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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 […]

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 […]

New Initiative: Forgotten Socks

February 16, 2013

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The new Forgotten Socks initiative teaches Congo widows how to knit, an action that remembers those in need of opportunity. I shared about some mean custom tees when I first profiled Forgotten Shirts over here. Since then, their work creating jobs in Uganda and Minneapolis for farmers and textile workers has expanded. They’ve now taken on another knit essential: […]

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 […]

Clean by Design

December 29, 2012

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Photo Of Jian River in Luoyang, China taken December, 2011 via Forbes The industrial giant known to man as China produces a staggering 65% of the world’s clothing. But what gets discarded and washed away is even more jaw dropping. According to Linda Greer, Program Director of Clean by Design, there is a phrase that goes: […]

My Trash…Africa’s Treasure? Not Likely.

August 31, 2012

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This is part 3 in a blog series exploring our wardrobe and our lifestyle: who makes our clothes, where our clothes come from, and why a struggle for quality over convenience might just change our outlook on life and the world around us. Read part 1 and 2. Photo credit: James Greenfield via Flickr. It’s easy […]

Back to the Future of ‘Fast Fashion’

August 24, 2012

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This is part 2 in a blog series exploring our wardrobe and our lifestyle: who makes our clothes, where our clothes come from, and why a struggle for quality over convenience might just change our outlook on life and the world around us. We took a flashback to the 1960s to get a glimpse of our disposable […]

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 […]

Heart and Sole: Oliberté SS12

June 4, 2012

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Oliberté, a name combining “Oh” (a tribute to founder Tal Dehtiar’s Canadian roots) and “liberty,” is a made-in-Africa footwear brand that started in 2009. Conveniently enough, Fashion At Liberty’s own guest contributor, Anna Harmon, happens to be Brand and Outreach Coordinator for Oliberté, and she’s recently returned from a trip to Africa capturing their products […]