Why beautiful clothes in natural fibres are the answer to fashion’s climate crisis
In this superbly written book, fashion insider Lucianne Tonti looks beyond sustainable fashion to a future remade by natural fibres. An exploratory dive into the art and industry of clothing and an ode to the possibilities in nature, Sundressed is an accessible, engaging and optimistic challenge to designers, farmers and business to think bigger.
If we grasp their potential, natural fabrics will revolutionise more than the way we dress. Regenerative farming of fibres like cotton, wool, flax and cashmere can restore biodiversity, soils and water cycles, making it possible to create beautiful clothes while improving the environment. Tonti introduces the farms and fashion houses that are changing the industry. She uncovers a growing hive of activity worldwide, from mulberry groves in China and cotton collectives in California to Mongolian goatherds and Australian sheep farmers.
Tonti’s extensive research in sustainability is interwoven with her insights and personal experiences in fashion houses internationally. With a designer’s eye for detail and an insider’s understanding of the market, Tonti shows us where our clothes come from and why it matters.
‘[Lucianne Tonti] proposes a tapestry of possibilities for mending a broken industry. This book has a message of hope for fashion lovers: the clothes made with the most care are also the most exquisite.’ —Alyx Gorman, lifestyle editor for The Guardian