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.
Organic Cotton: is it a sustainable solution? , edited by Miguel Angel Gardetti and Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, Springer.
Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion – by Alison Gwilt, Alice Payne and my countrywoman and friend Evelise Anicet Ruthschling, Bloomsblury.
Sustainable Fashion in a Circular Economy – edited by Kirsi Niinimäki, Aalto University.
Circular Economy in Textiles and Apparel: Processing, Manufacturing and Design – edited by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, Woodhead Publishing.
For German customers, Einfach anziehend – Der Guide für alle, die Wegwerfmode satthaben: In 10 Schritten zum öko-fairen Kleiderschrank – by Kirsten Brodde and Alf-Tobias Zahn, oekom.
Sustainable Fashion: Governance and New Management Approaches – by Sarah Jastram and Anna-Maria Schneider, Springer.
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 into a 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 Ethics – Sue Thomas, Routledge.
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.
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.
Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys – Kate Fletcher, Routledge.
And another ones…
2013 –ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials – Sass Brown, 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.