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Second Skin

Choosing and Caring for Textiles and Clothing

By India Flint

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Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: AUS, 01 July 2011
Almost from the moment of our birth, clothing acts as our second skin, yet we rarely consider where our clothes have come from and the effects they might have on the environment and ourselves. This heartfelt, practical and topical book is about easily achievable ways in which we can care for our planet by living simpler lives and using fewer resources, specifically those to do with cloth and clothing. Beautifully photographed and illustrated by the author, it presents information and inspiration on selecting, acquiring, wearing, caring for, making and repurposing textiles and clothing. The materials and tools used are easily found or made in the average home and garden.
EAN: 9781741967210
ISBN: 174196721X
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Dimensions: 27.18 x 22.61 x 2.79 centimetres (1.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

About the Author

Costumier, artist and writer India Flint's works are represented in collections and museums in Germany, Latvia and Australia. She now lives on a farm in rural South Australia, researching plant dyes and breeding sheep. India also manages a textile practice embracing theatre, art and fashion and produces a range of salvage clothing under the label 'prophet of bloom'.

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"One of the most elegantly designed crafts books to debut this year ... there s much valuable information on every page, in every illustration, throughout each chapter ... an excellent source." "Booklist" starred review of "Eco Colour"

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