There are so many things that YOU have the power to do as a consumer. You just have to be more aware about where you products come from. Take a look at the label. If you're thinking that you're getting a deal by buying an item of clothing for $10 made from Bangladesh or other Asian, African or Latin American countries, you're not. Labor is less than 1% of the cost. Take a little time to think about the impact you are able to have on the lives of the garment workers just by the choices you make.Read More
The Made in America Collaboration is a stockpile of photographs, which highlight garments produced by local craftspeople. This collaboration was established to further unify companies that promote American made products, and believe in domestic ingenuity. Through the generosity of five independent clothing brands we outfitted our model entirely in American made apparel. As a result, this lookbook accentuates the unsurpassed quality of American products, while also demonstrating each company’s allegiance to support alike organizations. We feel privileged to have hosted such an event, and believe this shoot proves that Made in America is stronger now than ever before.Read More
In two-seconds my life flashed before me. I watched an 18 wheeler semi truck crash into my car head-on as I was facing interstate traffic. I could have been killed last Sunday night around 8:30. That thought horrified me but also empowered me in so many ways.
I couldn’t even begin to process the emotions that were hitting my brain right now. The car hydroplaned, I wasn’t going fast at all…and suddenly I feel my tires not cooperating with how I was steering the wheel. And I lose control. As I was trying to get into the shoulder, the car was doing the exact opposite. I ended up in three lanes of interstate traffic. I know at least two cars hit me, which sent me spinning. But then I was faced head on with an 18 wheeler truck. I knew it was going to hit me, but I had NO CONTROL over the location. My life flashed before my eyes as I watched it come towards me around 40 to 50 miles per hour. “This was it, I’m done,” I thought. The truck hit the front passenger side of the car sending my car to the extreme left lane of traffic. And there I was sitting in my car, watching the smoke coming out of the hood shaking, shocked, confused and bewildered. How did I just survive this?
Last week Mor Aframian spent a couple of hours in the studio with Kim Kirchstein of Leopold Designs and learned more about batiking silk scarves. Read More
Sisters Betsy and Emily Nunez are the latest success story for this model. (And by success, I mean they hit it out of the park). This month, they launched a Kickstarter campaign to introduce a line of repurposed products (iPhone sleeves, iPad cases, tote bags) under their new label Sword & Plough.Read More
Yesterday I had a chance to do something I've been hoping to experience for a while -- spend some one-on-one time with Oami Powers, the designer behind Judah Ross! I knew I was going to enjoy every moment I spent with her when I rode up the driveway and noticed these beautifully bright azaleas.Read More
As awareness of our planet’s finite resources grows, so do the opportunities for textile entrepreneurs and designers to contribute new ideas and practical solutions to textile waste problems. Redress’s inaugural textile conference covered a wide breadth of issues—from fast fashion and supply chain to sustainable textile production and use of natural dyes.Read More
Happy Tax Day! Here's something to brighten your Monday!