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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: […]

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: […]

All About Denim: Nicholas Schmidt USA

September 23, 2012

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Without the presence of a cotton twill, fondly coined “blue jean” in 1873, American sportswear as we know it today might well have developed into something quite the contrary. For the sake of this post (and as a little mental exercise on my part), I’ve tried to envision a denim-less scenario that doesn’t leave me […]

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 […]

NYFW: Costello Tagliapietra

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 1 in a series of short reviews.] Costello Tagliapietra Features […]

Proud Mary Has An Eye for Tie-Dye

November 21, 2011

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Proud Mary was one of the first socially conscious fashion businesses I developed a crush on, with owner and founder Harper Poe’s great mission and killer taste in textiles. So when FAL started discussing a prints post, I couldn’t think of anyone better to provide some insight than Harper herself. And she whipped up this […]

Conscious Custom T-shirts

October 14, 2011

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If you’re looking for the perfect custom t-shirt provider/printer, here’s one that I think you’re going to love! After speaking with Steve Conrad of Forgotten Shirts the other day and receiving my first little tee in the mail, I’m loving the impact this brand is making both on a local and global scale. Based out of Minneapolis, […]