SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Fashion Fibers

Designing for Sustainability

Annie Gullingsrud

Published: FEB 09, 2017

Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability is an accessible reference tool for fashion students and designers who want to learn how to make decisions to enhance the sustainability potential in common fibers used in the fashion industry. Drawing upon the cradle to cradle philosophy and industry expertise, the book introduces readers to the fundamentals of fiber production and the product lifecycle. It features a fiber-by-fiber guide to natural fibers including cotton, hemp, silk, manufactured fibers including polyester, modal, azlon, then covers processing and promoting recycled fibers that are designed to be "circular". Each chapters investigates six main areas of potential impact in fiber cultivation, production, and processing—including chemical use, water, fair labor, energy use, consumer use/washing and biodegradability and recyclability. Readers will learn about the sustainability benefits and environmental impacts at each stage of the lifecycle, optimizing sustainability benefits, availability, product applications, and marketing and innovation opportunities that lead to more sustainable fashion.

Features

- Future Fibers sections highlight emerging fiber technologies and innovations such as new virgin-quality apparel fibers that have been recycled from post-consumer textile waste
- Emphasizes application through examples and images of product end use
- Discusses closed loop material systems that enable the recycling of fibers
- Innovation Exercises offer readers practice designing or merchandising fashion products to optimize sustainability benefits
- Foreword by Lynda Grose, Designer and Educator, California College of the Arts, US

STUDIO RESOURCES
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
- Enhance your knowledge with real-world case studies


PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501327599.

Formats ISBN
eBook + Studio 9781501327582
eBook 9781501306655
Paperback 9781501306648
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501327568

Zero Waste Fashion Design

Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan

Published: DEC 17, 2015

Zero Waste Fashion Design combines research and practice to introduce a crucial sustainable fashion design approach.

Written by two industry leading pioneers, Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan, the book offers flexible strategies and easy-to-master zero waste techniques to help you develop your own cutting edge fashion designs.

Sample flat patterns and more than 20 exercises will reinforce your understanding of the zero waste fashion design process. Beautifully illustrated interviews with high-profile, innovative designers, including Winifred Aldrich, Rickard Lindqvist and Yeohlee Teng, show the stunning garments produced by zero waste fashion design.

Featured topics include:
The criteria for zero waste fashion design
Manufacturing zero waste garments
Adapting existing designs for zero waste
Zero waste designing with digital technologies

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781472581990
Paperback 9781472581983

Sustainable Fashion

What's Next? A Conversation about Issues, Practices and Possibilities

2nd Edition

Janet Hethorn and Connie Ulasewicz

Published: JUL 30, 2015

As issues surrounding sustainability in the fashion industry continue to evolve, the conversation in this collection of essays from leading fashion academics and practitioners has been updated with current concepts and industry practices. Sustainable Fashion: What's Next? A Conversation about Issues, Practices and Possibilities, Second Edition examines the challenges that designers, product developers, and consumers confront as they create, wear, and recycle clothing and fashion. Organized into three sections and printed on FSC-certified paper, each section focuses on an in-depth exploration of sustainable opportunities that are identified as people, process and the environment.


New to this edition:
- New sidebars, Ideas in Action, focus on an expansion of real world applications and include interviews, case studies and profiles of professionals
-Best Practices at the end of each section feature new examples of contemporary industry practices including The Filippa K. Story, Sri Lanka: A Model of Sustainable Apparel Industry Initiatives, and Peg and Awl: To make things out of nothing
- End-of-chapter discussion questions raise important issues and implications for future development
- New Chapter 5 on social responsibility emphasizes the conditions of garment workers and human sustainability
- Instructor's Guide available

Sustainable Fashion STUDIO:
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Watch videos that bring chapter topics and concepts to life

This bundle includes Sustainable Fashion and Sustainable Fashion STUDIO Access Card

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501395383
eBook + Studio 9781501396014
eBook 9781628925333
Paperback 9781628925319
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395727

A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

Alison Gwilt

Published: JAN 30, 2014

Packed with full-colour images from contributors such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Edun and People Tree, A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion is a much-needed handbook for both students and professionals in the fashion and textile industries.

Beginning with a reflection on current models of fashion design and production, this book introduces the key issues associated with the production, use and disposal of fashion clothing and gives step-by-step guidance on how to identify and evaluate the potential impacts of a garment during the design process.

Featuring industry perspectives and studio-based exercises, the final five chapters of the book explore a range of ways in which designers can reduce the negative impacts associated with the life cycle of fashion garments. Packed with innovative examples of best practice from international designers and brands, these chapters present each key stage in the life cycle of a fashion garment and explore approaches such as low-impact textiles techniques, mono-materiality, zero waste techniques, upcycling, repair and maintenance techniques and closed-loop design systems.

A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion offers an overview of the following topics: garment design; sourcing and selecting fabrics and techniques; pattern making and toiling; garment construction; distribution; clothing care and maintenance; reuse and re-manufacture; and material recycling; and it also covers the following sustainable design approaches: design for empathy; using mono materials; zero waste techniques; design for durability; engaging with local communities; design for need; reducing laundering; design for repair; upcycling; and design for closed-loop systems.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447640
Paperback 9782940496143