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See inside The Sustainable Fashion Handbook

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A coffee table book on sustainable fashion has been released this month – and we’ve got a preview to show you.

Written by Sandy Black, a Professor at the London College of Fashion’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion, The Sustainable Fashion Handbook focuses on how fashion has experienced an ethical overhaul, with brands from every level of the industry, from high end designers to the high street bearing responsibility for how their clothes are made, and what they’re made of.

Featuring interviews with leading designers, from Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood to Hussein Chalayan and Dries Van Noten, intelligent essays on subjects such as 'How sustainable fashion can survive in an age of celebrity culture' and insight into how brands make their clothes ethically, the book is a fascinating glimpse into how the industry is trying to change for the better, all accompanied with beautiful images.

Available from Thames & Hudson now for £35.00, take a sneak preview of the book in the gallery below:

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    "Buy less, choose well" - Vivienne Westwood

    Photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

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    Model wearing a ballgown from Vivenne Westwood’s A/W 2008 ‘Chaos Point’ Gold label collection, photographed by Benjamin Alexander Huseby for Dazed and Confused, July 2008

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    "(my clothes are) Ethically intelligent and remade in England. I want to create good products - garments that have value and longevity" - Christopher Raeburn

    Photo courtesy Christopher Raeburn

  • The Sustainable Fashion Handbook

    Photo courtesy Christopher Raeburn

  • The Sustainable Fashion Handbook

    Photo courtesy Christopher Raeburn

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    "I think nearly everyone in the Western world has enough clothes in their wardrobe to wear for the rest of their lives" - Dries Van Noten

    Photo courtesy Dries Van Noten

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    "Sustainability is a part of our business. But as a design brief it would limit us" - Dries Van Noten

    Photo courtesy of Dries Van Noten

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    "What I appreciate is when people wear my pieces from a few years ago mixed with new pieces" - Dries Van Noten

    Photo courtesy of Dries Van Noten

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    Erin O'Connor visits embroidery workers in India.

    From Weaving a Fairer Future in TRAID's newspaper Behind the Seams

  • The Sustainable Fashion Handbook

    From Weaving a Fairer Future in TRAID's newspaper Behind the Seams

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