TED Book List

Our list of key text books is ever expanding as the subject area evolves. The list is divided using the TED's TEN sub headings along with other key headings. This list does not include journal articles or reports, which can be found in the Resource Sheets.

Sustainable Fashion & Textile Design

Hoskins T. E. (2014), Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion, Pluto Press
Gwilt A. and Rissanen T. (2011), Shaping Sustainable Fashion: changing the way we make and use clothes, London: Earthscan
Bennie F., Gazibara I. and Murray V. (2010), Fashion Futures, London: Forum for the Future
Black S. (2008), Eco-Chic: the Fashion Paradox, London: Blackdog Publishing
Fletcher K. (2008), Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: design journeys, London: Earthscan
Hethorn J. and Ulasewicz C. (2008), Sustainable fashion - why now? A conversation exploring issues, practices, and possibilities, Oxford: Berg
Draper S., Murray V. and Weissbrod I. (2007), Fashioning Sustainability: a Review of the Sustainability Impacts on the Clothing Industry, London: Forum for the Future
Allwood J.M., Bocken N., Laursen S. E. and Malvido de Rodriguez C. (2006), Well Dressed? The Present & Future Sustainability of Clothing & Textiles in the UK, Cambridge: University of Cambridge, Sustainable Manufacturing Group, Institute for Manufacturing
Sustainable Solution Design Association (2002), Guidelines: a Handbook on the Environment for the Fashion and Textile Industry Denmark, Denmark: Sustainable Solution Design Association

Sustainable Design

Shedroff N. (2009), Design is the Problem: the Future of Design must be Sustainable, USA: Rosenfeld
Thorpe A. (2007), The Designers Atlas of Sustainability, UK: Island Press
Chapman J. and Gant N. (2007), Designers, Visionaries & Other Stories: a Collection of Sustainable Design Essays, Earthscan
Walker S. (2006), Sustainable by Design: Explorations in Theory & Practice, UK: Earthscan
Bakker C. and Van Hinte E. (1999), Trespassers: Inspirations for eco-efficient design, Rotterdam: 010 Publishers
Benyus J.M. (1998), Biomimicry; Innovation Inspired by Nature, US: Morrow
Papenek V. (1984), Design for the Real World, UK: Thames & Hudson

Sustainability/Post growth economics

Jones V., McKibben B. and Steffen A. (2011), Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century , New York: Abrams
Jackson T. (2009), Prosperity wihout Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet, UK: Earthscan
Hawken P. (1999), Natural Capitalism, UK: Earthscan


Blackburn R. S., Copeland J. E. , Harwood J., Horne M., Laybourn S. R. , Stott E. and Turley D. B. (2009), The role and business case for existing and emerging fibres in sustainable clothing, London: Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Hibbert R. (2004), Textile Innovation: interactive, contemporary and traditional materials, London: Line
Myers D. and Stolton S. (1999), Organic cotton: from field to final product, UK: Intermediate Technology
Manzini E. (1989), The Material of Invention: Materials and Design, Cambridge, Ma.: MIT Press

Minimize Waste

Bartlett N., Mc Gill I. and Morley N. (2009), Maximising the Reuse and Recycling of UK Clothing & textiles, UK: Oakdene Hollins
Clark H. and Palmer A. (2004), Old Clothes, New Looks: second-hand fashion, Oxford: Berg
Murray R. (2002), Zero Waste, UK: Greenpeace Trust

Design for Recycling / Upcycling

Hawley J., ‘Textile Recycling Options: Exploring What Could Be’, in: Gwilt A. and Rissanen T. (2011), Shaping Sustainable Fashion: changing the way we make and use clothes, London: Earthscan
Hawley J., ‘Understanding & improving textile recycling: a system perspective’, in: Blackburn R. (2009), Sustainable Textiles: Lifecycle and Environmental Impact, UK: Woodhead
Braungart M. and McDonough M. (2002), Cradle to Cradle: Rethinking the Way we Make Things, USA: North Point Press

Reduce Chemical Impact

Flint I. (2008), Eco Colour: Environmentally Sustainable Dyes, UK: Murdoch Books
Horrocks H. and Miraftab M. (2007), The way forward for sustainable development in textiles, UK: Woodhead
Slater K. (2003), Environmental impact of textiles: production, processes and protection, Cambridge: Woodhead

Reduce Energy and Water Use

Dombek-Keith K. and Loker S., ‘Sustainable Clothing Care by Design’, in: Gwilt A. and Rissanen T. (2011), Shaping Sustainable Fashion: changing the way we make and use clothes, London: Earthscan
Bain J., Beton A., Dowling M., Holdway R., Mudgal S., Owens J. and Schultze A. (2009), Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Clothing Cleaning, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Fletcher K., ‘Use Matters’, in: Fletcher K. (2008), Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: design journeys, London: Earthscan

