It’s been six electric years since the Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys was first published and to mark this anniversary Earthscan from Routledge has released a fully updated Second Edition with new content. I continue to be humbled and grateful that the book has found such resonance with so many of you working and thinking and transforming sustainability ideas in the context of fashion and textiles and by the knowledge that the book is in use in commercial design studios and the key text in seminar rooms around the world. Available from 7th January 2014 in both paperback and hard cover with beautiful new cover artwork from Lucy Jane Batchelor it is available at bookshops, direct from the publisher and from Amazon.
From the back cover:
Praise for the previous edition:
“[A] fascinating book.” John Thackara, Doors of Perception
“Provides the foundations for a radical new perspective.” Ethical Pulse
“At last a book that dispels the idea that fashion is only interested in trend-driven fluff: not only does it have a brain, but it could be a sustainable one.” Lucy Siegle, Crafts Magazine
Over the last two decades, Kate Fletcher’s original thinking and progressive outlook has infused fashion and textiles with ideas and practice of design for sustainability, and come to define them. Her pioneering work, rooted both in nature’s principles and the cultural and creative forces of fashion and design ranges from developing ‘slow fashion’ concepts to exploring ‘post growth fashion’ and understanding the ‘craft of use’. Kate works with corporations, educational institutions and organisations to foster change towards sustainability. She has a PhD from Chelsea College of Art and Design and is Reader in Sustainable Fashion at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion.
Now in its second edition, Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys, is recognized as the defining text in the field and brings together design thinking, information about lifecycle sustainability impacts of fashion and textiles, social innovation and systems change. This edition features new and updated content which reflects on and critiques the latest improvements in the field and examines potential future developments, positioning the book deep within sustainability change.