Bookshelf

My recommendations on food, recycling, design, vegetarianism/veganism and fashion.

 

‘Naked Fashion: The new sustainable fashion revolution’, Safia Minney

 

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Hard-hitting, colourful, easy to read (split into short one-page articles).

A must-have for anyone, of any age, that wears clothes.

Short articles are written by experts from every side of the fashion industry, from farmers in the third world, to shop owners and fairtrade champions, all the way to designers and photographers, including celebrities Emma Watson and Vivienne Westwood.

It was put together by the wonderful and inspirational Safia Minney, from the ethical fashion brand, People Tree.

Buy online:
People Tree shop
Amazon for example.

 

‘Green Chic & Gourmet: Las 150 recetas de culto del nuevo movimiento Bio’, Rebecca Leffler

 

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This book has everything you need to keep healthy at home.

The book is mainly recipes by season: primavera; verano; otono; invierno. Gluten free, lactose free, animal product free.

It also has morning yoga postures, homemade beauty remedies and which essentials and substitutes to keep in your cupboard.

The book was originally written in New York English – and retains its NYC chirpy attitude even when translated into Spanish. Good for learning bio/eco foodie vocab in Spanish too.

Buy in Madrid:
La Central
Casa del Libro

 

‘Estamos violando los derechos humanos de los pobres del mundo?’, Thomas Pogge

A book that questions the structures of our world and the role of citizens, like you and I.

Almost half of the people in our world live without their basic social and economic rights. The author argues that supranational structures play a decisive role in this outcome.

It could be argued therefore that citizens of developed countries, like the US, through their everyday lives, collectively violate the human rights of the poor.

In plain language, the supranational structures that the author talks about could refer to international trade, and how almost everything that we consume in our lives as citizens (food, products, fashion, technology) is utimately at the expense of the poor, due to these structures.

Buy in Madrid:
Casa del Libro