Explore Clean / Better Technologies

Quinn B. (2009), Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge, UK: Lawrence King Publishing
Seymour S. (2008), Fashionable Technology: the intersection of design, fashion, science and technology, Wien: Springer
Lee S. (2005), Fashioning the Future: Tomorrow's wardrobe, UK: Thames & Hudson
Braddock-Clarke S. and O'Mahony M. (2005), Techno Textiles 2: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design, UK: Thames & Hudson

Look Back to Look Forward

Rissanen T., ‘Designing Endurance’, in: Gwilt A. and Rissanen T. (2010), Shaping Sustainable Fashion: changing the way we make and use clothes, London: Earthscan
Brand S. (2000), The Clock Of The Long Now: Time And Responsibility, UK: Phoenix

Consider Ethical and Fair-Trade Production

Dickson M., Eckman M. and Loker L. (2009), Social Responsability in the Global Apparel Industry, UK: Berg
Synder R. (2008), Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade, NY: WW Norton & Co
Livingstone J. and Ploof J. (2007), The Object of Labor: art, cloth, and cultural production, Cambridge, Ma.: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Press
Rivoli P. (2005), The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy, Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley
Webster K. (2002), The Real Prize of Cotton, UK: NEAD
Klein N. (2001), No Logo: No Space, No Jobs, No Choice, No Jobs, London: Flamingo

Replace the Need to Consume

Botsman R. and Rogers R. (2011), What's Mine Is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing The Way We Live, UK: Harper Collins
Cooper T. (2010), Longer Lasting Products: Alternatives to the Throwaway Society, UK: Ashgate
Littler J. (2009), Radical Consumption: Shopping for change in contemporary culture, UK: Open University Press
Bauman Z. (2008), Does Ethics have a Chance in a World of Consumers?, Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press
Jackson T. (2006), The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Consumption, London: Earthscan
Jegou F. and Manzini E. (2003), Sustainable Everyday: scenarios for urban life in Milan, Edizioni Ambiente
Schor J. and Taylor B. (2003), Sustainable Planet; Solutions for the 21st Century, US: Beacon Press
Barthes R. (1983), The Fashion System, Farrar: Straus & Giroux
Baudrillard J. (1970), The Consumer Society: Myths and Structures, Theory, Culture, and Society, London: Sage Publishers

Slow Fashion, Slow living, Well-being

Cataldi C., Dickson M. and Grover C. (2010), Slow Fashion: Tailoring a Strategic Industry Approcach to Sustainabilty, Sweden: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Honoré C. (2005), In Praise of Slow: How a World Wide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed, London: Orion
Chapman J. (2005), Emotionally Durable Design: Objects, Experiences & Empathy, London: Earthscan
Van Hinte E. (2004), Eternally Yours: Time in Design , Rotterdam: 010 Publishers

Craft, Craftism, DIY

Crawford M. (2010), The Case for Working with your Hands: or Why Office Work is Bad for You and Making Things Feels Good, UK: Viking
Senett R. (2008), The Craftsman, London: Allen Lane
Dormer P. (1997), The Culture of Craft: Status and future, Manchester: Manchester University Press

Dematerialize and Develop Systems & Services

Fletcher K., ‘Systems change for sustainabilty in textiles’, in: Blackburn R. S. (2009), Sustainable Textiles: Lifecycle and Environmental Impact, UK: Woodhead
Manzini E. (2008), Collaborative Services: Social Innovation and design for sustainability, Milano: Polidesign
Thakara J. (2005), In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World, USA: MIT Press
Manzini E. and Vezzoli C. (2002), Product-Service Systems and Sustainability: Opportunities for Sustainable Solutions, Paris: Unep Publishers

Experience Design, Co-Design

Evers L., Klaasen R., Troxler P. and Van Abel B. (2011), Open Design Now, Amsterdam: BIS Publishers
Moggridge B. (2007), Designing Interactions, US: MIT Publishing
Fuad-Luke A., ‘Redefining the Purpose of (Sustainable) Design: Enter the Design Enablers, Catalysts in Co-Design’, in: Chapman J. and Gant N. (2007), Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories: a Collection of Sustainable Design, London: Earthscan
Gilmore J. and Joseph Pine B. (1999), The Experience Economy: Work is Theatre and Every Stage a Business, US: Harvard Business School Press

Design Activism

Brown T. (2009), Change by Design: How Design Activism Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation, New York: Harper Business
Fuad-Luke A. (2009), Design Activism: Beautiful Strangeness for a Sustainable World, London: Earthscan
Campbell E. (2009), You Know More Than You Think You Do: Design as a Resourcefulness and Self Reliance, London: Royal Society of the Arts (RSA)

Networked Society, business/marketing

Anderson C. (2009), Free: The Future of a Radical Price, New York: Hyperion
Leadbeater C. (2007), We Think: Mass Collaboration, not Mass Production, UK: Profile Books
Anderson C. (2006), The Long Tail: How Endless Choice is Creating Unlimited Demand, UK: Random House

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