Further reading


Useful websites for further information about ethics and sustainability in fashion…

Think Tanks and Research Bodies:

Centre for Sustainable Fashion
www.sustainable-fashion.com

MISTRA Future Fashion
www.mistrafuturefashion.com

Sustainable Clothing Action Plan: Clothing Knowledge Hub
www.wrap.org.uk/node/19930

Textiles Environment Design
www.tedresearch.net

Textile Futures Research Centre
www.tfrc.org.uk

 

Campaigns, Platforms and
Other Important Organizations:

Clean Clothes Campaign
www.cleanclothes.org

Ethical Fashion Forum
www.ethicalfashionforum.com

Fair Trade Foundation
www.fairtrade.org.uk

Environmental Justice Foundation
ejfoundation.org

The Good Guide
www.goodguide.com

Greenpeace Detox Campaign
www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/toxics/detox/

Labour Behind the Label
www.labourbehindthelabel.org

Nordic Initiative, Clean and Ethical
www.nordicfashionassociation.com

Oxfam
www.oxfam.org/en/campaigns/trade

Traidcraft’s Justice Campaign
http://www.justicecampaign.org.uk/about/

TRAID
www.traid.org.uk/education/resources/

War on Want
www.waronwant.org

World Fair Trade Organisation
www.wfto.com

UN Global Compact
www.unglobalcompact.org/index.html

 

Key Reports:

Clean Clothes Campaign  |  Tailored Wages
www.cleanclothes.org/livingwage/tailoredwages/tailored-wage-report

Labour Behind the Label  |  Tailored Wages UK
www.labourbehindthelabel.org/campaigns/itemlist/category/294-report

Ethical Fashion Forum  |  Value Chain Call to Action
source.ethicalfashionforum.com/article/value-chain-call-to-action-1st-Draft

Baptist World Aid Australia  |  Behind the Barcode
www.baptistworldaid.org.au/behind-the-barcode/

International Labor Rights Forum  |  Deadly Secrets
laborrights.org/publications/deadly-secrets-how-apparel-brands-cover-safety-hazards

UN Global Compact  |  The Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013
www.unglobalcompact.org/AboutTheGC/global_corporate_sustainability_report.html

Fair Trade Foundation  |  Impact of Fairtrade Cotton
www.fairtrade.org.uk/includes/documents/cm_docs/2012/F/2_FTF%20Cotton%20summary%20and%20response%20May%202012.pdf

Deloitte  |  Fashioning Sustainability 2013
www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-Denmark/Local%20Assets/Documents/Din_branche/Tekstil_og_beklaedning/CSRfashion.pdf

Greenpeace  |  A Fashionable Lie, Detox
www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/publications/toxics/2014/A-Fashionable-Lie.pdf

WRAP  |  Valuing Our Clothes
www.wrap.org.uk/sites/files/wrap/VoC%20FINAL%20online%202012%2007%2011.pdf

Centre for Sustainable Fashion  |  Steps Towards Sustainability in Fashion: Snapshot Bangladesh
ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/5671/1/CSF_Vol.6_Steps_towards_Sustainability_in_Fashion_Snapshot_Bangladesh.pdf

University of Cambridge  |  Well Dressed?
www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/well-dressed

BSR  |  Sustainable Fashion Design: Oxymoron No More?
www.bsr.org/reports/BSR_Sustainable_Fashion_Design.pdf

Rank A Brand  |  Feel Good Fashion: Transparency & Corporate Social Responsibility 2014
rankabrand.org/static/FeelGoodFashion_2014_Summary.pdf

Traidcraft  |  Material Concerns: How responsible sourcing can deliver the goods for business and workers in the garment industry
http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/international_development/policy_work/purchasing_practices/purchasing_practices_reports

Useful Articles:

Vogue UK  |  How the World Has Changed Since Rana Plaza
www.vogue.co.uk/news/2014/04/01/bangladesh-rana-plaza-anniversary-fashion-revolution-day

NY Times  |  Fast and Flawed Inspections of Factories Abroad
www.nytimes.com/2013/09/02/business/global/superficial-visits-and-trickery-undermine-foreign-factory-inspections.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

NY Times  |  U.S. Flouts Its Own Advice in Procuring Overseas Clothing
www.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/world/americas/buying-overseas-clothing-us-flouts-its-own-advice.html

