Fast fashion is taking its toll on the planet, on workers, and on our closets. For those seeking to live a more sustainable lifestyle, there’s a solution: slow fashion. Slow fashion covers everything from buying from smaller eco-conscious brands to thrifting to re-working your own existing clothes. The goal is to extend the life of your clothing as much as possible to minimize waste, and also to take a more ethical and thoughtful approach to consumption.
The books on this list are fantastic guides for those who want to take a more careful look at their closet, with tips for mending, sewing, preserving, and re-styling things you already own. Giving up fast fashion doesn’t mean giving up style. Check out these titles, and transform your old wardrobe into a brand new look.