Now more than ever, we live in a society where we covet new and shiny things. Not only has consumption risen dramatically over the last 60 years, but we are damaging the environment at the same time. Have you thought about why we buy so many clothes and not recycle our already bought clothes? If you’re interested in how to change this kind of behaviour, we have created a recommended booking list for you.
1. A Life Less Throwaway
Tara Button, the founder of BuyMeOnce, is at the forefront of the global movement to change the way we shop and live forever, championing the longest-lasting and most sustainable products on Earth.
In 2013 Tara went from depressed spendthrift to fulfilled and calm entrepreneur using a technique she calls ‘mindful curation’. In this book, she teaches the steps to master this lifestyle change. On this journey you’ll:
- Detect the tricks that get us overspending and how to dodge them.
- Discover why they really don’t make stuff as they used to and what can be done about it.
- De-clutter your home and find the products that will serve you best for life.
- Jump off the trend treadmill and build a home and wardrobe to your true taste.
- Dig deep into your purpose and priorities to live a more fulfilled life.
- Rediscover the art of keeping and caring for things.
- Find happiness, success and self-worth beyond buying.
Now more than ever we need brave solutions to navigate life as a “consumer”. In this book, at last, we have a guide.
2. Fixing Fashion: Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes
Michael Lavergne is an ethical supply chain professional committed to the
the sustainable fashion industry and the protection of labor, environmental and
human rights in the developing world.
Fixing Fashion argues that the true legacy of Rana Plaza has increased awareness
of how cheap, disposable clothing has led time and time again to the serious
community, environmental, and labor rights abuses.
By taking a hard look at the very real impacts of our consumer culture’s addiction
to disposable fashion, Fixing Fashion challenges each of us to take full responsibility
for understanding the hidden cost of our clothes.
3. Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-Hand Clothes
Have you ever stopped and wondered where your jeans came from? Who made
them and where? Ever wondered where they end up after you donate them for
4. Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion
Who makes your clothes? This used to be an easy question to answer. It was the
seamstress next door, or the tailor on the high street – or you made them yourself.
Today, we rarely know the origins of the clothes hanging in our closets. The way
we buy clothes has changed in time a lot. The local shoemaker, dressmaker, and
milliner are long gone, replaced by a globalized fashion industry worth $1.5 trillion a year.