The Local Economy of Fashion is an alternative paradigm of economic growth for the fashion industry, one in which business decisions consider the rich interdependency of the industry and flow from a commitment to principles such as integrity and accountability. 

Here are some of the texts and thinkers that underpin this concept and breathe life into this vision.

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Deep Economy Bill McKibben

Deep Economy

Bill McKibben

Cool Rules: Anatomy of an Attitude Dick Pountain and David Robins

Cool Rules: Anatomy of an Attitude

Dick Pountain and David Robins

The Affluent Society John Kenneth Galbraith

The Affluent Society

John Kenneth Galbraith

Community: The Structure of Belonging  Peter Block

Community: The Structure of Belonging 

Peter Block


Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom bell hooks

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

bell hooks

Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model Ashley Mears

Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model

Ashley Mears

Aesthetic of the Cool: Afro-Atlantic Art and Music Robert Farris Thompson

Aesthetic of the Cool: Afro-Atlantic Art and Music

Robert Farris Thompson

Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change Kate Fletcher & Lynda Grose

Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change

Kate Fletcher & Lynda Grose


No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education Douglas Jacobsen & Rhonda Hustedt Jaconsen

No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education

Douglas Jacobsen & Rhonda Hustedt Jaconsen

Consuming Life Zygmunt Bauman

Consuming Life

Zygmunt Bauman

Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way we Make and Use Clothes Timo Rissanen & Allison Gwilt

Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way we Make and Use Clothes

Timo Rissanen & Allison Gwilt

The Conquest of CoolL Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism Thomas Frank

The Conquest of CoolL Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism

Thomas Frank