Entries Tagged as 'