New York City

New York City's Jussara Lee Turns "Zero Waste" Into an Art Form

Life doesn’t always go the way you expected. Born to Korean parents and raised in Brazil, Jussara Lee embraced her love of tailored clothing from a young age. After a transitory…

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Parsons, Tide Educate Next Generation on How to "Design for Care"

DESIGN FOR CARE Part of the Parsons Festival, the garments are among a number of projects that the school says embody its “human­-centered approach to technology and commitment…

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Demestiks New York is Sticking to Manhattan's Garment District

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jul 13, 2014 at 4:50pm PDT How did you become interesting in creating clothes for women? I just love the diverse range of styles and beauty in…

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Kirrin Finch: Ethical Menswear-Inspired Apparel for Gender Outlaws

Fashion label Kirrin Finch responds to the demand for conscientious apparel designed to fit a range of bodies of all genders. Brooklyn, New York based founders and partners Laura Moffat…

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Rallier: NYC-Made Dresses That Support Education for Girls in Need

RALLY TOGETHER For every garment sold, Rallier will source up to three uniforms from regions plagued by poverty and gender inequality and donate them to local girls in need. Fay…

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5 Pieces, 30 Outfits: Vetta Offers The Ultimate Eco-Capsule Collection

READY TO WEAR Made in New York City’s historic Garment District from Tencel and deadstock fabric, Vetta offers a V-neck blouse that can be worn forward or backward, a short-sleeve…

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Timo Weiland's Banana Republic Collection is Made in NYC

MADE IN NYC “Since launching the brand, we have designed, cut, and sewn our core signature woven styles in New York with factory partners based in the Garment District,”…

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Vaute's Recycled-Cotton Aran Sweaters Are an Animal Lover's Dream

Can’t or won’t wear wool? Vaute’s vintage-inspired fisherman’s sweaters are the non-sheep treat you seek. Composed of 80 percent recycled cotton, derived from…

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Nudie Jeans Opens NYC Store, Complete With Repair Station

SLOW DENIM Tired of your dungarees? Simply drop them off for a 20 percent discount off your next pair. Nudie will either offer them for resale as secondhand items or recycle them into…

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Fashion Students Turn Cotton Muslin Into Compost, Apply It to Natural Dye Garden

LOCAL COLOR The dye garden was started two years ago as a pilot project to demonstrate that fabric dyeing, which packs a heavy environmental punch, could be done with specific plants…

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Julie Gilhart and Simon Collins: People Want "Great Fashion"

Julie Gilhart: “The customer is not asking for sustainable fashion, they want great fashion, and they want good product priced at a price they can afford. “If you can add in…

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Don't Miss the "Hand of Fashion" Speaker Series at FIT

Illustration by Shutterstock Join the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Ethical Fashion Initiative as they launch “The Hand of Fashion,” a series of conversations…

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From Farm to Fabric: Exploring Natural Fibers, Fashion Sustainability With Manufacture NY

On the last weekend of September, Manufacture New York hosted a two-day weekend exploration into local textile production and sustainable fashion practices. This event included hands-on…

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This NYC-Made Sheath Dress Has a 950-Person Wait-List

Looking for the perfect work sheath? If you have your heart set on M.M. LaFleur’s wildly popular “Tory 2.0,” be prepared to wait. And wait. The $235…

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Join Ecouterre, Museum of the City of New York for a Discussion About Sustainable Fashion in NYC

Join Ecouterre and the Museum of the City New York on Thursday evening, September 24, for a spirited discussion about sustainable and ethical fashion in New York City. Yours truly will…

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New Pratt Institute Exhibit Explores Activism in the Garment Industry

Just in time for New York Fashion Week, Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is launching an exhibition that explores the kinship between fashion and political,…

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LAST CHANCE: Win Shadowplay NYC's "Galaxy" Tee, Inspired by Space

We’ll announce the winner in our newsletter on Wednesday, June 3. The deadline to enter is 12 midnight ET on Tuesday, June 2, so ENTER NOW for a chance to win! ABOUT SHADOWPLAY…

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Zady's U.S.-Made Organic T-Shirt is the Epitome of Slow Fashion

When is a T-shirt more than just another T-shirt? For ethical e-tailer Zady, the perfect topper is one that is as beautiful as the journey it took to create it. The latest in its…

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