Sustainable Fashion 101: Things You Should Read and Watch

Here’s a list of things that I’ve read and watched that helped get me up to speed, and will help you too. I’ll continue updating it as I find more.

Books To Read

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline

To Die for: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? by Lucy Siegle

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli

The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned From Patagonia’s First 40 Years by Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley

Behind the Label: Inequality in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry by Edna Bonacich and Richard P. Appelbaum

Documentaries and Articles

The True Cost Documentary

Watch it on Netflix! A story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Where do your old clothes go?

BBC explains what happens to your donated clothes, including a breakdown of where exports from each country end up.

The Fashion Industry By Numbers

How Fast Fashion Is Destroying Developing Countries

Avg life expectancy of clothing

Why You Should Switch to Organic Cotton Or Bamboo

 

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