BOOK REVIEWS SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE
Green is not trendy anymore, it’s a new way of living, emphasis on fewer egocentric values and a better understanding of environmental difficulties facing us and coming generation. Visionary people who see the world as inter-connected and fragile for exploitation of common global resources have written great books presenting environmental problems as well solutions. Therefore, we have a unique possibility to learn from a large selection of books already published.
Literature and books questioning capital-mechanisms, global warming, consumer-psychology, system-thinking, environmental philosophy, green standpoint in politics and religion, sustainable design, new ways of presenting data such as eco-maps and info-graphics, measurements and green art-movements, environmentalism, spiritualism, equality, poverty, water and waste-management, air and grassroots organizations such as Earth Day, Greenpeace or WWF (World Wildlife Foundation) are all central elements in understanding sustainable development.
Within our branch textile and fashion several books have been published on sustainable and so-called eco-fashion, The importance for change towards zero-waste, remaking, repairing, slow-fashion, second-hand, swapping cannot be overseen.
Still, simultaneously very powerful economically companies within the textile Industry spend large amounts on green-washing, moving focus away from their fast- fashion business model, twist data to their own advantage, making consumers confused what good or bad. A few years ago we made a list of 101 most important green books. The books selected from a wide spectre of academic genre, across different industrial branches, religions, philosophies, organizations, NGO’s, economics, practical and theoretical.
OUT THE NEW DICTIONARIES WITH MORE THAN 1000 ILLUSTRATED TERMS ON ECO FASHION DESIGN
ECO-FASHION-DENIM AND DIAGRAMS DICTIONARIES OVERVIEW