August 10, 2021
Summer means sun, beach and relaxation…. But it’s also the time to dive into all the books we didn’t get a chance to read all year long. Here is a list of SANNA’s favorite book suggestions for living your most sustainable life:
Fashionopolis: The price of fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes by Dana Thomas
In this book, journalist Dana Thomas conducts a real investigative work by meeting people at all levels of the production chain, from small artisans to luxury houses, in order to draw the most complete portrait possible on the fashion industry, on the rise of fast fashion and its abuses while addressing the possible alternatives, all along the supply chain and tells us about the possible innovations in this sector, whether it is robotization or the creation of sustainable fabrics cultivated in the laboratory.
Loved Clothes Last: How the Joy of Rewearing and Repairing Your Clothes Can Be a Revolutionary Act by Orsola De Castro
You want to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle but don’t know where to start because your habits are persistent? This book is for you. In this book Orsola de Castro, co-founder of Fashion Revolution Day, a global non-profit movement that advocates for profound change in the fashion industry and greater transparency in the supply chain, shares her tips for preserving, transforming, or reviving your favorite clothes and adopting a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.
To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? By Lucy Siegle
The following book is a real call to awareness on the fashion industry and its deviances. Lucy Siegle wants us to understand that the trivial act of buying a piece of clothing is actually fraught with consequences. For her, it is possible to be an ethical fashionista, simply by being more aware of the way our clothes are made. “To Die For” is therefore a critique of the threat that unsustainable fashion poses to our societies and our environment.
Slave to Fashion by Safia Minney
Slave to Fashion is realized as a mini documentary on paper including numerous interviews with the people at the heart of the manufacturing of our clothes, working in unacceptable conditions. The report is terrifying, the fashion industry reduces people to the state of slaves. Safia Minney, through photos and graphics, draws up an alarming report and encourages us, the consumers, to take the necessary actions to eliminate modern slavery. Fashion is indeed everyone’s business.
Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy
We often have difficulty in perceiving the real impact of the textile industry on our environment or on our health. In her book, Rebecca Burgess comes to enlighten us on the consequences that our “second skin” can have on our soils, on the air but also on our health. Weaver and dyer by trade, Rebecca Burgess, brings us all her knowledge on natural vegetable dyes, and makes us glimpse the possibility of having a textile system based on economic equity but also focused on the preservation of the environment.