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.

Woman in red long sleeve and blue denim jeans sitting and working on a weaving loom

Photo by Ralph Labay. Woman in red long sleeve and blue denim jeans sitting, 2020.