Cirkla Modo’s Library – Books

This Cirkla Modo’s Library section is listing books related to the circularity and sustainability of fashion, as well as concepts for design and business in a circular economy perspective.  It aims to offer a relevant list of sources which drives a better understanding of the issue.

Comming soon!

Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion – by Alison Gwilt, Alice Payne and my countrywoman and friend Evelise Anicet Ruthschling, Bloomsblury.



Circular Route: A roadmap for a circular business model – by Guido Braam Eburon.

Designing for the Circular Economy – edited by Martin Charter, Routledge.

For german readers about greenwashing, Die grüne Lüge (The green lie) from Kathrin Hartmann, Blessing. The book was transformed in film, directed by Werner Boote.

For portuguese readers! Book + Sustentabilidade às Marcas Moda, coordinated by Isabela Marotto and with Alice’s collaboration – Chapter #4 Circular Fashion.


Neo-materials in the circular economy. Fashion – M. Ricchetti, Edizioni Ambiente.

Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming – edited by Paul Hawken, Penguin.

Craft of Use: Post Growth Fashion – Kate Fletcher, Routledge.

Slave to Fashion – Safia Minney, New Internationalist.

Fashion Revolution’s #1 Fanzine: Fashion Money Power.

Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability – Annie Gullingsrud, Bloomsbury.

Sustainability in Fashion: A Cradle to Upcycle Approach – Henninger et al., Springer.


Zero Waste Fashion Design  Timo Rissanen ans Holly McQuillan, Bloomsbury.

Sustainable Fibres for Fashion Industry – Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu and Miguel Gardetti, Springer.

Slow Fashion: Aesthetics Meets Ethics – Safia Minney, New Internationalist.

Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe – Greta Eagan, Running Press.

Fixing Fashion: Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes – Michael Lavergne, New Society Publishers.

Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills, and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation Patrick Van Der Pijl et al., John Wiley & Sons.


Sustainable Fashion: Past, Present and Future – Jennifer Farley Gordon and Colleen Hill, Bloomsbury.

Waste to Wealth: The Circular Economy Advantage – Peter Lacy and Jakob Rutqvist, Palgrave Mcmillan.

The Sustainable Business – Jonathan T. Scoth, CIPS/EFMD. Free online in 5 languages.


Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book Of Fashion – Tansy E. Hoskins, Pluto Press.

The Travels of A T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade – Pietra Rivoli, Wiley.

A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion – Alison Gwilt, Bloomsbury.

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys – Kate Fletcher, Routledge.

And another ones…

2013 –The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability-Designing for AbundanceMichael Braungart and William McDonough, North Point Press.

2013 –ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials – Sass Brown, Laurence King.

2012 – Fashion & Sustainability: Design for ChangeKate Fletcher and Lynda Grose, Laurence King.

2012 – Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion – Elizabeth L. Cline, Portfolio.

2012 – Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution – Safia Minney, New Internationalist.

2011 – To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? – Lucy Siegle, 4th Estate.

2002 – Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things Michael Braungart and William McDonough, North Point Press.


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