Sustainable Fashion explores fashion ethics and sustainability issues of the past, present and future. This book is the first to situate today's eco-fashion movement in its multifaceted historical context, investigating the relationship between fashion and the environment as far back as the early nineteenth century.
The edited volume,Teaching Fashion Studies, offers practical exercises and assignments related to teaching fashion across many disciplines.
The Hidden History of American Fashion is a collection of essays focusing on women designers in America, many of whom have been largely forgotten. “Chic for Children” discusses Helen Lee and Suzanne Godart, two of the mid-twentieth century’s most prolific and influential children’s wear designers.
Florence Eiseman: Designing Childhood for the American Century accompanied an exhibition of the same name, with essays exploring the influence of Milwaukee-based children’s wear designer, Florence Eiseman. The essay “The Florence Eiseman Fashion Legacy” explains the style and status the designer brought to mid-twentieth-century children’s wear.
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The short essay “Double Knits: Mid-Twentieth Century Mother-Daughter Sweaters” supplements the fascinating history of sweaters with a discussion of matching sweater trends for mid-twentieth-century mothers and daughters.