i remember reading natalie chanin's very first book in 2008, alabama stitch book, and being surprised to find how interested i was in reading about organic cotton. it sparked a real interest in origins.
patagonia catalogs and website provide a lot of insight into what can and is being done better in the clothing industry.
naked fashion by safia minney highlights issues and work being done to change the existing broken fashion industry.
where am i wearing by kelsey timmerman gives a great peek into the origins of everyday clothing.
overdressed by elizabeth cline exposes fast fashion's dark side.
wear no evil by greta egan delves into areas of ethical focus and outlines a plan for shopping more responsibly.
the true cost is an amazing movie and must-watch on this topic.
this video with a look at where our donated clothing ends up is enlightening. i think we understand the consequences of our excess about as little as they understand why we create so much waste. via karen/fringe
some of my personal, very favorite traceable garment sources right now are:
taylor stitch women's
ace & jig
as far as craft supplies go, alabama chain's organic cotton is amazing to sew with, and quince & co. american wool is satisfying to knit with.
can't wait to read other's favorites! if you'd like to follow along as well, check out the comments on karen's slow fashion october posts and the instagram#.