Sustainable Fashion: What’s Next is more than just an update from the authors’ first book, Sustainable Fashion: Why Now.
As written by a reviewer on amazon,
It is clear from not only the breadth of discussions in the chapters but also the experts that joined in the conversations in the book that the authors are not only knowledgeable about the topic but also very passionate about raising the level of the discussion to not only have the reader think about it, but to make a difference in the world going forward for our children and grandchildren.”
The book continues to engage the reader in understanding and being a part of the issues and consequences that designers, marketers, and product developers face as they , “ rethink processes and generate new ideas to produce or reproduce garments with a sense of ethics, using appropriate resources and manufacturing them in humane conditions that together sustain the planet and its people” (pg. xxvii).
For faculty, this version also poses discussion questions at the end of each of the 15 chapters to channel discussion and further inquiry.
Book review: Guidelines II, A Handbook on Sustainability in Fashion
Helle Kruger, Eva Himmelstrup Dahl, Tina Hjort, and Drude-Kathrine Planthinn
With GUIDELINES II, the editors have successfully compiled a book that is formatted for a fashion-oriented audience – clearly demonstrating sensitivity to the visual impression of the text and layouts. Due to its thorough coverage of the fashion supply chain, which enables readers to grasp the complexities of achieving sustainability, this handbook is very appropriate for the fashion student as well as for the fashion professional seeking a deeper understanding of sustainable issues. The case studies presented throughout the book are representative of a diverse set of best practices among global apparel firms and displayed in a concise manner for the reader. These cases would also be suitable on their own as supplemental readings accompanying other course readings. Such a comprehensive set of sustainable fashion cases can be difficult to assemble using case study libraries that may focus on non-fashion related sustainability issues. The mapping of the cases also serves as a model for readers to conduct their own analysis and could be an excellent assignment for students to apply concepts to additional companies.I have referenced the text as I developed content for a new course and found it to be extremely valuable as a resource, particularly for its coverage of international organizations, standards, designers and fashion firms.
- review by Tasha L. Lewis, Cornell University