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  • Peggy Sue Collection Proves Fibershed Potential with "New Talent" Prize

    By Staff | Women

    The fashion world shifted last week.  Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks, a transplanted LA-native, RISD graduate, showed her inaugural, fibershed Peggy Sue Collection, to a packed room of three hundred well-heeled guests –including fashion media, buye...


  • Putting the 'Fair' in Fairy Tale Wedding - My Story

    By Becky Bavinger | Women

    When my husband and I got engaged, we didn’t plan to have a big wedding. But after speaking with both of our families, we ended up having two celebrations: an informal ceremony in New York City (NYC), where we both reside, for our friends and co-wo...


  • Ask Kate: How Can I Buy Ethical Clothing on a Budget?

    By Kate | News

    Dear Kate -  I am a 2nd year student at Messiah College. Lately, I've been concerned about my clothing choices and really want to make more sustainable and ethical choices. However, my budget is pretty limited due to being a student! Do you have any...


  • Earth-friendly fashion with Pitchi

    Presented by Pitchi

    Eco-friendly and sustainable fashion are fast becoming the trend as the world faces a huge problem with impending global warming. While there are products for the fashion and eco-conscious available, not all stores and boutiques offer these options,...


  • Post-Imperial: Heritage Nigerian Textiles for the Modern Man

    By Staff | Men

    Post-Imperial is one of the brands responsible for cultivating a contemporary aesthetic for the African diaspora within menswear. Founded by Niyi Okuboyejo, a Nigerian/American designer based in Harlem, New York. Born in Lagos and raised in Texas, Ni...


  • SOKO: Using Technology to Connect to Ethical Handcrafted Jewelry

    By Staff | Women

    Paying by mobile phone is easier in Kenya then anywhere else in the world.  According to the Economist, over 17m Kenyans use it, equivalent to more than two-thirds of the adult population; and around 25% of the country’s gross national product flo...


  • haute baso: Celebrating the Heritage of Rwandan Artisanship

    By Staff | Women

    Fashion may not be the first thing people think about when they think of Rwanda, but the 'land of a thousand hills' is working to put its emerging fashion scene, complete with Kigali Fashion Week, on the map. Kigali-based fashion, accessory and inter...


  • Mikuti: Handmade in Kenya, Loved Around the World

    By Staff | Women

    Inspired by the stunning landscapes of the Swahili Coast and fueled by a desire to explore the world and the possibilities that lie within, Erika Freund spent four years traveling throughout Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda before launchi...


  • Mimi Plange: African Inspired and now African Made

    By Staff | Women

    New York-based designer Mimi Plange is a graduate of the San Francisco Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and holds a degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. This combination is not surprising when looking at...


  • lemlem: Iconic Summer Style that Supports Artisan Craft + Maternal Care

    By Staff | Women

    There are always two distinct signs that summer is on its way; bare legs and a glimpse a someone breaking out their whimsical, gauzey pieces from lemlem. The colourful, handwoven pieces with their intricate embroidery make them immediately recognizab...