Sustainable Fashion: Past, Present, and Future

Bloomsbury, 2015
Jennifer Farley Gordon and Colleen Hill

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.


Inspiration in the Past: Database Searches to Build Fashion History Knowledge

In H. Kent (Ed.), Teaching Fashion Studies
Bloomsbury, 2018
Sara B. Marcketti, Jennifer Farley Gordon, and Charity Calvin Armstead

The edited volume,Teaching Fashion Studies, offers practical exercises and assignments related to teaching fashion across many disciplines.

Helen Lee & Suzanne Godart: Chic for Children

In N. Deihl (Ed.), The Hidden History of American Fashion: Rediscovering 20th Century Women Designers
Bloomsbury, 2018
Jennifer Farley Gordon and Sara B. Marcketti

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.

The Florence Eiseman Fashion Legacy

In S.A. Carter (Ed.), Florence Eiseman: Designing Childhood for the American Century
The Museum of Wisconsin Art, 2017
Jennifer Farley Gordon

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.

Click here to download a copy of the exhibition catalogue courtesy of the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

Double Knits: Mid-Twentieth Century Mother-Daughter Sweaters

In J. Merrill, G. DeMeyere, K. Ben-Horin, The Sweater: A History
Schiffer Publishing, 2017
Jennifer Farley Gordon

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.