Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kuba: A Congolese Fabric Handwoven From Raffia Leaves

KUBA \kü-bä\ n 1 a: Geometrically patterned cloth traditionally woven from raffia-tree leaves by the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. b: Naturally colored fabric…

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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2012 (Vote for the Most Creative!)

We couldn’t include all our refashioned favorites. Drop by our archives for any stories you may have missed…

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Fonderie 47 Recycles Confiscated AK-47 Rifles Into Luxurious Jewelry

SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES Thum met John Zapolski, now his business partner, in 2009 at TED, where they bonded over their recollections of young African men and boys who were armed to the…

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Lauren Pierce for Calypso’s Hand-Dyed Sarong Supports Congo Artisans

Summer’s fading fast, but it’s not over till it’s over. Coast through the rest of the season in a hand-dyed sarong by Lauren Pierce for Calypso St. Barth, designed by…

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