Sundressed: Natural Fabrics and the Future of Clothing

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Island Press
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.79 pounds

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About the Author
Lucianne Tonti has worked in fashion in Melbourne, Sydney, London, and Paris since 2008. In 2020 she launched the sustainable fashion site Prelude, profiled in Vogue. Lucianne holds a Bachelor of Communication, a Juris Doctorate, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Political Science. Her writing appears in The Guardian and she is the fashion editor of The Saturday Paper.
"Yes! Finally, someone talking about the importance of beautiful clothes and reduced consumption in the sustainable fashion conversation. This book will help you understand your clothes better, inspire you to love them longer, and reduce your appetite for newness."
--Araks Yeramyan, fashion designer
"Lucianne Tonti clearly has a bone-deep understanding of why humans have always loved fashion: Because it makes us feel good. This book returns us to the origins of our passion for well-crafted fabrics that elevate our lives to art."
--Alden Wicker, sustainable fashion journalist, founder of EcoCult
"The earth is the beginning and the end for all textile materials -- it's time we started dressing like it."
--Kate Fletcher, Professor of Design and Sustainability at the Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen
"Each chapter deep dives into the history, present and possible future of a different natural fibre. Together they form a tapestry of possibilities for mending a broken industry. For those working in the rag trade it is essential reading; for everyone else, the book is a well-taught lesson in the true cost (and value) of clothing." -- "The Guardian"
"In prose as stylish as her fashion sense, Lucianne Tonti shows how a combination of love of clothes and love of nature can 'subvert the take-make-waste model that is driving fashion's enormous environmental footprint'."-- "The Sydney Morning Herald"
"An optimistic reminder that what we wear is not only deeply personal, but can also provide us with a deeper connection to nature and craftsmanship."
--Megan Meiklejohn, sustainability expert, formerly with EILEEN FISHER, INC and Ralph Lauren
"The prose is rich and compelling. It blends bits of personal narrative--such as discussing beloved garments--with broader stories of fiber and textile production and the cultures and artisans behind what people wear. The voice is smooth and inviting, devoid of judgment and full of wonder, making it both informative and delightful to read. The book has elegant diction and imagery, as of "a shirt made of flowers," that infuse its ideas with beauty and purpose."-- "Forword Reviews"