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The Complete Guide to Natural Dying

Started by David. Last reply by Anne chen Apr 8, 2014. 3 Replies

Techniques and recipes for dying fabrics, yarns and fibres at home.Eva Lambert and Tracy Kendall This book is great. The content and instructions are really simple and clear. This book has the exact…Continue

To Die For by Lucy Siegle

Started by David. Last reply by David Jan 22, 2012. 1 Reply

Is Fashion Wearing Out The World?The short answer to this question is: yes.But... If you…Continue

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Have you seen the 'top 15 eco fashion books'?

Started by Jane A. Nelson Apr 5, 2011. 0 Replies

By Eco Salon?  A very interesting list - Best,JaneContinue

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Yvon Chouinard

Started by jacqueline. Last reply by jacqueline Oct 7, 2010. 4 Replies

Yvon ChouinardLet My People Go SurfingI hear this is a very good one for ethics and business.What are your thoughts? Have you read it? like it or hated it?Continue

Salaula: the world of secondhand clothing and Zambia By Karen Tranberg Hansen

Started by jacqueline Aug 13, 2010. 0 Replies

I am tackling this mammoth of a book..its reasonable in size but quiteacademic in its context...but so so educational. I am reading it as partof my masters degree but am finding the background…Continue

Fashion Brands - Branding Style from Armani to Zara.

Started by David. Last reply by RAJ SINGH BANGA Aug 5, 2010. 1 Reply

Second Edition. By Mark Tungate.Blurb: Fashion Brands takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the fashion industry as you've never seen it before. Get ready for a fascinating story which investigate…Continue

Eco Colour by India Flint

Started by David May 27, 2010. 0 Replies

This book is certainly an indispensable resource if your getting into the insanity of dying your own fabrics. What I was hoping for was a book that would be like a recipe book, all neat and…Continue

ETHICAL CLOTHING - New Awareness or Fading Fashion Trend by Barbara Giesen

Started by jacqueline May 21, 2010. 0 Replies

I am reading this book (amongst 10,000 others - on a reading marathon at the moment) and am finding it to be a very good read.Highly Recommend this to you!Continue

Trading Up - The New American Luxury

Started by David. Last reply by jacqueline Apr 30, 2010. 1 Reply

Okay so you've got a million dollar company, big deal, why not aim for a hundred million dollar, or possibly billion dollar company?THE BLURB:Why do people happily pay $6 for a Panera Panini instead…Continue

The Organic Business Guide

Started by David. Last reply by David Apr 9, 2010. 2 Replies

Okay punks, this'll keep ya'll busy:Help on organic and fairtrade supply chainsThe Organic & Fairtrade Competence Centre has…Continue

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Comment by steph steele on February 11, 2013 at 11:44
Hello - not a book, but it COULD be a book...

I've been conducting a survey on a couple of issues integral to my MA Fashion and the Environment research: sense of place, and authenticity.

I'd like your input on what you call 'home' and what you believe to be 'authentic'. It should only take 5-10 minutes depending on how in-depth you want to be. A fair few participants have told me they enjoyed it and it was sentimental, a blast to the past!

Here's the link:

Your answers will only be used in the context of my sketchbook, and for my own knowledge and understanding in whether people think the same as I do!

Thank you!
Comment by jacqueline on December 14, 2011 at 16:00

Did you know that I self-published my own book? It brings together 48 companies and designers who produce and/or source in Africa and I look at this industry with an ethical viewpoint.

Do check it out and support with a purchase :) at

You can follow up my work with African Fashion also at

( in Jany 2012)

Comment by Jane A. Nelson on April 13, 2011 at 1:07

Do you know 'The Mindfulness Revolution'?  I've just started it & truly feel the whole world should read it!  Mindfulness is almost mainstream now & this is very 'user-friendly' .. just wanted to share this find .. here's more -

Comment by jacqueline on April 5, 2011 at 15:26

Cotton (Textiles That Changed the World)

by Beverly Lemire is out now!

Got my copy and I suggest you get yours too for a great and informative read.

See link for more info

Comment by jacqueline on January 29, 2011 at 11:27

Hi All

I would highly recommend Amelia Gregory's new illustration book which features many ethical fashion designers that you probably network with on this very forum. Its beautifully compiled and also features many talented illustrators.


Amelias Compedium of Fashion Illustrators (aka ACOFI)

you can buy it on her website


and I had the honour of meeting many of the illustrators at her book launch last night. Based in the trendy arty location near Shoreditch just opposite Brick Lane at the back of the uber cool 123BethnalGreenRoad store (definitely a store to visit) . There was a great set of people, fashion designers, illustrators, arts and crafts people and students and the book in the really cool goody bag seemed to be selling well. Well done to Amelia and her support and promotion of great ethical designers. The book is a must read!

Comment by lucy on November 23, 2010 at 20:12
Hello I am currently a fashion promotion student, designing a magazine on recycling and ethical issues. I would like to know other peoples opinions and habits when it comes to buying magazines.
I would really appreciate it is anyone could fill in my survey so when I am producing the magazine I am aiming it at the right consumers and can see what they think about other magazines.
This is the link to my survey
Thank you very much for taking the time to fill out my survey
Comment by jacqueline on November 7, 2010 at 18:30
I have finally received the new book ECO FASHION by EFF member Sass Brown

with her website - and I LOVE IT!

great work Sass!
Comment by jacqueline on November 2, 2010 at 14:05
Thanks Anja,

great comment and I personally buy my books from the Amazon used marketplace where you can buy the books at 2nd prices too!

very ethical!
Comment by Anja Claire Crabb on November 2, 2010 at 4:57
By the way, where do you buy your books? Heard of ? They may not have every book possible but it's good to check there first. and here's why:

a) often cheaper than amazon
b) all second hand books- you're saving them from going to landfills
c) by purchasing there you are donating money to the world literacy fund.

tres ethical, non?
Comment by jacqueline on November 1, 2010 at 12:37
check this one out....

Cotton (Textiles That Changed the World)
Beverly Lemire (Author)

Amazon describes
"This book explores the fascinating history and present-day practices associated with cotton. This is a story of commercial and cultural enterprise, of war between East and West, of technological and industrial revolution, social modernisation, colonialism and slavery. And yet cotton remains one of the most significant mass commodities today. Cotton's history and track record on labour conditions and the environment have tarnished its history and reputation, even as cotton clothes have become the mark of modern industrialised society. Yet cottons also take other cultural forms and cotton textiles and artifacts are part of a vibrant craft tradition in many parts of the world. This book explores the history, impact and ongoing life of this hugely influential textile."

Having met Beverly Lemire at a textile event this summer and hearing her knowledge on just the secondhand clothing industry I can personally recommend her as one to follow. She surely knows her stuff and i cant wait to get my hands on this one!

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