Sustainability in the Fashion Industry - Read eBooks and Explore More

These days I am reading and exploring the topic sustainability in fashion. You might be also reading many buzz-words and trends in sustainable fashion manufacturing - all focussing to the same goal - making the fashion industry more sustainable. Last week, we have published an article on Circular fashion and challenges in circular fashion movement. These days almost all fashion journals and fashion news websites featuring sustainability things.

In one side, the apparel industry is focussing on the real-time data, IoT, machine to machine networking, micro-factory, intelligent manufacturing for making the business sustainable. On the other hand, we need to make the fashion products sustainable way. All we need to understand the technology of the latest manufacturing tools, and the concept of sustainable fashion manufacturing.

During my study, I came to know about many terms related to sustainability in the fashion industry. Most of the terms we read on the journals and apparel and textile-related conferences.
  • Sustainability in the fashion industry
  • Sustainable future for fashion
  • Circularity in fashion  
  • Circular fashion
  • Closed loop clothing
  • Circular economy
  • No-waste economy
  • Circular mindset   
  • Circular denim 
  • Sustainable material sourcing
  • environmental sustainability
  • environmental and social sustainability
  • sustainable fashion supply chain
  • responsible fashion sourcing
  • sustainable product design
  • Zero waste
  • Organic cotton
  • Sustainable cotton
  • Higg FEM
  • Sustainable business practice
  • Sustainability performance
Circular Fashion is based on the fundamental principles of circular economy and sustainable development, and concerns the entire life-cycle of a fashion product-from design and sourcing, to production, transportation, storage, marketing and sale, as well as the user phase and the product’s end of life (

Forums on Sustainable Fashion

Free eBooks to Read

I have also discovered a few ebooks on the internet those have covered this topic - sustainability in fashion. has published the following 4 ebooks on Circularity in fashion

  1. Sustainability Compendium 1
  2. Sustainability Plus
  3. Enhanced Sustainability Compendium
  4. Sustainability Compendium-4
eBook by on sustainability in the fashion industry
  1. Costing the Earth
Sustainability reports published by fashion brands are also another way to get many ideas on this topic. Here is a few examples.

C&A is Making Sustainable Fashion the New Normal

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Still, you want to read more? Check the wiki article on sustainable fashion.

I know there are many good articles and books available online and off-line. If you have come across with any good content (article, books, ebook), share with us. I would love to include those resource on this page.

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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