Take Part  |  This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans for $9
www.takepart.com/feature/2013/12/16/the-true-cost-of-cheap-fashion?cmpid=tp-ptnr-upworthy

The Guardian  |  A Sustainable Model for Fashion
www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-model-for-fashion

The Guardian  |  10 Things That Have Changed Since the Bangladesh Factory Collapse
www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/bangladesh-factory-collapse-10-things-changed

The Guardian  |  Fashion is seen as frivolous but it’s at the heart of contemporary culture
www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/fashion-frivolous-contemporary-culture-ownership-usership?CMP=twt_gu

The Guardian  |  Why Sustainable Supply Chains Make Business Sense
www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-supply-chains-business-sense

Business of Fashion  |  Preventing Another Rana Plaza
www.businessoffashion.com/2013/09/op-ed-preventing-another-rana-plaza.html

Business of Fashion  |  Stripped Bare: Brands Move Towards Transparency and Traceability
www.businessoffashion.com/2013/07/nike-nudie-honest-by-bruno-pieters-stripped-bare-brands-move-toward-transparency-and-traceability.html

Quartz  |  The Case For Fewer – But Better – Clothes
qz.com/189904/the-case-for-fewer-but-better-clothes/

 

Watch & Listen:

Al Jazeera  |  Made in Bangladesh
www.aljazeera.com/programmes/faultlines/2013/08/201382611617275364.html

CBC News  |  Made in Bangladesh  
www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2013-2014/made-in-bangladesh

The Guardian  |  Sustainable Fashion: How to Bring Sustainability Into the Apparel Industry 
www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/video/sustainable-fashion-sustainability-apparel-industry-video

NPR  |  The World Behind a Simple Shirt in 5 Chapters
apps.npr.org/tshirt/#/title

TED Talks  |  Sustainable Fashion is a Shared Responsibility 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDUF8D_IHj4

Detox  |  How People Power is Cleaning Up Fashion
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZucclsuKaU#t=17

Islam TV  |  Bangladesh in Crisis 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwWPykS9hkM [Part 1]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOQigVLi6fw [Part 2]

The Story of Stuff  |  How Things Work
storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-stuff/

BBC Radio  |  Fast Fashion – Affordable or Exploitative [broadcast]
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03w0gwd

BBC Radio 4  |  What Price Cheap Clothes? [broadcast]
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03b0yf8

 

Books:

Sandy Black. “The Sustainable Fashion Handbook.” 2012
www.thamesandhudson.com/The_Sustainable_Fashion_Handbook/9780500290569

Tamsin Blanchard. “Green is the New Black: How to Change The World with Style.” 2008
www.ecolibris.net/greenisthenewblack.asp

Michael Braungart and William McDonough. “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.” 2009
www.amazon.co.uk/Cradle-Michael-Braungart/dp/0099535475

Sass Brown. “ReFashioned: Cutting Edge clothing from Recycled Materials.” 2013
www.laurenceking.com/en/refashioned-cutting-edge-clothing-from-upcycled-materials/

Elisabeth Cline. “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.” 2012
overdressedthebook.com/author.html

Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose. “Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change.” 2012
www.laurenceking.com/en/fashion-sustainability-design-for-change/

Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen. “Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes.” 2011
www.routledge.com/sustainability/

Tansy Hoskins. “Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion.” 2014
www.plutobooks.com/display.asp?K=9780745334561

Naomi Klein. “No Logo.” 1999
www.naomiklein.org/no-logo/buy-the-book

Safia Minney. “Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution.” 2012
newint.org/books/ethical-living/naked-fashion/

Dara O’Rourke. “Shopping for Good.” 2012
mitpress.mit.edu/books/shopping-good-0

V. Ann Paulins. “Ethics in the Fashion Industry.” 2009
www.bloomsbury.com/uk/ethics-in-the-fashion-industry-9781563675331/

Pietra Rivoli. “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy.” 2009
eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470287160.html

Lucy Siegle. “To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?” 2011
www.harpercollins.co.uk/titles/9780007264094/to-die-for-lucy-siegle

Rachel Louise Snyder. “Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade.” 2007
books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?ID=5997

Henrietta Thompson. “Remake It: Clothes.” 2012
www.thamesandhudson.com/Remake_It_Clothes/9780500516324

Kelsey Timmerman. “Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories and People That Make Our Clothes.” 2012
eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118277554.html