Organisations, books and websites for more information
Ethical fashion, research and design
Black, S. Eco-chic: The Fashion Paradox. Black Dog Publishing, 2008.
Fletcher, K. Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys. Earthscan, 2008.
Fashioning an Ethical Industry http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org
Ethical Fashion Forum www.ethicalfashionforum.com
Labour Behind The Label www.labourbehindthelabel.org
Ever and Again. Research into Upcycling Fashion and textiles. www.everandagain.info
Textiles Environment Design www.tedresearch.net
Textile Future Research Unit www.tfrg.org.uk
Sustainable Manufacturing Group, Cambridge University. Download a copy of Well dressed? The present and future sustainability of clothing and textiles in the United Kingdom www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/sustainability
Information on eco textiles
Nature Works LLC. Producers of Ingeo (PLA) www.natureworksllc.com/
Also see fabric suppliers for information on their products.
European Textiles Network (ETN)
Oeko-Tex testing for harmful substances in textiles www.oeko-tex.com
Soil Association for organic certification in UK. www.soilassociation.org
Pesticide Action Network. www.pan-uk.org
WRAP UK Government run waste recycling programme. www.wrap.org.uk
Environmental Justice Foundation cotton research. www.ejfoundation.org/page141.html
Fair Trade Foundation www.fairtrade.org.uk
British Wool Marketing board
Australian Wool Innovation
Craft & Sewing
Mantua Maker (Ruth Singer's main blog)
Singer, R. Sew It Up. A Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing. Kyle Cathie, 2008. Also published in the US as The Sewing Bible, Potter Craft, 2009.
Balfour-Paul, J. Indigo. Archetype Publications Ltd, 2006.
Blaydes, C & Smith, N. Fashion DIY. 30 Ways to Craft Your Own Style. Sixth and Spring Books, 2007.
Chanin, N. Alabama Stitch Book: Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style. STC Craft/A Melanie Fallick Book, 2008.
Flint, I. Eco Colour: Environmentally Sustainable Dyes. Murdoch Books, 2008.
Karol, A. Bend the Rules Sewing. Potter Craft, 2007.
Ganderton, L. Vintage Fabric Style. Ryland, Peters & Small, 2003
Gridley, J S; Kipling, J R; McClure, J S. Vintage Fabrics Identification and Value Guide. Collector Books, 2006.
Mornu, N. (Ed). A is for Apron: 25 Fresh & Flirty Designs. Lark Books, 2008.
Mullin, W. & Hartman, E. Sew U Home Stretch. Little, Brown & Company, 2008
Mullin, W. & Hartman, E. Sew U: The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe (Spiral-bound) Little, Brown & Company, 2007.
Ordoonez, M. Your Vintage Keepsake: A Csa Guide to Costume Storage and Display. Tech University Press, 2001.
Pretty Little Patchwork, Lark Books, 2008.
Pretty Little Pincushions, Lark Books, 2007.
Prideaux, V. The Handbook of Indigo Dyeing. Search Press, 2003.
Rudkin, L. Natural Dyes. A&C Black, 2007.
White, B. Sewing Green. 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009.
White, B. Felt So Good: Over 30 Irrestistibly Cute, Cosy and Colourful Felted Projects. David and Charles, 2008.
Willoughby, A. 49 1/2 Skirts, A&C Black, 2008.