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  • Aluc: the Upcycling Fashion Brand from Berlin

    By Staff | Men

    Arianna Nicoletti, Carina Bischof, Luise Barsch and Jonathan Leupert, the team behind German upcycling label aluc, are a force in fashion. Since launching aluc in 2010, they have gone on to open Berlin's first concept store for upcycling fashion, the...


  • Material Matter: Wild Silk from Madagascar

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Silk is a strong, flexible fiber greatly desired for its luxuriousness and beauty. Among consumers there is a stereotypical expectation that all silk is to be soft and something you might want to wear as underwear. This is not alwa...


  • The Invincible Shirt, Made by Rana Plaza Survivors

    By Staff | Women

    Oporajeo (invincible, in English) is a factory owned by Dhaka locals, setup after the Rana Plaza disaster on April 24th, 2013 to create job opportunities for some of the survivors as a rehabilitation initiative. After the disaster, many drives wer...


  • FDA Bans Triclosan and 18 Other Chemicals Used In Antibacterial Soaps

    By Staff | Beauty

    In a surprising ruling, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a rule banning the use of triclosan, triclocarban and 17 other chemicals in hand and body washes deciding that consumers don't need to use antibacterial soaps. And in fact, some...


  • Inspired by Architecture and Sculpture, the Sonya Kashmiri Collection

    By Staff | Women

    Nominated by Wallpaper Magazine as “an accessory designer to watch,” Sonya Kashmiri launched her eponymous accessory line in 2008. She had been working as a sneaker designer (she studied at Cordwainer's College) using predominately synthetic mat...


  • The €1 million H&M Global Change Award is Now Open

    By Staff | Events

    H&M Foundation to allocate €1 million grant to five innovations that can reinvent the fashion industry Are you an innovator or change maker in the fashion industry? Starting today, the H&M Foundation is accepting applications for their Glo...


  • Working with Artisans Requires a New Business Model

    By Hedvig Alexander | News

    I’ve just returned from rural Kenya, after spending time working with a remarkable group of women. They are poor and many of them are illiterate, but let me explain why I think they also represent one of the most promising hopes for their country...


  • Is Raw Denim Really Worth the Price? One Man's Perspective

    By Steve Black | Men

    As a kid I lived in jeans and a t-shirt. And although I've 'grown up' and a lot has changed, the uniform has remained the same. But recently, I noticed that when I shop for jeans, every pair felt thin and (dare I say) “cheaper” than when I was a...


  • Material Matter: Pirarucu Fish Leather from Brazil

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    We have seen many variations of leather over time, including the use of fish skin. Now these fish are becoming multi-purposed, contributing not only to the surrounding ecosystem but the communities as well. As technology advances, many alternative...


  • Starch Slides: Mens' Shirts Reborn as Stylish Slides

    By Staff | Women

    One look at Starch Slides and you know: these were born in fashion. It's the colors, the styling and even the concept, they all hint that founder Shannon Crowley has a background in fashion retail buying and managing. The name Starch Slides comes fr...