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Thread Documentary Pulls Back the Fashion Curtain to Reveal the Facts

February 17, 2013

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The future of fashion demands sustainability Environmental impact of the clothing we wear beckons our attention. With the textile industry being one of the two largest polluters in the world and the biggest polluter of water, the need for brands to take responsibility cannot be denied. In Thread Documentary, a film set to release in 2014, producer […]

Apolis + Sophia Bush: Exclusive Market Bag Launch

June 7, 2012

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Guests gathered in Apolis Common Gallery at 806 East 3rd Street in Los Angeles on June 5 for the debut of an exclusive market bag designed by actress and activist Sophia Bush While natural light, new faces, and oh-so tasty hors d’oeuvres and drinks from FarmShop and Handsome bounced about the space, I took my time […]

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. […]

Waging Liberty in D.R. Congo

November 5, 2011

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Just a bunch of passionate young people, videographers, musicians, artists, you name it, working on some crazy cool stuff to help out a war-torn nation Invisible Children, along with the help of local community leaders in D.R. Congo, is building an Early Warning Radio Network to broadcast information about the LRA’s movement and warn of possible […]

Global Fashion Victims

September 21, 2011

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Allison Joyce shares her take on the global fashion scene after documenting multiple factories in Bangladesh where workers sandblast denim for designer labels. If you’ve followed the Killer Jeans campaign against sandblasting at all, you’ve probably run into a few striking photographs from a small plant in southern Bangladesh taken by New York based photojournalist, Allison Joyce. The photos […]

Edun FW11 + Vision for Africa

September 15, 2011

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Edun for Africa The Edun fashion brand faced its fair share of hurdles after well noted founders, Ali Hewson and husband Bono, kicked things off in 2005. The video above shares Edun’s vision for the African continent and their ambition to revamp economy and livelihoods by increasing local business and trade. Considering their initial brand roots, it […]

Happy Labor {of Love} Day

September 5, 2011

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I’m as guilty as any when it comes to the occasional quick fix of clothing and accessories on the big box retail scene. But, I’m also fed up with buying things that have to be put to rest 12 months (if I’m lucky) down the road! Consequently, I’m convinced that there’s a better way to replenish […]

Bombolulu Workshops in Kenya

August 25, 2011

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Bombolulu Workshops in Kenya provide opportunity for disabled community members, the blind and deaf, through traditional craft and industry.  Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Center is a non-profit organization developed in Mombasa, Kenya in 1969 that offers training, shelter, and employment to African citizens with disabilities. Their employees are trained in many artisan handicrafts including leather work, sewing and […]

Farm to Fashion, Part 2

August 11, 2011

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This post is a continuation of Farm to Fashion, Part 1, which touched on the importance of organic cotton cultivation in the fashion industry and introduced a new model of farming developed by husband-and-wife duo, Mani and Vijayalakshmi (below). Their company Appachi Cotton and brand Ethicus are forerunners for ethical fashion in India. This trail blazing team […]