A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion (Basics Fashion Design) (Paperback)

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Packed with examples from groundbreaking designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Edun and People Tree, A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion is a much-needed overview of current models of fashion design and production. Alison Gwilt 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.

With innovative examples of best practice from international designers and brands, the chapters follow each key stage in the life cycle of a fashion garment and explores approaches such as low-impact textiles techniques, mono-materiality, zero waste techniques, upcycling, repair and maintenance techniques and closed-loop design systems.

New to this edition: More in-depth coverage of design thinking, materials manufacture, practical techniques for creating 'faster' recyclable fashion and new ways forward for fashion, such as including the circular economy and the Sustainable Development Goals.

About the Author

Alison Gwilt is Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia. She is an adviser to the not-for-profit organisations Redress (Hong Kong) and the Ethical Fashion Forum (UK).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781350067042
ISBN-10: 1350067040
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Publication Date: August 20th, 2020
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Basics Fashion Design