BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS

BOOKS WE LIKE - OUR READING LIST

A collection of thought provoking and inspiring books on our favourite topics; sustainability and what we can do to help.

BOOK 1
Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment (Hardback) Maxine Bedat (author)

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Founder Nick Reed has travelled the world during his career visiting both automated and artisan factories, sourcing products for various brands.

Nick says, ‘what always struck me and what is the most interesting is the people behind the product; where it was made, who made it, how it was transported and what happens to that garment post-consumer use’. This book is a story of the global economy and explains how consumers can fit in and help the planet with their decisions, starting by investigating the brands they are buying from. 

 

BOOK 2
How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything (Paperback) Mike Berners-Lee (author)

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Read this book to understand the carbon impact your day-to-day life choices are making - what you buy, do and order all come under scrutiny. Berners-Lee has written a book that breaks down this information in a way that we can all understand and forces you to think twice about the impact of your decision when making a purchase, booking a holiday etc. We all need to know the real impact of the things we do and this book makes it simpler and easier to understand.

 

BOOK 3
The Day the World Stops Shopping: How ending consumerism gives us a better life and a greener world (Hardback) J. B. MacKinnon (author)

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Black Friday and Christmas are examples of a time for over consumption and to shop like never before. This book helps explain the relationship with consumption and provides a vision of a future where happiness may not be fuelled by the 5 star hotel and the latest North Face coat. A global understanding of why we feel the need to ‘consume’ and what we can do to manage it.

 

BOOK 4
The Future We Choose (Paperback) Christiana Figueres (author), Tom Rivett-Carnac (author)

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A book of hope, that gives a right to be optimistic and an opportunity to change on how we think and can alter the way in which we do things.
Here at Neem we believe in individual action, if you’re going to buy new menswear buy from us, as we are carbon negative, if all of us bring our footprint down we will make a collective difference; this book is a solution for our times.

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