Sustainability is very important to us here at c.HAIR.i.TEE. Here are 6 amazing books to help you learn more about this topic:
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
Rather than focusing on downcycling, the authors of Cradle to Cradle suggest manufacturing products with upcycling in mind. This is a perfect read to learn more about creating products with the purpose of providing life to something new, which is a great way to eliminate waste.
The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
The Upcycle, a follow-up to Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, focuses on the next steps humans can take to not only sustain the world we live in, but improve it.
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline
In her book, Elizabeth L. Cline goes on a mission to reveal what fast fashion is doing to our environment and our society. Buying cheap clothing is damaging, so why do we have all of these clothes and what are the hidden costs behind them? If you want answers to these questions, this is the book for you.
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Known as “the classic that launched the environmental movement,” Silent Spring discusses the impact of pesticides, which is one way to show the strong and frequently negative impact humans can have on the environment.
The Future of Fashion: Understanding Sustainability in the Fashion Industry by Tyler Little
The Future of Fashion discusses changes the fashion industry can make. By writing about new innovations and leaders who are making an impact, Tyler Little communicates not only the problems that the fashion industry is causing to our environment, but how there is still hope that we can fix them.
Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe by Greta Eagan
If you are looking for a style guide with sustainability “built in,” this book is for you. Wear No Evil examines the fashion industry and asks the question: “How can I inherently do good while looking good?” By exploring both fashion and ethics, Wear No Evil will teach you how style and sustainability can live in harmony.
If you get a chance to read them, I hope these books educate you, inspire you, and leave you wanting to make an impact in the world.
Do you have a favorite book on sustainability? Let us know in the comments below!