Regenerative Fashion (Paperback)
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As our climate, ecological and social crises converge, urgent action is needed to maximize our chances of survival. A new commercial approach is possible but it requires a systemic shift, with companies learning to operate as part of a wider 'ecosystem', allowing fashion to restore what it has taken.
Regenerative Fashion presents a roadmap for new ways of doing fashion. To keep our planet safe, we must cut production and end our dependency on fossil fuels. We must also create dignified livelihoods for the millions of people working in the industry. By using natural resources, paying factory workers and farmers a living wage and scaling up craft production, we can not only rebuild soils, ecosystems and biodiversity, but also support decarbonization, regenerate communities and ensure a just transition for all.
Part guide and part manifesto, this book shares stories of our interconnectedness with the natural world and each other, divided into sections on Nature & Materials; People, Livelihoods & Crafts; and New Economy & Leadership. Fully illustrated throughout, it features interviews from best-practice designers and businesses around the world, as well as thought pieces from leading campaigners within the industry.
About the Author
Safia Minney MBE is an award-winning, international social entrepreneur, speaker and advisor. She has over 20 years' experience as a Global CEO of the company she founded, People Tree, developing the first sustainable and Fair Trade supply chains and standards with advisory roles with industry bodies.
"Minney’s stimulating interviews offer a panoramic view of the innovative ways the fashion world is grappling with the need for more sustainable and ethical practices. The result is a fascinating look at how the fashion industry can design a more equitable future." – Publishers Weekly
"Teens considering careers in the fashion industry will find inspiration in the stories of these innovative, socially responsible industry leaders." –Booklist