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Thoughtful Books about Conscious Fashion - Gift Ideas

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Thoughtful Books about Conscious Fashion - Gift Ideas

Books about style, ethical fashion and building a better, simpler, more conscious wardrobe

 

“Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion” by Elizabeth L. Cline (Portfolio, 2013)           

                       

YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF you want an in-depth analysis of how the fashion industry is impacting workers, the environment and the economy

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR  fast fashion addicts in need of a wake up call 

   

“Worn Stories” by Emily Spivack (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014)                                  

YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF your closet is full of meaningful pieces that remind you of something or someone special

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR anyone who likes personal stories, short essays and autobiographies       

                                                                           

“No More Dirty Looks: The Truth about Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics” by Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2010)   

       

YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF you want to transition to a cleaner, safer and environmentally friendly beauty routine

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR health-conscious beauty lovers   

                               

”The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organise and Simplify” by Francine Jay (Chronicle Books, 2016)                                                                   

YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF you want a straightforward, motivating guide to decluttering and simplifying

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR anyone that’s curious to find out what this “minimalism” thing is all about             

                                                             

”Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster” by Dana Thomas (Penguin Books, 2008)           

                                                                                       

YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF you’ve always wondered if luxury brands are worth the money

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR luxury fashion lovers and sceptics alike   

                   

“Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe” by Greta Eagan (Running Press, 2014)                                                                                                                                                                                       

YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF you want practical tips on how to build a more ethical closet

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR eco fashion newbies     

                                               

“Decoding the New Consumer Mind: How and Why We Shop and Buy” by Kit Yarrow (Jossey-Bass, 2014)                                                           

 

YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF you want to improve your shopping habits and stop wasting money on impulse buys

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR people who love research almost as much as shopping       

                                                                                                      

“How To Get Dressed: A Costume Designers Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit and Feel Amazing” by Alison Freer (Ten Speed Press, 2015)             

                                                                                     

YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF you want your outfits to look as good as they do in magazines

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR literally anyone who cares about their clothes   

          

“The Curated Closet: A Simple System to Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe” by Anuschka Rees (Ten Speed Press, 2016)                                                                                                     

YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF you want a step-by-step guide to building your dream wardrobe

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR anyone who complains about having a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear       

                                                                 

“Women in Clothes” by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton (Blue Rider Press, 2014)   

                                                                   

YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF you consider your style to be a reflection of your life and personality

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR style-conscious deep thinkers   

                              

”Spark Joy: An Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying” by Marie Kondo (Vermillon, 2016)                                                                                                                                                                                               

YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF you can’t get enough of Marie Kondo’s genius or need some extra tidying motivation

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR people who have never heard of Marie Kondo (the rest probably already owns this book or its predecessor)       

                        

”You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You” by Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2012)           

 

                                                                                                                                         

 

 

YOU'LL LOVE THIS IF you want to know what your clothes say about you

 

 

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR anyone who enjoys books with a psychological slant

 

*Credit List by Author of The Curated Closet - Anuschka Rees

 


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