Slow Clothing: Finding meaning in what we wear

Slow Clothing: Finding meaning in what we wear

by Jane Milburn


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648181705
Publisher: Textile Beat
Publication date: 11/09/2017
Series: First Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,025,179
Product dimensions: 7.99(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Jane Milburn is a sustainability consultant and founder of Textile Beat. She upcycled a career in agricultural science and communications to champion Slow Clothing as a creative and ethical way of dressing that engages hands, head and heart. Jane loves natural fibres and being in nature, which drives her to speak out about ways to protect the planet for future generations.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Purpose – why we need to dress with conscience

Ethical issues: increasing consumption, changing fibres, waste, modern-day slavery,

loss of skills and knowledge

Chapter 2

Authenticity – my journey to Slow Clothing

Agricultural science, rural communications, natural-fibre champion

Chapter 3

Creativity – discovering our own

Profiles from The Slow Clothing Project and Sew it Again

Chapter 4

Action – the Slow Clothing Manifesto

Think, natural, quality, local, few, care, make, revive, adapt, salvage

Chapter 5

Autonomy – simple DIY techniques

Stitch, mend and upcycle

Chapter 6

Reflections – because we care

What people have said and what the future holds

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