Here at The Pier we are indebted to Pamela Ravasio, whose Shirahime blog is a favourite of ours. She's tenacious at finding decent books on the subject and making sure they get our attention.
The problem, as Pamela points out with the weary tone of someone that's seen it far too often, is that books on ethical fashion tend to only be available in their home market--an interesting phenomenon for a subject that is, at its core, concerned with the negative effects of globalisation.
With that in mind, I'd like to focus on a couple of books that are (or soon will be) available in the Pier's home market, the UK. Both are very worthy of your attention.
I think both books are great both as primers to the state of the ethical fashion world, and as an eye-opener into the practices and abuses that made it necessary. You could do worse than add them to your summer reading pile.
To Die For--Is Fashion Wearing Out The World? by Lucy Seigel is available now.
Overdressed: Responsible Shopping In The Age Of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline is released at the end of the month in the UK.