Interviews

Meet Emily Spivack, Author of "Worn Stories," a Collection of Memories About Clothing

Photos by Ally Lindsay/Princeton Architectural Press Sentiment is a funny thing. What is it about the human condition that makes us attach such fervent significance to even the most…

Read More >

INTERVIEW: Norway's "Sweatshop Fashionistas," In Their Own Words

Picture this: Three young fashion enthusiasts from Norway, two of them still in their teens, travel to Cambodia, where they sample the life of a garment worker for a month. Not exactly…

Read More >

Watch "The Next Black," a Film About the Future of Clothing

Don’t start off your month with a case of cabin fever. Bundle up and head out to Brooklyn tomorrow for a screening of The Next Black, a documentary that explores how…

Read More >

SFMade Supports Local Manufacturing in San Francisco

It’s hard to believe, but San Francisco used to be a thriving manufacturing hub that employed tens of thousands of workers as late as 1969. As businesses migrated production to…

Read More >

Watch "Cotton Road," a Film About How Our Clothes Are Made

Live in or around New York City? You’re cordially invited to a Jan. 7, 2015 screening of Cotton Road, a documentary that explores the global cotton supply chain through the eyes…

Read More >

Abury Infuses Old-World Craftsmanship With Modern-Day Spirit

Moroccan leather has been sought after over the centuries for its quality craftsmanship, beautiful geometric ornamentation, and attention to detail. However, the global hunger for fast…

Read More >

Meet K/ller, Winner of the 2014 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge

Photos by Cicero deGuzman Jr. Looks like Ecouterre should have a side gig in soothsaying. Just six months after we K/ller Collection as an eco-fashion designer to watch, the Brooklyn…

Read More >

Rahul Mishra Marries Buddhist Philosophy, Slow Fashion

Having won this year’s International Woolmark Prize and launched a new line at Harvey Nichols earlier this month, designer Rahul Mishra is a force to be reckoned with. His mission…

Read More >

Pure Waste Textiles: Why Fabric Waste Will Never Make Sense

Helsinki-based Pure Waste Textiles was born out of a desire to halt the huge amount of fabric wasted in the production of fashion accessories. After beginning to use leftover material…

Read More >

Gamine's "Honest" Denim Workwear for Women is Made in America

For Taylor Johnston, a quote by Chuck Close sums up the inspiration behind Boston-based women’s workwear Gamine.: “Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get…

Read More >

Melissa Joy Manning's Handmade Jewelry Fuses Luxury, Sustainability

Jewelry should be about self-expression, embellishment, and adornment that lets the individual shine as brightly as the pieces they are wearing . The last thing anyone should worry…

Read More >

Stitched Up: An Ethical Boutique That Doubles as a DIY Workshop

The brains behind creative hub Stitched Up describe themselves as “a one stop shop for sustainable fashion, fabrics and networking”. While their Manchester (UK)-based HQ is where…

Read More >

Studio Naenna Produces Stunning Handwoven Eco-Textiles in Thailand

Photos by Helen Morgan for Ecouterre Located in the rural outskirts of central Chiang Mai, Thailand, Studio Naenna work with local female artisans to make some truly beautiful fabrics.…

Read More >

"RiverBlue" is an Upcoming Film That Explores the Dark Side of Denim

What is the fashion industry—and we humans, by extension—doing to the planet? There’s been a lot of talk about “fast fashion” in blogs and in the popular press and its impact…

Read More >

Carte Blanche: Crowdsourced Womenswear, Affordably Made in NYC

What inspired you to move from a corporate career to designing your own line? Working for larger fashion brands taught me how the industry goes about the design and production process.…

Read More >

Popinjay's Hand-Embroidered Bags Lift Pakistani Women From Poverty

How did the idea behind Popinjay come about? The road to Popinjay’s creation as a luxury handbag company started when I was in graduate school. I heard the story of a young Afghan…

Read More >

This Interview Will Change the Way You Think of "Fast Fashion"

Khanam (left), protesting outside The Children’s Place in April. Aklima Khanam may have survived the deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh on April 24, 2013,…

Read More >

Factory45: An Online Accelerator for Sustainable Fashion Businesses

In 2010, Shannon Whitehead and her partner Kristin Glenn co-founded (R)evolution apparel, a sustainable clothing company for female travelers and lovers of multifunctional dressing.…

Read More >