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Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution

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Naked Fashion invites you to join the movement of consumers, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals who are using their purchasing power, talents, and experience to make fashion more sustainable.

Anyone with an active interest in fashion and where our clothes come from or looking for a career in fashion and the media will find inspiration and advice on how to make a diff
Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by New Internationalist (first published September 8th 2011)
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Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
You have seen the headlines: Workers killed in sweatshop disasters; streams polluted with fabric dye; apparel employees paid less than subsistence wages; and at least a million are poisoned by pesticides that are deemed necessary to grow the cotton which is used in apparel. The author does not believe that such events are inevitable in creating fashion and apparel.

Safia Minney knows how to put together words and pictures to dramatize her point that fashion and apparel can survive, even thrive,
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read for anyone that is into fashion or wants to be in the fashion industry. I'm a fashion design and merhandising major and through the program at my school I've been exposed to a world that I would have never known about with just being a regular consumer. For myself reading this book and knowing that there are so many people fighting for one amazing cause to rebuild a sense of humanity around the world is astonishing to me. Knowing that corporations honestly condone the fact th ...more
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
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I didn't find this book educational enough on the fast fashion industry. It was mostly interviews with clients of People Tree's, and felt more like a promotion of their brand rather than slow fashion/fair trade as a whole. ...more
Aug 22, 2020 rated it liked it
A quick overview of fair trade fashions and some of the issues with buying from retailers that focus on fast fashion. Book promotes the UK People Tree brand and their partners. Book is from 2011, so some things may be out of date.
This books reads like a glossy catalogue. I thought it would be more of a memoir, but it's just one page entries of interviews with people who have collaborated with people tree and lots of color photos of their clothing. I wish the book was more comprehensive and talked about fair trade fashion in general, not just what people tree is doing. ...more
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fast Fashion is harmful to people and the planet. We know this and yet consumers seem to have few choices. This book reminds us of why we need to look for ethical fashion, how to be involved in the industry and where to look. It highlights the many people already involved in ethical fashion with lots of thought provoking stories from people in the fashion industry.
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Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really liked the information supplied by Minney in this book. I feel that she makes a serious effort to help the reader understand the need for social responsibility and sustainability in the fashion industry. The question and answer sessions with professionals in the industry paint a more realistic picture of the changes that are occuring and those yet to come.
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This is such a beautiful book, full of incredible photographs, wonderful interviews and so much more! Educational (for basics though... I knew everything already, but I'm glad we bought it. ) for everyone interested in fashion. ...more
Nov 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
An interesting,fresh look at fashion.
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Safia Minney is founder and CEO of Fair Trade and sustainable fashion label People Tree. Safia has turned a lifelong interest in environment, trade and social justice issues into an awardwinning social business. Safia is widely regarded as a leader in the Fair Trade movement and has been awarded Outstanding Social Entrepreneur by the World Economic Forum’s Schwarb Foundation and an MBE for her wor ...more

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