The Dharma of Fashion: A Buddhist Approach to Our Life with Clothes (Hardcover)

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By Otto Von Busch, Josh Korda (Contribution by), Jesse Bercowetz (Illustrator)
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Our desires for fashion, our addiction to cheap clothes, our fixation on surface looks . . . can we find ways to make what we wear more positive? Here's a quirky, irreverent way to consider what's a more sustainable way to be with--and still enjoy--fashion. This little book shows that fashion isn't shallow but connects us to the depths of existence. Especially today, fashion can tell us something about life, and this series of meditations and conversations between fashion hacktivist von Busch and Buddhist teacher Josh Korda shows how a Buddhist perspective on fashion can help us engage with clothes in wiser ways. It may seem a Buddhist approach to fashion would be about denying fashion and living an ascetic life in dull robes. However, Buddhism can teach us to be more present and take more pleasure in fashion. With practice and reflection, we can live a wiser life with the consumption of clothes. Includes action exercises to help put ideas into practice in your life and closet.

About the Author

Otto von Busch, PhD (New York, NY), is an artist and designer examining how fashion can be a vehicle for social sustainability, peace, and justice. He is Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design in New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764358944
ISBN-10: 0764358944
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: February 28th, 2020
Pages: 96
Language: English