hear what you're reading or have read on the topic. You'll see in the list below, the books cover a fairly wide range of topics within fashion and slow fashion, some offering details of the ecological sustainability of different fibers, others providing a critique of the fashion industry as a whole, and still others offering a guide to more environmentally sound purchasing.

Artntzen, Mari Grinde. Dress Code: The Naked Truth About Fashion. English translation published in 2015 by Reaktion Books.

McMahon, Serah-Marie, Ed. The Worn Archive: A Fashion Journal About the Art, Ideas, and History of What we Wear. Drawn & Quarterly, 2014.

Moore, Anne Elizabeth. Threadbare: Clothes, Sex and Trafficking. Microcosm Publishing, 2016.

Cline, Elizabeth L. Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. Penguin Group, 2012.

Oakes, Summer Rayne. Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty.  Chronicle Books, 2009.

Kohrer, Ellen and Schaffrin, Magdalena. Fashion Made Fair. Prestel Publishing, 2016.

Hawes, Elizabeth. Fashion is Spinach. Random House, 1938.

 Fletcher, Kate and Grose, Lynda. Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change. Laurence King, 2012.