Maven Women: Ethical, Empowering Clothing for Conscious Professionals

How did you decide to found Maven Women? The idea for Maven Women came to me about a decade ago. At that time, I was a frustrated lawyer seeking elegant workwear created in a socially…

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AwaytoMars: A Crowdsourcing Platform That Lets Anyone Play Fashion Designer

How did you get your start in the fashion industry? What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? I’ve always had a passion for fashion. My grandmother was a tailor and I used to spend…

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American Apparel Turns to Crowdsourcing for Product Ideas

Photo by Saul Loeb for AFP/Getty Images Can crowdsourcing prop up a flagging brand? American Apparel sure hopes so. The beleaguered Los Angeles retailer, which recently suggested that…

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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.…

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Sew Love: A Crowdsourced Platform for Creating Sustainable Fashion

As a clothing designer, how can you be sure that your clients will love what you create? Silvia and Sabrina Scandar, the masterminds behind Sew Love, use the power of community-sourced…

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ModCloth Unveils Crowdsourced, U.S.-Made "Make the Cut" Collection

THE AYES HAVE IT The winners, who will receive $500 and their names on the garment tags, represent a broad range of ages and professions, from high-school students to veteran costumers.…

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