Behind the Seams

State Takes the "Farm to Hanger" Approach to American-Made Fashion

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Adrienne Antonson of State designs clothing according to her own calendar. Turned off by the fast fashion cycle, Antonson takes a thoughtful and…

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Thread & Loom's Fairly Hand-Loomed Bags Fund Girls' Education in India

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Socially-driven accessories company, Thread & Loom introduces itself to the world with a line of handbags that make for the perfect spring and…

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Vegan "It" Designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart Goes Beyond Faux Fur, Leather

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart debuted the first all-eco, all-vegan collection at New York Fashion Week to critical acclaim. We caught up with the…

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Meemoza Takes Us "Behind the Seams" at Montreal's Garment District

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Meemoza is a Montreal-based ethical fashion brand that insists on keeping production local. Designer Emilie Rioux does everything to keep the…

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Elsa and Me's Maja Svensson Engineers the Perfect Little Black Eco-Dress

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Elsa and Me’s perfect little black dress just got even more perfect. The one-size-flatters-all sheath, made in New York City’s Garment…

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Laura Sansone Exemplifies Locavore Fashion With Her Handspun, Plant-Dyed Wares

HOME ON THE RANGE Despite its clean, modern lines, Laura Sansone’s upstate New York studio coexists with its agrarian setting in perfect harmony. The designer’s two Nigerian…

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