Slow Clothing presents a compelling case for why we need to change the way we dress, to live lightly on Earth through the everyday practice of how we wear and care for our clothes.
In an era dominated by passive consumption of cheap and synthetic fashion, Jane Milburn arrived at the Slow Clothing philosophy by refashioning garments in her wardrobe to provide meaning and story.
Jane tells her journey to Slow Clothing and provides ideas for you to easily implement.
Slow Clothing reflects our own style and spirit, independent of fashion cycles. We buy thoughtfully, gain skills, and care for what we wear as an embodiment of ourselves. We – the wearers – become original, authentic and resourceful. We believe secondhand is the new organic and mending is good for the soul. In return, we are liberated and satisfied.
Slow Clothing brings wholeness through living simply, creatively and fairly.
About the Author
Table of Contents
Purpose – why we need to dress with conscience
Ethical issues: increasing consumption, changing fibres, waste, modern-day slavery,
loss of skills and knowledge
Authenticity – my journey to Slow Clothing
Agricultural science, rural communications, natural-fibre champion
Creativity – discovering our own
Profiles from The Slow Clothing Project and Sew it Again
Action – the Slow Clothing Manifesto
Think, natural, quality, local, few, care, make, revive, adapt, salvage
Autonomy – simple DIY techniques
Stitch, mend and upcycle
Reflections – because we care
What people have said and what the future holds