Library List

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Emotionally Durable Design: Objects, Experiences and Empathy

By Jonathan Chapman

Second Edition 2015

Why has our society embraced a throw away culture?  In this book, Jonathan Chapman explores our temporary relationships with objects, the speed of our consumption and quickly accumulating wast.  He proposes that with smart responsible design, we may be able to create resilient, long lasting relationships with products.

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The True Cost

Directed by Andrew Morgan

2015

Fast fashion has changed the way we consume clothing, but the effects can be felt far beyond our closets.  This documentary explores the environmental, social and psychological effects of fast fashion on those who produce it, from the crippling debt of cotton farmers to the tons of textile waste in landfills. The film asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

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American Fashion Podcast

Hosted by Charles Beckwith and Cathy Schepis

Weekly Podcast

Long-form interviews with designers and industry insiders into how the fashion industry really works, with a strong focus on ethical and sustainable fashion topics.

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