Amsterdam

A Bangladeshi Sweatshop Emerges in the Heart of Amsterdam

At first blush, “The Mad Rush” doesn’t appear unlike many of the trendy concept stores that litter the busy shopping street of Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. Ask to try…

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This Fashion Library Lets You Check Out Clothing—Literally

LENA, the Amsterdam-based Fashion Library, was born out of a concern for excessive clothing consumption. LENA co-founder Suzanne Smulders notes that 240 million kilos of clothes are…

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8 Finalists of Amsterdam Fashion Week's Green Fashion Competition

GO FOR THE GREEN Unlike the 2010 competition, finalists are divided into two categories—established and emerging designers—with top prizes of €25,000 and €15,000, respectively.…

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Stefanie Nieuwenhuys Recycles Wood Chips Into Snakeskin-Like Couture

WOODEN YOU KNOW Eschewing virgin resources, Nieuwenhuys worked with bio-waste firm InCrops Enterprise Hub in Norwich to obtain discarded pieces of plywood, which she then laser-cut into…

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At Amsterdam's De Culinaire Werkplaats, Edible Clothing is Dessert

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT Described as a “novel eating initiative and experience,” De Culinaire Werkplaats draws inspiration from seemingly unrelated sources, from architecture…

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Swiss Artist Noémie Doge Makes Jewelry From Repurposed Footballs

Avid football fans won’t be caught offside with these unique repurposed necklaces made by Swiss jewelry artist, Noémie Doge. Derived from old footballs from different corners of the…

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Enter The Green Fashion Competition at Amsterdam Fashion Week

Amsterdam International Fashion Week and the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality (LNV) have launched a competition in token of the international Year of…

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Liesbet Bussche Adorns Amsterdam With Larger-Than-Life Jewelry

Talk about art in unexpected places! For her graduation project, Belgian jewelry designer Liesbet Bussche whipped up a collection of supersized baubles for an entirely different sort of…

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