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Sustainable fashion : past, present, and future

Sustainable fashion : past, present, and future / Jennifer Farley Gordon and Colleen Hill.
Farley, Jennifer
London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

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Hill, Colleen, 1982-
xx, 237 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color); 26 cm
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: -- Contents Introduction Chapter One: Repurposed and Recycled Clothing and Textiles -- Colleen Hill Secondhand Clothing: A Brief History Repurposed Clothing Eighteenth-Century Materials Nineteenth-Century Materials Twentieth-Century Materials Recycled Textiles Conclusion At a Glance: Vintage Clothing At a Glance: Make Do and Mend Chapter Two: Quality of Craftsmanship -- Colleen Hill The Eighteenth Century Technological Advancements The Nineteenth Century The Jacquard Loom Dressmaking Techniques The Sewing Machine The Twentieth Century World War II and the Golden Age of Couture The 1960s and 'Disposable' Fashion Contemporary Fashion Conclusion At a Glance: Fast Fashion Chapter Three: Material Origins -- Colleen Hill Natural Fibers Cotton Wool Hemp Manmade Fibers Rayon Bamboo Lyocell Synthetic Fibers Nylon Polyester Conclusion At a Glance: 'Futuristic' Materials of the Past Chapter Four: Textile Dyeing -- Jennifer Farley Gordon Introduction Synthetic Dyes Poisoning People Poisoning the Environment Past Meets Present in the Search for Solutions Conclusion At a Glance: Lowering the Impact of Dyeing Processes At a Glance: Indigo At a Glance: Greenpeace Chapter Five: Labor Practices -- Jennifer Farley Gordon Introduction Textile Mills Garment Factories Unionization History Repeating: The Resurgence of Sweatshops, Subcontracting, and the ' Runaway Shop' Awareness and Action: Combating Poor Labor Practices Conclusion At a Glance: Madeleine Vionnet, Elizabeth Hawes, and Max Meyer: Historical Perspectives on Labor Practices At a Glance: Labels: Advocacy and Awareness Chapter Six: Treatment of Animals -- Jennifer Farley Gordon Introduction Nineteenth-century Feather Debate Fur in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries Fur Trapping Fur Farming Rise of the Anti-Fur Movement Sustainable Alternatives Conclusion At a Glance: Tortoiseshell, Ivory, and Reptile Skins At a Glance: Faux Furs Conclusion Glossary.
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JQE 15-117
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Farley, Jennifer, author.
Sustainable fashion : past, present, and future / Jennifer Farley Gordon and Colleen Hill.
London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
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"Sustainable Fashion provides a unique and accessible overview of fashion ethics and sustainability issues of the past, present and future. This book is the first to situate today's eco-fashion movement in its multifaceted historical context and explore the historical relationship between fashion and the environment as far back as the early nineteenth century. Employing an expanded definition of sustainability that also considers ethical issues, Farley and Hill explore each stage of the fashion production cycle, from the cultivation of raw fibers to the shipment of the finished garment. Structured thematically, each of the six chapters is dedicated to the discussion of one major issue, from recycling and repurposing to labour practices and the treatment of animals. Including interviews with eco-fashion designers, Sustainable Fashion will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, as well as students of design, history and cultural studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Hill, Colleen, 1982- author.
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JQE 15-117
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