The necessity to create a more sustainable fashion industry has become increasingly eminent in the past decade or so. Yet the movement for sustainable fashion has remained a largely white phenomenon, inaccessible to most. This reading list offers a series of resources that share ideas on how to build a more just and sustainable fashion industry that works for larger and more inclusive groups of people. To do so, it is essential that we build an intersectional movement that goes beyond conscious consumption, question the dominant aesthetics in sustainable fashion discourses, adopt a decolonial perspective that reverses counterproductive interventions, and find strategies to create ethical and sustainable partnerships between designers and manufacturers from different countries.
About The Author
Laura specializes in the history of art and fashion in the early modern Spanish World. She is a doctoral candidate at the College of William and Mary and received her MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design. Her dissertation explores the adoption and adaptation of European fashions, their fusion with local Indigenous elements of dress, and their representation in portraits and pictures of types in the Viceroyalty of New Granada in the second half of the eighteenth century.