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The Books We Love


From conscious fashion to clean beauty, from healthy eating to social innovation and positive future visions - we've compiled a list of books that made our hearts sing and expanded our minds, and that we'd love to share with you. With every book, you purchase by following the links below, we receive a small commission from our affiliation partner Wordery:
Moonjuice cookbook
THE MOONJUICE COOKBOOK
The founder of L.A.'s hottest wellness boutique, Amanda Chantal Bacon, offers the ultimate resource for foodies looking to restore their health the natural way, using functional foods to create seriously healing drinks, snacks, and sweet treats.
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS
Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Economics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all of our futures. Can it be fixed? In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. En route, she deconstructs the character of ‘rational economic man’ and explains what really makes us tick. She reveals how an obsession with equilibrium has left economists helpless when facing the boom and bust of the real-world economy. She highlights the dangers of ignoring the role of energy and nature’s resources – and the far-reaching implications for economic growth when we take them into account. And in the process, she creates a new, cutting-edge economic model that is fit for the 21st century – one in which a doughnut-shaped compass points the way to human progress. Ambitious, radical and rigorously argued, Doughnut Economics promises to reframe and redraw the future of economics for a new generation.

‘The John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century.’ George Monbiot, Guardian

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The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

THE BEAUTY MYTH
By Naomi Wolf

Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma – how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading. In this shortened edition you will find the essence of Wolf’s groundbreaking book. It is a radical, gripping and frank exposé of the tyranny of the beauty myth, its oppressive function and the destructive obsession it engenders.

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Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys

SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND TEXTILES
Design Journeys

Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys continues to define the field of design in fashion and textiles. Arranged in two sections, the first four chapters represent key stages of the lifecycle: material cultivation/extraction, production, use and disposal. The remaining four chapters explore design approaches for altering the scale and nature of consumption, including service design, localism, speed and user involvement. While each chapter is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design. Design Journeys is the must-buy book for fashion and textiles professionals and students interested in sustainability.

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this changes everything

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Capitalism vs. the Climate

Naomi Klein's international bestseller This Changes Everything is a must-read on our future, one of the defining and most hopeful books of this era: We have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. We have been told it’s impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it—it just requires breaking every rule in the “free-market” playbook: reining in corporate power, rebuilding local economies, and reclaiming our democracies. We have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight for the next economy and against reckless extraction is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring. Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms, and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It’s about changing the world—before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe. Either we leap—or we sink.

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Small is beautiful

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
A Study of Economics as if People Mattered

Small is Beautiful is E. F. Schumacher's stimulating and controversial study of economics and its purpose. This remarkable book examines our modern economic system - its use of resources and impact on how we live - questioning whether they reflect what we truly care about. The revolutionary ideas are as pertinent, inspirational and thought-provoking today as when they were first published in 1973.

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A Simple Table

A SIMPLE TABLE
Recipes & Rituals For A Life In Balance

Grounded in the belief that 'less is more', A Simple Table is about a shared love for a natural, balanced and sustainable way of living, good food and drink, and the simple measures we can take to have a healthier body and mind. Chi and Natali's easy recipes are brimming with beautiful flavours and full of fresh, whole foods that provide energy for the challenges of modern life. Gently guiding you towards ingredients that nourish your body, nothing is 'forbidden'; rather their focus is on eating uncomplicated, healthy, natural food. In addition to the recipes, the book offers rituals that instil calm within a busy daily routine; from natural beauty and tips for sleeping to gentle movement, meditation and daily gratitude. Amid the pressures and demands of modern life, A Simple Table will encourage us to stay grounded. Feed your body and soul with this book designed for the way we live now.

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RAW CAKE

RAW CAKE
100 Beautiful, Nutritious and Indulgent Raw Sweets, Treats and Elixirs

The Hardihood was set up by long-time friends Leah Garwood-Gowers and Daisy Kristiansen to prove that eating healthy desserts does not mean compromising on taste or beauty. Their range of handcrafted raw confectionery feature on their popular Instagram feed and comprise all natural ingredients and are completely free from refined sugar, gluten, wheat, dairy, and soya.

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ADVANCED TEXTILES
For Health and Wellbeing

From medical implants to spacesuits, advanced textiles have the potential to transform human habitats and transportation, protect the environment and support personal health and well-being. This book explores and celebrates technological advances in fibres and fabrics, demonstrating their beauty and ingenuity.

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THE CURATED CLOSET
Discover Your Personal Style and Build Your Dream Wardrobe

Berlin-based style blogger Anuschka Rees will change your attitude and approach to clothes and shopping with her new minimal method. She rejects the clichéd fashion rules and instead encourages you to look in your wardrobe and at your life, as well as in the mirror. Using interactive prompts, infographic-style questionnaires and helpful check lists, all beautifully illustrated with photography and mood boards, create you own individual style guidelines that truly speak to you. A must-have guide that will help you discover and develop a strong sense of personal style.

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The Nature Of Beauty

THE NATURE OF BEAUTY
Organic Skincare, Botanical Beauty Rituals and Clean Cosmetics, by Imelda Burke

This honest, expert book will teach you how to recognise what your skin needs and how to buy the best products for you. It offers both time-honoured and modern techniques, tips and guidance for all ages, and showcases the powerful natural ingredients and brands that all beauty lovers should know about.
'[Imelda's book] is amazing' Emma Watson, IntoTheGloss.com

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Plenty More
PLENTY MORE
By Yotam Ottolenghi

Plenty More opens the window even further onto the ever-expanding world of vegetables, grains, and legumes. The focus on cooking methods – grilling, roasting, steaming, braising, mashing, baking and so forth – allows Yotam Ottolenghi to share his many and wonderful ways to cook and celebrate his most-loved ingredients. It’s a beautiful, bounteous and brilliant book.

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How Soon is Now

HOW SOON IS NOW?
From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation
Drawing on a huge range of resources and references Daniel Pinchbeck presents a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis - it is only when we see ourselves as one planetary tribe that this change can occur.