ISBN: 9780967509921 Year Added to Catalog: 2008 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: Illustrations: 2-Color Number of Pages: 288 Book Publisher: Earth Pledge Foundation Release Date: December 15, 2007 Web Product ID: 368
Exposing the hidden environmental costs of the apparel and textile industries; pointing the way towards alternatives and solutions.
Earth Pledge’s newest publication, FutureFashion White Papers, is a collection of essays by a diverse and international group of contributors. Designers, manufacturers, farmers, professors, models, business owners, and creative directors add their experiences and wisdom, producing a unique and multifaceted view of the apparel and textile industries. The book not only proposes solutions to environmental problems, but addresses the financial outcomes of sustainable practices and offers individual business perspectives. FutureFashion White Papers aims to educate all people interested in sustainable fashion and offers safe environmental practices for the industries and consumers. It is an invaluable and ground-breaking resource that proves that style and sustainability can coexist.
From the Preface by Diane von Furstenberg
FutureFashion White Papers is an exploration that signifies movement toward a more sustainable fashion industry. It is an opportunity for me, as President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and as a designer, to think about and evaluate the fashion industry as it stands today and to consider it evolving to become more environmentally friendly in the future. Since 2005, when I participated in Earth Pledge’s FutureFashion runway show, the volume of environmental buzz has increased dramatically. It is now time for the fashion industry to weigh in on this green discussion. . . . I am committed to supporting American designers in their creative expression and to helping them lead a promising and profitable fashion industry. So much of fashion is inspired by nature and, in turn, we must respect its delicacy. In this instance, the environment needs to be protected for its inherent relevance to fashion design, in addition to its and our own survival.
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Earth Pledge Foundation
Earth Pledge identifies and promotes innovative techniques and technologies that restore the balance between human and natural systems. Through demonstration, education and research, Earth Pledge delivers viable models to government, industry, and communities. The Earth Pledge Foundation is located in New York City. For more on Earth Pledge, visit their website. ...