Dress [with] Sense: The Practical Guide to a Conscious Closet
Dress with Sense seeks to provide the reader with a lot of advice about buying, caring for, and disposing of clothing and accessories. The aim is to get consumers to purchase less, particularly regarding quantity, and instead encourage them to focus on quality. It also intends to educate consumers about where their clothes come from and how the process of creating, purchasing, and using affects the environment.
In general, I think it is a noble idea to do something good for the environment. So a book that seeks to show me ways to get more use out of my closet and how to use less and keep things longer is something I welcome. However, I found the advice in this book rather basic and at times repetitive. Since the target audience is likely to be those already converted to the idea of conservation, I think this book simply didn’t offer enough new resources and information that could help those consumers. Frankly, I couldn’t help feeling that Dress with Sense didn’t provide more than a bit of common sense. While there were some resources listed at the end of the book, I would have appreciated a lot more of them.
Thames & Hudson
Christina Dean • Sofia Tärneberg • Hannah Lane