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Slow Fashion

With the rise of fast fashion we're consuming more clothing than ever, but all those stylish outfits and new trendy pieces unfortunately come at a cost to workers and our environment. This playlist explores why the industry needs to slow down and how we can help while also having a wardrobe that best suits our personal style, lifestyle, and values.

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The Psychology of Fashion

By Carolyn Mair
Narrated by: Susan Osman
Length: 4 hours 41 minutes

"The Psychology of Fashion offers an insightful introduction to the exciting and dynamic world of fashion in relation to human behaviour, from how clothing can affect our cognitive processes to the way retail environments manipulate consumer behaviour. The book explores how fashion design can impact healthy body image, how psychology can inform... Read more »

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Fashionopolis

The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes

By Dana Thomas
Narrated by: Dana Thomas
Length: 9 hours 14 minutes

*NYTBR Paperback Row Selection*

An investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform it
 

What should I wear? It’s one of the fundamental questions we ask ourselves every day. More than ever, we are told it should be something new. Today, the clothing... Read more »

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Project 333

The Minimalist Fashion Challenge That Proves Less Really is So Much More

By Courtney Carver
Narrated by: Courtney Carver
Length: 4 hours 50 minutes

Wear just 33 items for 3 months and get back all the JOY you were missing while you were worrying what to wear.

In Project 333, minimalist expert and author of Soulful Simplicity Courtney Carver takes a new approach to living simply--starting with your wardrobe. Project 333 promises that not only can you survive with just 33 items in your closet... Read more »

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Overdressed

The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

By Elizabeth L. Cline
Narrated by: Amy Melissa Bentley
Length: 7 hours 52 minutes

Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to fast fashion chains like H&M now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. Retailers are pro­ducing clothes at enormous volumes in order to drive prices down and profits up, and they've turned clothing into a... Read more »

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Fibershed

Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy

By Rebecca Burgess
Narrated by: Tia Rider
Length: 7 hours 26 minutes

A new "farm-to-closet" vision for the clothes we wear--by a leader in the movement for local textile economies

There is a major disconnect between what we wear and our knowledge of its impact on land, air, water, labor, and human health. Even those who value access to safe, local, nutritious food have largely overlooked the production of fiber,...

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