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How Do We Break Our "Fast Fashion" Addiction? An Interview With "Overdressed" Author Elizabeth L. Cline

Elizabeth L. Cline spent more than three years probing the underbelly of the American fast-fashion industry. Her discoveries, prompted by an epiphany over the absurdity of $7 shoes from…

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15 Eco-Fashion Books That Uncover the Garment Industry's Dirtiest Secrets

FASHION & SUSTAINABILITY: DESIGN FOR CHANGE by Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change (2012, Laurence King) reimagines the complex fashion…

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Emma Watson, Livia Firth Get "Naked" in New Book on Sustainable Fashion

Actress Emma Watson, boutique owner/celeb missus Livia Firth, designer Vivienne Westwood, and model-entrepreneur Summer Rayne Oakes are just some of the bold-faced names set to appear…

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Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration Renders Eco-Fashion Into Gorgeous Art

ART IMITATING FASHION With Amelia’s Magazine, founder and editor Amelia Gregory brought her eye as a textile designer, plus her experience as a photographer and stylist, to create…

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6 DIY Guides to Refashioning Your Old Denim Jeans

All-day TV marathons of Project Runway do not a fashion designer make. Here are six do-it-yourself manuals that will school you on the art of taking your jeans apart and piecing them…

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“Eco Fashion” by Sass Brown: A Definitive Guide to Sustainable Design

Eco-fashion may have fielded its share of praise and brickbats, but even concerned citizens of the world have trouble teasing out the meaning of the term, let alone its relevance on an…

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“Refashioned Bags: Upcycle Anything into High-Style Handbags” by Faith and Justina Blakeney

If bags are your bag, but less so the eye-popping price tags or conspicuous excess, Faith and Justina Blakeney are the fairy godmothers you’ve been praying for to…

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"Style, Naturally" by Summer Rayne Oakes

If you’re already a seasoned eco-fashion connoisseur, I tip my organic wool hat to you, but how about all of those wannabe sustainable stylistas out there—can they get some…

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