Second skin : choosing and caring for textiles and clothing

by Flint, India.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q GT521.F49 2011x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Oversize
Call Number  q GT521.F49 2011x
Almost from the moment of our birth, clothing acts as our second skin, yet we rarely consider where our clothes come from, or the effects they might have on the environment. This beautifully photographed is about easily achievable ways to care for the planet by living a little simpler regarding cloth and clothing.

Get a handle on how cloth consumption affects nature on a larger scale. Look at what textiles are really made from, and examine their properties with an emphasis on those derived from natural sources.

In no time you'll have the tools to make informed choices regarding clothing--including deciding how much clothing a person really needs.

Second Skin also covers how to mend and maintain clothing, re-purpose fashion, dye clothing, and when all else fails, what it takes to patch, piece, and felt.
Additional Information
Subjects Clothing and dress -- Environmental aspects.
Textile fabrics -- Environmental aspects.
Textile fabrics -- Recycling.
Fashion -- Environmental aspects.
Clothing and dress -- Social aspects.
Dressmaking -- Environmental aspects.
Clothing and dress -- Care.
Clothing and dress -- Remaking.
Publisher Millers Point, NSW :Murdoch Books,2011
Language English
Description 286 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-277) and index.
ISBN 9781741967210 (hardcover)
174196721X (hardcover)
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