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One of the strongest trends in fashion is the expression of ecological, social and community consciousness, which has recently moved upscale from organic cotton T-shirts to high fashion. There is now a wide range of companies offering well designed merchandise, from one-off art, recycled and redesigned clothing, organic and sustainable textiles and garment production, to a range of community and indigenous support cooperatives bridging the gap between traditional craft and high fashion. 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 companies producing desirable and well-designed apparel and accessories with a conscience. It not only demonstrates the range of products available around the globe, but explains the stories behind them and the communities they support, as well as showing how and where they make a difference.
About the Author
Originally from London, Sass Brown is a full-time professor in the Fashion Design department at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She has created collections for myriad manufacturers, from urban clothing for London’s trend conscious teenagers to her own signature collection of women’s designer sportswear. Sass Brown’s passion for international travel has led to her work with women’s cooperatives in Latin America, most notably COOPA-ROCA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she has had the opportunity to work with its founder and coordinator, Maria Teresa Leal for several years.
280 x 197 mm
208 Pages Pages
500 Colour Images
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