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  • Chance to Own World's First Bioengineered Spider Silk Tie

    By Staff | Men

    Bioengineered spider silk might not sound very fashionable, but the resulting products are. If you've been following our Material Matters series, you know that innovations in textiles are having their moment. This week, tech and fashion colli...


  • 3 Reasons Why Craftsmanship in Fashion is a Good Thing for Women

    Presented by Nest

    As we celebrate International Women's Day, it's the ideal time to reflect on the role of craft in the lives of woman around the world. Next time you contemplate a purchase from a artisan or creative community, consider: Craftsmanship connects us...


  • 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...


  • Material Matter: The Functionality of Cork

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Cork is a natural material that gets most of its usage in wine bottles. A European company has found a way to integrate this material's functional properties into their high quality fabrics. Schoeller is a textile and technology company, based in...


  • Material Matter: Community Supported Cloth

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Transparency is a hot topic within the fashion industry, consumers are understanding the importance of knowing where their clothes actually come from. Now there is a new option for artisans to get non-toxic, regionally grown and woven textiles thr...


  • The American Politician's Daughter with Fashion Actually Made in the USA

    By Staff | Women

    While much of the news this week focused on Nordstrom dropping President Trump's daughter Ivanka's (not made in the US) eponymous line, not enough news was made about former VP Joe Biden's daughter's fashion launch. This week Ashley Biden, daughter...


  • IKEA to launch African design collection in new collaboration

    By Staff | Living

    IKEA has teamed up with a group of designers, architects, artists and creatives from South Africa, Kenya, Senegal, Egypt, Angola, Ivory Coast and Rwanda to collaborate around modern rituals and the importance they play in the home. The designers are...


  • Material Matter: Eco-Suede

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Traditional suede fabric is a type of leather that comes from the underside of the animal skin. It is given a napped finish to provide a soft texture making it a desirable material in the fashion industry. An Italian manufacturing company has figured...


  • 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...


  • EcoChic Design Award: OPEN CALL

    By Claire Bates | News

    OPEN CALL: The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable design competition organized by Hong Kong based, environmental NGO Redress that inspires emerging fashion designers to create a collection using the sustainable design techniques zero-waste desi...