“The Book of the Week”

Each week, FashionLab’s editors pick a must have book for your bookshelf.

“Eco Fashion” looks at one of the strongest trends in fashion, towards the production of desirable and well-designed apparel and accessories with a conscience 

Originally from London, England, Sass Brown teaches in the Fashion Design department at the FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York. She has worked with women’s cooperatives in Latin America, most notably COOPA-ROCA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Her book “Eco fashion” shows the range of sustainable and ethical products available around the globe and explains the stories behind them, as well as showing how and where they make a difference. In this book, Brown calls attention to the many independent designers who are bringing environmentally-friendly fashion to the next level.

This book makes an important contribution to the global movement for ecology-in-design and provides an excellent overview of this emerging field.

As Professor Frances Corner, Head of College London College of Fashion says ‘Eco Fashion is a thoughtful and stimulating publication that comprehensively covers the way companies and designers are responding to the challenge of creating a more environmentally friendly yet design-led fashion industry. What is perhaps unique about this publication is how it provides both an insight into the key drivers behind developing an eco fashion industry, whilst at the same time acting as a guide to the designers and fashion companies who are tackling these issues. This publication never loses sight of the importance of creating fashionable and exciting clothes if we are to have a sustainable fashion industry.


  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishers; 1st edition (October 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185669691X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856696913

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