Second Skin: Choosing and Caring for Textiles and Clothing India Flint

ISBN: 9781741967210

Published: October 10th 2012

Hardcover

288 pages


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Second Skin: Choosing and Caring for Textiles and Clothing  by  India Flint

Second Skin: Choosing and Caring for Textiles and Clothing by India Flint
October 10th 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 288 pages | ISBN: 9781741967210 | 3.75 Mb

A beautiful, heartfelt, and practical resource full of information and inspiration on selecting, acquiring, wearing, caring for, making, and repurposing textiles and clothingAlmost from the moment of our birth, clothing acts as our second skin, yetMoreA beautiful, heartfelt, and practical resource full of information and inspiration on selecting, acquiring, wearing, caring for, making, and repurposing textiles and clothingAlmost from the moment of our birth, clothing acts as our second skin, yet we rarely consider where our clothes have come from and the effects they might have on the environment and ourselves.

This beautifully photographed and illustrated book is about easily achievable ways to care for the planet by living simpler lives and using fewer resources, specifically those to do with cloth and clothing. It discusses the role of cloth in how consumption affects the ecology- looks at what textiles are made from and examines their properties, with an emphasis on those derived from natural sources- and talks about how to make informed choices regarding clothing—including deciding how much clothing one really needs.

It also covers how to mend and maintain clothing, repurpose fashion, dyeing, and when all else fails, instructions for patching, piecing, felting, and twining. One gallery chapter is dedicated to clothing designers and artists who have made a practice of working with salvaged materials, including Natalie Chanin (Alabama), Jude Hill (Long Island), Christine Mauersberger (Cleveland), and Dorothy Caldwell (Hastings, Ontario).



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