Fashion Forward

  • Pages:56
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:ethical clothing, sustainability, consumerism, fast fashion, STEM
  • Pub Date:03/15/2022
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:1110L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:X
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Fashion can be fun, but it can also hurt people, animals and the planet.

Fashion Forward: Striving for Sustainable Style goes behind the glitz and glamour to explore the social and environmental issues within the fashion industry. It looks at the history of fashion, from why humans started wearing clothes to the birth of consumerism to the explosion of fast fashion and fashion’s footprint. The book introduces readers to the innovative people, companies and organizations that are taking positive action on fashion. Kids will discover how to make ethical choices and become fashion heroes for the future. There are easy ways we can help transform the fashion industry and still look stylish at the same time!

“This book will inform and engage the middle school readers for whom it is written as well as younger and older readers looking for sustainable alternatives to fast fashion, and it will encourage all readers to make a difference by thinking critically before making clothing decisions. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“A comprehensive overview...Despite its small size, this book contains a wealth of information and will help young consumers better understand the 4 R's of ethical fashion: research, repurpose, repair, rent! Highly Recommended.”
– School Library Connection
“Encouraging...well organized…to help kickstart the journey to a conscious closet.”
– Booklist