• Paige Murphy

Ten Books About Sustainability in Fashion

Here is a list of some great reads combining style and sustainability for moms in need of some me time.

Photo Credit: SheKnows.


Credit to: goodreads for some book ideas for this list.


1. The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good by Elizabeth L. Cline.

This book shows readers how to transform their closet by pairing fashion with sustainability, and proving that you do not have to give up fashion for being ethically conscious in consuming.

Photo of Cline’s book. Photo Credit: elizabethclinebooks.com.


2. Slave to Fashion by Safia Minney.

This documentary style novel interviews children and adults caught up in the vicious cycle of factory manufacturing.

Slave to Fashion cover. Photo Credit: The Fairtrade Foundation.


3. To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? By Lucy Siegle.

Shows the inhumanity of the current fashion industry obsessed with fast fashion.

Cover of Siegle's book. Photo Credit: goodreads.


4. Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe by Greta Eagan.

A guide to style through ethical guidelines.

Cover of Eagan’s book. Photo Credits: goodreads.


5. Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution by Safia Minney.

The movement towards ethical consumerism.

Cover of Naked Fashion. Photo Credit: goodreads.


6. Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion by Clare Press.

This book stresses the importance of knowing who makes your clothes, and how that has changed in our society over time.

Cover of Press’ book. Photo Credit: goodreads.


7. Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes by Andrew Brooks.

Brooks’ book. Photo Credits: Amazon.


8. Slow Fashion: Aesthetics Meets Ethics by Safia Minney.

Showcases the beauty, innovation, and uniqueness of slow fashion.

Minney’s Novel Slow Fashion. Photo Credit: goodreads.


9. Over-Dressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline.

Cline shows how cheap, fast fashion ends up costing many people more money as they purchase more and think less.

Cover of Over-Dressed by Elizabeth L. Cline. Photo Credits: goodreads.


10. Sustainability with Style: Environmental, Social, and Cultural Lessons LEarned by a Fashionista Turned Environmentalist by Lisa Heinze.

How to be sustainable without losing your personal style.

Cover of Heinze’s book. Photo Credit: goodreads.

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