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A Reader Asks: How Do I Get Into the Sustainable Fashion Industry?

A Reader Asks: How Do I Get Into the Sustainable Fashion Industry?

Actually, it isn’t one reader email that spurred this, but a dozen. Fashion students and professionals are starting to wake up to the massive environmental damage and worker exploitation inherent to the conventional fashion industry, and want no part of it. But they often don’t know where to start. So they email me, or sustainable...
  • Weekend Reading: This Is How You Do Black Friday

    Weekend Reading: This Is How You Do Black Friday

    This week you can listen to me talk with Kestrel Jenkins of Awear about sustainable fashion on her Conscious Chatter podcast. We recorded it the day after the election, and I managed to connect the election of Trump with strategies for converting more people to sustainable fashion. (iTunes link.) Fashion Today, on Black Friday, Patagonia is...
    Green Things on My Mind: H&M's Next Conscious Collection Will Sell Out Fast

    Green Things on My Mind: H&M’s Next Conscious Collection Will Sell Out Fast

    Spades + siLK has a nice review of all the issues surrounding cotton, in case you need more convincing to switch to organic. For example, “Between 25 million and 77 million agricultural workers worldwide suffer from acute pesticide poisoning with at least 1 million requiring hospitalization each year.” Speaking of organic cotton, H&M is debuting its next Conscious Collection...
    On the Wish List: Study's Two-Tone Baseball Tee for Of a Kind

    On the Wish List: Study’s Two-Tone Baseball Tee for Of a Kind

    I know you guys are always pleased to buy something special with a backstory. And a backstory involving a massively expensive designer and a runway collection just doesn’t carry the same caché as it did before among New York’s glitterati. Instead, you can turn to Of a Kind, which features one-offs by on-the-rise designers. This...
    Photos from the Helpsy Sustainable Fashion Party at Market 605

    Photos from the Helpsy Sustainable Fashion Party at Market 605

    Rachel Kibbe, owner of the downtown-cool online shop Helpsy, threw a launch party for the brick-and-mortar pop-up shop Market 605 on Saturday, and the place was bumpin.’ Shoppers mingled with designers like Nettie Kent, Titania Inglis, Tara St. James of Study NY, Mandy Kordal, Adrienne Antonson of State (who just got a chic new bob!), and...
    Sustainable Designers Crash the FGI Rising Star Awards

    Sustainable Designers Crash the FGI Rising Star Awards

    Fashion Group International, a non-profit professional organization for members of the fashion industry, threw its annual Rising Star Awards luncheon this week. And the sustainable fashion community crashed the party. Well, we didn’t crash, so much as buy three tables to get an in. The CEO of The Green Shows, Harvey Russack, gathered together a select...
    Photos From the Textile Arts Center Shop

    Photos From the Textile Arts Center Shop

    Sustainable fashion devotees came together during New York Fashion Week on Thursday at the Textile Arts Center to look at Study’s new woven accessories, painted accessories from Kindah Khalidy, and just generally mingle with like minded women. Check out these photos of the new, eco-friendly fashion guard.
    The Designers You Should be Wearing: Report from the Greenshows at New York Fashion Week

    The Designers You Should be Wearing: Report from the Greenshows at New York Fashion Week

    I apologize for all the fashion talk lately, but it’s that time of year–it’s New York Fashion Week and anorexia and glamour are in the air. I’m not very much into that scene, but with a little bit of savvy networking, I managed to score a ticket to the Greenshows on Friday morning at Mercedes...