Fashion Conscious (Paperback)
Empowering the Greta Thunberg generation to change fast fashion
Winner of a 2020 Creative Play Award (Books for Children 6+ category)
With the Covid-19 global lockdown and a call to action from David Attenborough in Blue Planet II making everyone re-evaluate the relationship they have with the natural world, it has never been so important to consider the impact our clothing choices have on the planet. Shake up the fashion world by taking action as conscious consumers and active citizens. We have the power to collectively change the world with a change of clothes
In the UK alone, over a million tonnes of clothes are thrown away each year and around 140 million worth of clothes head to landfill. Learn how to love your clothes by reusing, swapping and mending what you already have and discover how to choose wisely when you do buy something new.
This practical, positive and empowering book will open eyes to the impact our clothing choices have on people and the planet and empower children to demand answers to questions and take action.
About the Author
Sarah Klymkiw is a freelance educator and writer who has worked for over 10 years in sustainable fashion education and grassroots clothes repair initiatives. She is a lecturer at several London universities, including the London College of Fashion. She has also written about ethical fashion for the Guardian and acted as consultant on sustainability for the BBC's Great British Sewing Bee and V&A fashion projects. Her most recent initiative is called Worn Well, helping Londoners to learn how to fix their clothes. Kim Hankinson is an artist, illustrator, designer and author living in North London. She has worked for several major publishing houses and smaller independents in positions from Art Director to agent-represented artist.