This week, we recommend a selection of books by some of the speakers who spoke at the recent Lush Summit, and books that explore the Summit’s themes.
To My Trans Sisters by Charlie Craggs
This inspirational collection of letters written by successful trans women shares the lessons they learnt on their journeys to womanhood, celebrating their achievements and empowering the next generation to become who they truly are.
Charlie was in conversation with Lush’s Olivia Graham recently at the Lush Summit
Slave to Fashion by Safia Minney
This book brings you the stories of men, women and children caught in slavery, making the clothes sold on the high street, in Europe and the developing world.
The book will also profile best practice of brands and designers within the fashion industry to prove that slave-free fashion is achievable and fashion can be used to empower workers - whilst creating beautiful, competitive and accessible fashion.
Blockchain Revolution by Alex & Don Tapscott
Blockchain is the ingeniously simple technology that powers Bitcoin, and this book explains why this technology will fundamentally change our lives.
In Blockchain Revolution, Don and Alex Tapscott reveal how this game-changing technology will shape the future of the world economy, dramatically improving everything from healthcare records to online voting, and from insurance claims to artist royalty payments.
Drawdown by Paul Hawken
Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. This book gathers a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research, and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. What was uncovered is a path forward that can roll back global warming within thirty years.
It shows that humanity has the means at hand. Nothing new needs to be invented. So what are we waiting for?
Outfoxed Again by Mike Huskisson
This self-published book details Mike Huskisson’s campaigning from 1984 to 2005 – a radical period in terms of campaigning and investigative strategies. It tells of the work of the Animal Cruelty Investigation Group and the work of Mike’s colleagues.
It was Huskisson’s work (with others) on numerous front lines which,brought the nightmare realities of hunting with hounds and other bloodsports especially to people’s attention, achieving social, political and animal welfare changes during these years.
Rebel Voices by Louise Kay Stewart & Eve Louise Knight
Rule Breakers. Risk Takers. Rebel Women. Law Makers. This book celebrates women who have stood up, spoken out and stuck together to battle inequality and win the vote. Rebel Voices is a beautifully illustrated summary of the history of women's suffrage around the world.
Louise & Eve spoke about their work alongside authors Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Sally Nicholls, Patrice Lawrence and host Anna James at the Lush Summit