Educational Resources

At Quirky Lane we love to learn and we love to share. We've compiled a list of some of our favourite books, articles, shows and podcasts that keep us informed and inspired.



Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things By Michael Braungart and William McDonough

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys By Kate Fletcher

Craft of Use: Post-Growth Fashion By Kate Fletcher

Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change By Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose

Let My People Go Surfing By Yvon Chouinard

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? By Lucy Siegle

Turning the Tide on Plastic by Lucy Siegle 

Green is the New Black: How to Change the World with Style By Tamsin Blanchard

Shaping Sustainable FashionL Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes By Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen

Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion By Tansy Hoskins

Why Fashion Matters By Frances Corner

Design is the Problem: The Future of Design Must be Sustainable By Nathan Shedroff

The Sustainable Fashion Handbook By Sandy Black 



The Wardrobe Crisis 

Craftivism: Gentle Protest

Conscious Chatter

The Minimalists 

The Green Divas

Spirit of 608

Slow Your Home

A Sustainable Mind

Brown Girl Green

Good + Social

Green Dreamer

Shows & Documentaries:

The True Cost (2015)

Sustainable Fashion: How to Bring Sustainability Into the Apparel Industry (2013)

Sustainable Fashion is a Shared Responsibility (2013) 

River Blue (2016)

The Machinists (2013)

Minimalism (2015) 

Sweatshop - Deadly Fashion (2016)

The Next Black (2014)

Campaigns, Organisations & Platforms: 

Ethical Fashion Forum

Fashion Revolution 

Global Fashion Agenda

Clean Clothes 

Craftivist Collective

Compare Ethics

Supply Compass

Fair Trade Foundation

Environmental Justice Foundation 

World Fair Trade Organisation

Nordic Initiative, Clean and Ethical

Common Objective 

Labour Behind the Label

War on Want

Done Good


Centre for Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Fashion Positive

Ocean Conservancy

Cotton Campaign

The Sustainable Angle

CFDA Sustainability Resources