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Varanasi Silk: A Hand-Loomed Jacquard That Revives an Ancient Tradition

VARANASI SILK \ˈväranasi ˈsilk\ n 1 a: An intricate jacquard fabric woven by artisans in Varanasi, India, using foot-powered looms. b: Based on a 500-year-old tradition that has…

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Is the African-Inspired Fashion Trend a Form of Cultural Imperialism?

Photos by Nneka Salmon Fashion and cultural appropriation are more than passing acquaintances. The latter, which is typically bandied about with terms like “borrowing” or…

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Barneys CO-OP Sells Loomstate T-Shirts Embellished With Beach Trash

Most vacationers don’t take a trip to the Bahamas to “harvest beach plastic,” but jewelry designer Barbara de Vries headed for the dreamy locale with that very…

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Barneys New York Sold Animal Fur as Faux, Says Humane Society

Photos by Net-a-Porter Things are about to get hairy between Barneys New York and the Humane Society of the United States. The animal-rights group claims the luxury retailer passed off…

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Julie Gilhart's Barneys Departure: The Eco-Fashion Community Reacts

Albama Chanin’s Natalie Chanin recalls how Julie Gilhart—and the Dalai Lama!—gave her line a running start. (Alabama Chanin) Project Artisan lifts a virtual glass to…

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Julie Gilhart Quits Barneys New York to "Pursue Other Opportunities"

Photo by Nordic Fashion Association Julie Gilhart, fashion director of Barneys New York, has left the company to “pursue other opportunities,” according to WWD. One of the…

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Barneys New York Recycles Espresso Foil Bags Into Glamorous Gown

If Macy’s is the Marcia Brady of department-store Christmas windows, then Barneys New York must surely be the criminally overlooked—at least by non-fashion types—Jan. But what…

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NYC EVENT: Julie Gilhart in Conversation with Colleen Hill and Jennifer Farley

Julie Gilhart, fashion director and senior vice president of Barneys New York, has inspired many designers to develop “green” product. In 2007, she spearheaded development…

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Barneys CO-OP Celebrates Anniversary With Exclusive Loomstate Poncho

Timed perfectly with the arrival of fall’s nippier temps, Loomstate’s limited-edition poncho defines sustainable chic. Each “Cetan” poncho, constructed from…

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14 Mainstream Luxury Brands That Have Flirted With Eco-Fashion

FAILING GRADE When it comes to their environmental track record, luxury-goods makers have earned a less-than-glowing rap, and deservedly so. In a 2007 report by the World Wildlife Fund…

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Peruvian Garment Factories, Crimes of Fashion, Carbon-Neutral Clothing

What really goes on behind the scenes at a garment factory? Good tours five massive clothing-manufacturing sites in Lima, Peru. (Good) Your fashion felony may no longer be the subject…

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Succeed in Eco-Fashion (And Get Sold in Barneys): 6 Tips From Pratt Panel

Another day, another ho-hum panel on sustainable fashion? Not when you’re presented with the likes of Julie Gilhart, Barneys New York’s fashionista-in-chief, Caroline…

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Barneys' Julie Gilhart to Fashion Industry: Do Things Differently to Save Our Planet

Photo by Nordic Fashion Association For Julie Gilhart, senior vice president of Barneys New York, fashion has always been a reflection of our times. And in the past 18 years she’s…

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reMade USA Upcycles Leather Jackets into One-of-a-Kind Bags

I’ve been making handbags for almost 15 years. It’s a weird obsession that started in 1995 after I spent a semester studying in London. A few years ago, I had small business…

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