Jasmin Malik Chua
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Photo by Attila Jandi/Shutterstock “There are lists out there. I can’t tell you where they are, but generally if you are getting something very cheap—clothes or food—that’s almost
Celebrate the art of craft with Knit Wit, an upcoming magazine about the world of contemporary fibers and textiles, as well as the people who inhabit it. Currently raising subscriptions on Kickstarter,
Photo by Shutterstock Could a manicure thwart the specter of sexual assault? A team of undergraduates from North Carolina State University have developed a nail polish that changes color when exposed to
Want to live every day like it’s Shark Week? Scientists in Australia have created what they’re dubbing the world’s first shark-deterrent wetsuit. A collaboration between Hamish Jolly and
Upcycling must be paying off for Topshop. The British high-street retailer is launching its third “Reclaim to Wear” capsule collection, derived from production offcuts and surplus stock from
Photo by Luc Forsyth for IndustriAll Global Union Cambodia’s garment workers are working themselves to death—literally, according to IndustriAll Global Union, a labor-rights group that supports 50
Quiksilver has launched a line of board shorts derived from post-consumer plastic bottles. Made from Repreve, a recycled-polyester yarn by textile manufacturer Unifi, each “AG47″ short saves
We can’t decide what’s more impressive: the ingenuity of the designers behind this MacGyvered “doggie pack,” or the fact that they came up with a prototype in less than 24 hours.
RE:NEWCELL \ri-ˈnü-ˈsel\ n. 1 a: A breakthrough method of “regenerating” high-quality textiles from used cotton and cellulosic fibers (such as viscose and lyocell). b: Involves shredding
Photo by lev radin/Shutterstock New York State is commemorating World Elephant Day by enacting a law that toughens criminal and civil sanctions for parties involved in the illegal ivory trade. Governor
Photos by AFP Bangladesh police fired tear gas, rubber bullets, and water canons on Thursday to disperse hundreds of striking workers at a garment factory in the capital of Dhaka, according to Reuters.
Photo by Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe “I’m not worried about the profit as much as the resurgence of American-made products that have quality. We have to take back what we are so good at and