About Kate
Kate Black is the founder and publisher of Magnifeco.com

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  • How to Spend your Tax Refund: A Self Care Retreat on the Amalfi Coast

    By Kate | Travel

    Did you get a tax refund and want to splurge on some self care- vegan style? Vegan Chef, TV Host and Wellness Expert Leslie Durso has designed an amazing retreat that just might do the trick. Join her, Gaia Herbs founder Ric Scalzo and yoga instruc...


  • 10 Tips to Extending the Life of Everything in your Wardrobe

    By Kate | Living

    One of the aspects of sustainable fashion is to resist the urge to purge. To buy things you plan on keeping for a very, very long time and then actually keeping (and wearing) them. Or, as Vivienne Westwood so beautifully says, "Buy less. Choose wel...


  • Changemaker: Francisca Pineda

    By Kate | Changemaker

    Francisca Pineda was a typical New York designer, she loved her yoga, ate organic food, and had what she thought was a "health conscious life". It wasn't until a life altering event exposing her to the toxins in the very fashion products she designed...


  • Ask Kate: How Do I Avoid Working for 'The Devil'?

    By Kate | News

    Dear Kate - I'm about to graduate from fashion school and I can't find a job with an ethical fashion company. The only jobs I see are with bigger, unethical fashion brands. How do I avoid working for the devil? - LM, Los Angeles Dear LM, Congrat...


  • NOORISM: Old Denim as Sustainable Luxury

    By Kate | Women

    I am designing for the independent, strong woman who cares about the environment, loves denim, loves vintage, but wants high quality pieces that are special and will last a long time in her closet. -Noor Zakka That designer Noor Zakka graduated from...


  • Peggy Sue Collection: Transparent and Traceable Wows the Runway

    By Kate | Women

    A Fibershed is a geographical landscape that defines and gives boundaries to a natural textile resource base. Awareness of this bioregional designation engenders appreciation, connectivity, and sensitivity for the life-giving resources within our hom...


  • Toronto Fashion Week: 81lbs of Thrifted Clothing Refashioned

    By Kate | Women

    When IMG pulled the plug on Toronto's Women's Fashion Week, many thought it would be the demise of runway shows for Canada's fashionable city. Yet, without missing a step, the local fashion community rallied and this season a renewed TWFW is back on...


  • Mara Hoffman: Where Fashion Meets Feminism

    By Kate | Women

    With International Women's Day right around the corner, it's the perfect time to highlight the work of New York designer, #sheboss and women's empowerment supporter, Mara Hoffman. Growing up in a woman-dominated household (Hoffman has nine close fema...


  • Is Your Perfume or Cologne Affecting Your Fertility?

    By Kate | Beauty

    There is no easy way to say this: perfume and cologne stinks. It stinks because we spend a fortune (fragrance is a $36.6 billion business) for a small piece of luxury (the gilded bottle bearing the name of a luxury fashion house or celebrity) and the...