Keep Your Stuff Alive
What would fashion be like if it was more than a an act of consumption with no meaning beyond the point of sale? What kind of system would improve the quality of our fashion experience without increasing the quantity we consume?
Shoe City vs Sole Rebels
Two radically opposed models of development are being born in Ethiopia at the same time. One is small, local, socially fair, and ecologically respectful. The other takes the globalisation of fashion to a new and more destructive level.
A Whole New Cloth: Politics and the Fashion System
In fashion, despite more than 400 eco labels, an incremental ‘do less harm’ approach has addressed the symptoms, but not the principal cause, of our difficulties: an economy based on perpetual growth in a finite world.
What We Can Learn from Project Runway
As 'Project Runway' launches its 9th season, a designer muses on what she's learned.
New women's fashion collection celebrating history of labor
An Xiao Mina
The Ultra 10 Challenge
Report on ULTRA, a sustainable fashion company founded in Kuala Lumpur.
Design Indaba 2011
Review of Design Indaba 2011 conference in Cape Town, South Africa
132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE
The latest material (and sustainability) adventure from the great Japanese fashion designer.
Better Living Through Artistry
SEWA, a cooperative textile manufacturing company in Ahmedebad, India, is a network of self-employed women.
The Cotton Club
Report on the complex, and sometimes muddled, standards for certifying organic cotton.
Eve M. Kahn
Review of “Ethics + Aesthetics = Sustainable Fashion” at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, November 20, 2009 - February 20, 2010.
Report on maternity clothes made in Colombia with local labor. (No seamstresses under the age of 50 need apply.)
Report on PACT, an underwear company that embraces green manufacturing and donates a portion of its revenue to nonprofits.