Environmental Learning Resource List

How to’s

During our project, we used techniques including block printing onto fabrics with stamps and fabric paints, Sashiko stitching and cutting up and layering t-shirts. Here are a few tutorials online, with many more available:

Block Printing onto Fabric

An Introduction to Sashiko Stitch

Five New T-shirt Upcycles

Documentaries

The True Cost (2015) – Directed by Andrew Morgan –

River Blue (2016) – Directed by Roger Williams and David Mcllvride

Minimalism: a documentary about the important things (2016) – Directed by Matt D’Avella

Slowing Down Fast Fashion (2016) – Directed by Ben Akers

Activist Organisations and Resources

Fashion Revolution was founded by Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013. Fashion Revolution have grown to become the world’s largest fashion activism movement, mobilising citizens, brands and policymakers through research, education and advocacy.

Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) is a University of the Arts London research, education and knowledge exchange centre. CSF provoke, challenge, and question the status quo in fashion; contributing to a system that recognises its ecological context and honours equity.

Articles

Can fashion ever be sustainable? by BBC Smart Guide to Climate Change

10 Simple Ways to Afford Slow Fashion on a Budget by Panaprium

Cheap, cool and kind to nature: how secondhand became UK fashion’s main attraction by The Guardian

Books

‘How To Break Up With Fast Fashion: A guilt-free guide to changing the way you shop – for good’ by Lauren Bravo

Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes‘ by Dana Thomas

‘Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion’ by Elizabeth L. Cline

Podcasts

Fashion Revolution Podcast

Changemakers hosted by Sustainably Influenced

Wardrobe Crisis by Clare Press