local fashion

SFMade Supports Local Manufacturing in San Francisco

It’s hard to believe, but San Francisco used to be a thriving manufacturing hub that employed tens of thousands of workers as late as 1969. As businesses migrated production to…

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Greens: An Argentinean Fashion Label That Combines Style, Sustainability

Photos by Victoria Egurza Finding good quality clothes in Argentina, that are not only beautifully designed but are locally produced, can be problematic. But luckily these amazing…

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Brushed From Bunnies, Ambika's Angora "Furs" Offer Luxury Sans Cruelty

HOP TO IT Angora wool is said to be as soft as cashmere, but eight times as warm as sheep’s wool. Since the launch of her brand, Conroy has gone from two pet rabbits (they would…

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Imogene + Willie: American Heritage Denim, Proudly Made in Nashville

COUNTRY STRONG Imogene + Willie, named after Carrie’s maternal grandparents, is a celebration of family. Carrie, who comes from a long line of denim workers, first met Matt when…

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Faune Yerby Spins Local Wool into Sophisticated, Eco-Conscious Designs

TRIAL AND ERROR After receiving an master’s of fine arts from Rutgers, Yerby drifted from photography into the world of textiles. With the exception of a spinning class at…

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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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Steve Jobs: Fashion Locavore? Not So Fast!

As far as American icons go, Steve Jobs’s mockneck-and-Dad-jeans ensemble is as indelible as the man himself. One Minnesota company, reaping the benefits by so-called association,…

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Pendleton to Launch U.S.A.-Made "Portland Collection" in Fall (Photos)

MADE IN PORTLAND While Pendleton’s signature line leans towards classic lines and cuts, the Portland Collection is geared to young, informed consumers who don’t want to…

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VIDEO: Think Global, Wear Local With Fibershed's 150-Mile Wardrobe

LOCAL COLOR A few years ago, Burgess traveled to Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia, where she witnessed firsthand the damage the garment industry caused to the people and environment.…

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75 Percent of Affluent Shoppers Prefer to Buy "Made in America"

More than three-quarters of affluent consumers prefer brands made in America—up 5 percentage points from 2008, according to a 2011 study by American Express Publishing and the…

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Keen Opens Shoe Factory Less Than 5 Miles From Oregon Headquarters

Manufacturers outsource to distant shores every day, but when Keen looked to open a new shoe factory, it cast its eyes no further than its own backyard. The 15,000-square-foot facility,…

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Sourcemap Traces John Patrick Organic's Supply Chain From Sheep to Sweater

Jennifer Sharpe wants to know where your clothes have been, even before they become “your clothes.” For her master’s thesis, the Parsons The New School for Design…

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Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Ring Made from Repurposed Welsh Gold

Now that the hullabaloo over Kate Middleton’s wedding gown is done with, we can turn to less a flashy, if more permanent, token of the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s…

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SA VA Gift Local Sale!

Ethical fashion site SA VA is offering amazing gift items like jewelry, clutches, scarves, head wraps and arm warmers for under $15, under $25 and under $50 starting today! Based in…

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