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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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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.

 

Featured video - The Next Black

The Next Black (AEG)

New technologies, sustainability concerns and innovative minds are transforming our clothes. In the Next Black documentary film, you meet the designers, innovators and leaders that are shaping the future of what we will be wearing. This is not a film about what’s new, it’s about what’s next.

 

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

 

NEW Resource: EduTV

Link to EduTV database

 
 

EduTV
 is an online TV streaming resource designed for Australian tertiary institutions and is now available through the RMIT University Library

The database includes over 10,000 documentaries, drama, series and more from free-to-air and pay TV.
 

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

 

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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