Change the world with what you wear, by educating yourself on ethical fashion. These non-preachy books make it fun to choose the best clothes, whether you choose second-hand or shop for new clothing.
Dress With Sense is a fun colourful book on how to dress ethically, without the preachy stuff. The book has 4 chapters: Buy, Wear, Care and Dispose. Each chapter includes tips and case studies, and there’s a rich reference section on the best ethical fashion labels, fabrics, certificates to trust and cleaning methods. Includes tips on renting, swapping & recycling clothes.
Another nice guide is The Conscious Closet which also shows you how to build an ethical capsule wardrobe. Learn of fast fashion’s hidden toll on the planet, garment workers and ourselves. Inspired by her own journey of getting off the fast-fashion treadmill, Elizabeth L Cline shows how to change the world, through personal style.
Fashion Conscious looks at ways to prevent the million tons of clothes thrown away each year in the UK, which leads to around £140 million of fashion on landfills. We have the power to change the world, through our clothes: reusing, swapping and mending, and knowing how to choose wisely, when buying something new. Includes profiles of sustainable fashion brands like Elvis & Kresse (which makes luxury vegan bags from recycled fire hose, donating 50% of profits to firefighters).