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Nisolo: The Shoemaker’s Process

September 26, 2015

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Nisolo currently employs over 50 people, sustaining the jobs of craftspeople in Peru and preserving a creative skill set passed down from generations.

Summer Update: MIA at a Dude Ranch

August 18, 2014

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Howdy Partners! It’s been slow around these blog parts for some months now… All the while, things in real life have been kicking up some dust. Quite literally, actually. I took the summer as a reprieve from the city to work on a dude ranch. I’m writing you from my Colorado cabin now, surrounded by […]

LYDALI: Valuing Beauty, Preserving Local Craft

June 6, 2013

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Spearheaded by San Francisco-based friends Lydia Harter and Ali Price, Lydali is an online store that offers a curated selection of one-of-a-kind goods including jewelry, accessories, and housewares. Featuring brands like Proud Mary and Raven + Lily, Lydali works with artisan cooperatives and companies in 25 different countries. Each ethically produced item has a story that contributes […]

Jewelry that Makes Love, Redeems War

February 8, 2013

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Shopanthropic represents a network of artisans world-wide and helps people in underprivileged communities gain new opportunities for employment. Consequently, home-based artisans in Cambodia have been gaining professional training and skills to create a small collection of fashion accessories. What’s interesting about this group of artisans in Cambodia is not just what they are gaining from a […]

Kate Henri Jewelry Designs

May 1, 2012

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Quirky casual jewelry with slow fashion values Robyn Berg’s new line of jewelry combines exotic colors and textures, a vintage sensibility, and offers just the right amount of quirkiness. This eclectic and well-traveled designer focuses on creating pieces that are informed by place and culture, whether indigenous or simply her own upbringing, and she does […]

RAW: Madison’s New Indie Arts Network

March 3, 2012

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This past month, RAW — an independent arts organization that operates in over 21 cities across the U.S. — put their grassroots down in Madison, Wis. I attended their first launch event, entitled “Activate,” to get a glimpse of their mission in action: spurring on local talent and cultivating creativity. The vibe? Cirque du Soleil of the underground. […]

NYFW: M. Patmos

February 19, 2012

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I felt the pulse of New York Fashion Week from around the web as it concluded this past week and took note of fall/winter 2012 previews that caught my attention on two levels: 1) Aesthetic impact and 2) Sustainable design solutions (no matter how small). [This is Part 3 in a series of short reviews. See Part 1 […]

NYFW: Gretchen Jones

February 19, 2012

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I felt the pulse of New York Fashion Week from around the web as it concluded this past week and took note of fall/winter 2012 previews that caught my attention on two levels: 1) Aesthetic impact and 2) Sustainable design solutions (no matter how small). [This is Part 2 in a series of short reviews. See Part 1.] Gretchen […]

Africa Glitz ‘n’ Graphics

January 7, 2012

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 Polished surfaces and graphic African prints bring home a fresh aesthetic in these 15 socially conscious finds By paying homage to tradition and building new models of sustainable development, these ethical fashion brands stand amongst those on the forefront of high style and high social impact for Africa. Adjoa Osei‘s Adapt Collection is an eight piece, limited […]