5 Books To Read & Short Movies To Watch On Sustainability

by Shuffling Suitcases on July 19, 2020


Hope quarantine is treating you well.

Since we all are stuck at home with limited resources and not much to do; we thought we would use this time to educate/ introduce you, a little bit more about sustainability while keeping you entertained. Presenting a list of a few interesting short films to watch and books to read on sustainability, fast fashion that will help you come out of this lockdown enlightened and more responsible.

Go ahead, take a step towards sustainability.

Movies to watch:

  1. The True Cost
Available on True Cost, Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Prime.

  1. Unravel
Available on Youtube

  1. The Machinists 
Available on Youtube

  1. Minimalism
Available on Netflix.

  1. River Blue
Available on Youtube, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play

Books to read:

  • Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost Of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline

The work evaluates the costs of low priced clothing while tracing the author's own transformation to a conscientious shopper, a journey during which she visited a garment factory, learned to resole shoes, and shopped for local, sustainable clothing.


  • Naked Fashion: The Sustainable Fashion Revolution by Safia Minney
  • Fashion invites you to join the movement of consumers, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals who are using their purchasing power, talents, and experience to make fashion more sustainable.

  • To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out The World by Lucy Siegle

  • An expose on the fashion industry written by the Observer's 'Ethical Living' columnist, examining the inhumane and environmentally devastating story behind the clothes we so casually buy and wear. Coming at a time when the global financial crisis and contracting of consumer spending is ushering in a new epoch for the fashion industry, To Die For offers a very plausible vision of how green could really be the new black.
    • Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went From Sunday Best To Fast Fashion by Clare

    "Who makes your clothes? This used to be an easy question to answer: it was the seamstress next door, or the tailor on the high street – or you made them yourself. Today we rarely know the origins of the clothes hanging in our closets. The local shoemaker, dressmaker and milliner are long gone, replaced by a globalised fashion industry worth $1.5 trillion a year."

    • Press Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion by Tansy E Hoskins

    Stitched Up delves into the alluring world of fashion to reveal what is behind the clothes we wear. Moving between Karl Lagerfeld and Karl Marx, the book explores consumerism, class and advertising to reveal the interests which benefit from exploitation.

    Hope you make every day of the quarantine count!