A call to anyone out there who still believes that a better future is worth fighting for.
This book is very important. Safia articulates the urgency with which we must act to transform the fashion industry and save our planet with both authority and optimism. Her vision for a holistically regenerative model is truly inspiring and touches on every part of the garment-making process; starting with the soil and good farming practices through to design, production and distribution. I share Safia's vision for a nature-based approach to fashion and have been putting this into practice through my work at Bamford, Daylesford and Nila for over twenty years. Reading this refreshing new perspective serves as an important reminder that we all have a responsibility to make better choices - shunning damaging synthetics and supporting livelihoods through craft while helping to restore all that we have taken from nature. Fashion can - and should - be a force for good, and Safia's key commitments are a viable way for us to achieve this for the sake of future generations.
It is a good overview of sustainability and great to see that the book is coming to this from lots of different angles, from fibres to case studies. We hope to make the students fully engaged with this as it is key to becoming an informed designer.
A great overview of leaders within design and manufacture within the responsible fashion space.
An excellent resource... I love the depth and explanation the book provides - especially all of the examples. The interviews with different people and brands/companies are extremely insightful.