Looking for the next step to reduce your environmental fashion footprint? Grab a book and study up! We found this list, compiled by CNN Style, to help you understand your role as a conscientious consumer, the economic structures that have contributed to the climate crisis, and the visionaries who are paving the way for a better future.
Georgina Johnson's forthcoming book on slow fashion is a manifesto for the ages. It's a compilation of essays, think pieces and conversations, gathering some of the most formidable voices across the creative and fashion industries to address the crucial questions of creative, social and environmental sustainability.
All of Kate Fletcher's books on fashion and sustainability have been considered revolutionary. But this publication, which is free to read online, offers a values-led framework which reimagines the fashion system altogether.
"Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy" proposes a "farm-to-closet" regenerative vision for textiles by which material production acts as a force for good. Imagine if through the creation of clothing we could sequester carbon, improve soil health and empower farmers. "Fibershed" does that in pockets around the world.
Materials are the building blocks for everything we own. Designers, tech aficionados and artists will appreciate this compendium of materials, both everyday and experimental, highlighted in ambitious futuristic projects that answer the question,"What if?"
Safia Minney, founder of the pioneering Fair Trade fashion brand People Tree, lays out the human cost of the fashion industry -- one of the major contributors to exploitative cheap labor -- and an alternative roadmap for responsible, human-centred fashion production.
The most sustainable garments are those we already own. This practical guide offers an instructional approach to a long list of wardrobe refreshes. Learn to darn socks, hem trousers, embroider over stains and crochet and braid rugs.
"Rise & Resist" is a motivational guide to modern activism, with a focus on sustainability and social justice. Highlighting communities from zero wasters to the knitters of the Pussyhat Project, it's a broad look at what happens when activism as we know it gets a big injection of creativity.
This book does exactly what it tells you on the cover, undertaking "a study of economics as if people mattered." Nearly 50 years old, it offers a still-needed vision for economies to restructure their balance sheets and account for precious natural resources and decent human labor.
Culture journalist Dana Thomas believes that everyone should know how their clothes are made. In "Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes," Thomas launches an inquiry into the industry's rampant labor abuses as well as its detrimental impact on the environment. She advocates for a slower, more mindful approach within the industry.
Fashion Revolution's fanzine issue 6, "Action Required: 10 Global Goals that will Change Fashion" is an investigation of the fashion industry's relationship with ten of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, including gender equality, decent work and economic growth, responsible consumption and production, and climate action.
The Culture Trip put together this list of seven reasons why you should visit Tierra del Fuego, the home of Karukinka. If this doesn't make you want to add this location to your bucket list, allow us to suggest one more reason: You can take a tour of our workshop to see just how much love and care is put into every single piece of apparel we make. While we all wait for the days when we can travel comfortably again, we'll leave you with this reading fromThe Culture Trip.
This week we are grateful that our story was told inthis article in Diario Financiero, a Chilean economic newspaper. In it, our founder Felipe Jadue explains the impetus behind starting Karukinka, why he chose Tierra del Fuego as our home base, and what has gone into creating an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable business.