Now that the world is slowing down, people are gaining more time for themselves. So why not accquire or rediscover one of the biggest pleasures in life? Read! Here at Thidols we look at books as true gems of wisdom. We are putting together a library of what we call “books for responsible brands and costumers who want to change the world”. Take these suggestions for yourself and take this time of isolation to create a new social aware in terms of environment, fashion, business and lifestyle.
“Let my people go surfing. The Education of a Reluctant Businessman”, by Ivon Chouinard
Written by Patagonia’s founder, it provides amazing lessons by a successful entrepreneur that challenged capitalist system and chose to go slow and create a meaningful business.
“Overdressed. The shockingly cost of cheap fashion”, by Elizabeth L. Cline
Do we really need 25 jeans and 36 pair of shoes and 12 purses in our closets? How can a t-shirt be cheaper than a cup of coffee? This book is a must read to everyone, detailing how fast fashion industry works and explaining the role of social media in playing with our insecurities.
“To die for. Is fashion wearing out the world?”, by Lucy Siegle
But no, just avoiding fast fashion isn’t the solution. This book shows how your super “it bag” and “designer dress” are made. And the cost of all the industry in the world. At the same time, it provides new ideas and new solutions for responsible fashion brands.
“Cradle to cradle. Re-making the way we make things”, by Michael Braungart and William McDonough
Yes, a brand can be sustainable and ecofriendly and, at the same time, have a huge growth and success. This book shows that it just takes a creative look into things.
“Thrive. The third metric to redifining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder”, by Arianna Huffington
Last but not least, what is your definition of success? Is it power and money or having a balanced life, respecting yourself and your surroundings? This book shows a new approach for successful businesspeople. It doesn’t matter how much money you have if you can’t take time to play with your children.