The internet and Instagram are a great place to find sustainable fashion resources from organizations or content creators. It can lead to a never ending rabbit hole with great information but your eyes might need a break after a few hours of scrolling.
If you want to continue learning but want to give your eyes a break from staring at a screen, books are a great alternative.
Since the start of the pandemic I’ve been lucky enough to work from home, the only downside is that when I’m off I leave my work screen only to go on my personal ones such as my phone and laptop. Before 9 p.m. my eyes are begging for a break which inspired this post.
I own two of the books from the list below, and I’ll be honest I haven’t gotten pretty far on Elizabeth Cline’s, Conscious Closet. It’s not boring, I’m just a slow reader who gets distracted by my phone. I also own A Life Less Throwaway by Tara Button, I have not read it either. One of my goals for 2021 is to read more and disconnect from social media, and I plan on doing that by reading the books that I currently own.
I’m also pretty excited for Orsola De Castro’s book Loved Clothes Last: How the Joy of Rewearing and Repairing Your Clothes Can Be a Revolutionary Act. The book is set to release Feb. 11 in the UK so I’m hoping that’s when it will be available in the U.S.
Look for the books at your local library or shop from your favorite book store.
Turn your phone off and read these books on sustainable fashion :
(This list was compiled by my lovely friend Pat Arreguin)
- Conscious Closet by Elizabeth Cline
- Overdressed: the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion by Elizabeth Cline
- A Life Less Throwaway by Tara Button
- Mend by Kate Sekules
- Wear, repaire, repurpose: a maker’s guide to mending and upcycling clothes by Lily Fulop
- Fashionopolis by Dana Thomas
- Clothing Poverty by Andrew Brooks
- Secondhand by Adam Minter
- Loved Clothes Last, How the Joy of Rewearing and Repairing Your Clothes Can Be a Revolutionary Act by Orsola De Castro (out in February 11)