10 Books to Inspire Your Ethical Fashion Journey

Ready to ditch fast fashion in favor of more ethical choices? If you need some inspiration on how to get started shopping consciously, or want to be a more informed consumer, check out the following resources to guide you on your slow fashion journey.

Please add the books that you find empowering in the comments below!


Overdressed : The Shockingly High Cost of Fast Fashion

Elizabeth Cline

"Clothes could have more meaning and longevity if we think less about owning the latest or cheapest thing and develop more of a relationship with the things we wear."


We Are What We Wear: Unraveling Fast Fashion and the Collapse of Rana Plaza

Lucy Siegle

“The speed and price that define fast fashion, and which are so beloved by consumers, directly affect the garment workers of Savar. Where the consumer wants fast, the garment worker must work faster; where the consumer wants cheap, the garment worker must get paid less.”


Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe

Greta Eagan

"See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil. Wear no evil."


Slow Fashion: Aesthetics Meets Ethics

Safia Minney

“What is ethical fashion? It’s a confusing term. Sometimes it’s easier to define by what it isn’t – and unfortunately that is most of what can be found on the high street. Unethical fashion means very very little transparency, accountability and knowledge of the supply chain. It means demands of very quick lead times and production turnaround. It means producers played off against each other. It means a wage that doesn’t even afford the worker an adequate salary for two meals a day.”


Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion

Clare Press

"How often do we ask the questions: Who made my clothes? Where did they make them, how and from what? How is it possible that we can buy a brand new garment, even one bedazzled by hand with sequins, for less than the cost of a cooked breakfast?"


The Sustainable Fashion Handbook

Sandy Black


Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty

Kate Black


Fixing Fashion: Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes

Michael A. Lavergne


The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade

Pietra Rivoli


Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

Dana Thomas


  • Posted by silvia on

    Absolutely awesome post! I’m at a point where I’m looking to start investing my money in companies that produce sustainable, ethically sourced and manufactured clothes, and your books are spot on. Guess I know what’s going on my Audible next :)

    Silvia @MyStyle5.com

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