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This research guide will provide you with starting points for finding information on sustainable fashion - fashion which aims to sustain the environment and preserve human and animal rights.
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Suggested print books

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Eco Fashion - Brown, Sass
Call Number: 746.92 B879
This book shows the range of companies making a difference in the area of sustainable design in fashion, exploding the myth that sustainable design is bad design, or at best basic design, by highlighting the range of accessories with a conscience.

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The Beautiful and the Good
ISBN: 9788831712606

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Beyond Green - Brand, Jan
Call Number: 746.92 B573

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Design activism : beautiful strangeness for a sustainable world - Fuad-Luke, Alastair
Call Number: 745.4 F9499

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Design futuring : sustainability, ethics, and new practice - Fry, Tony
Call Number: 745.2 F947

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Ethics in the fashion industry - Paulins, V. Ann
Call Number: 338.47687 P328

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Fashion and Sustainability - Kate Fletcher; Lynda Grose; Paul Hawken (Foreword by)
Call Number: 746.92 F613 Swanston, Brunswick


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Social responsibility in the global apparel industry
Call Number: 391 D554

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Prosperity without growth : economics for a finite planet - Jackson, Tim
Call Number: 338.9 J124

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Shaping sustainable fashion : changing the way we make and use clothes - Gwilt, Alison
Call Number: 746.92 S529

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To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World?
Call Number: 391 S571 Carlton, Brunswick & Swanston soon

V&A Resources

V&A

The Victoria & Albert Museum website provides a wealth of information on Ethical Fashion including interviews, reading lists and online videos.

 

FashionFutures 2025

The Report  Fashion Futures 2025 : global scenarios for a sustainable fashion industry by Forum for the Future & Levi Strauss & Co, provides 5 lessons for the fashion industry to follow which can "help companies develop responses to key social and environmental challenges". The animations below represent 4 scenarios for the fashion industry in 2025.

Scenario Slow is Beautiful
Scenario: Community Couture
Scenario: Techno-Chic
Scenario: Patchwork Planet

 

Gorman Report

Travelling textiles : a sustainability roadmap of natural fibre garments, Report prepared by Emer Diviney & Serena Lillywhite for the Brother of St Laurence Business Unit.

This report and case study focusses on two natural-fibre garments produced by the fashion label Gorman and the supply chains used. The report illustrates the complex nature of the supply chains through road-mapping diagrams.

 

Videos

Principles of sustainable fashion design [YouTube video] Presented by Karen Webster, RMIT University, 2011.

Can Wal-Mart be Sustainable? Ask Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard [video] by Tom Foster, 11th June, 2009

RMIT Fashion (City) students working on Recreate 08 - recycling with the Salvation Army. Click on the link below and login with your NDS login details to view this video:

Charities Recycle Tips from Big Business: Reporter Lisa Whitehead investigates the growing second-hand clothing market, all spurred on as a result of the current "vintage" fashion trend. Stateline VIC (ABC TELEVISION Melbourne);  Broadcast Date: Friday, 24th October 2008; Duration: 5 min., 15 sec.

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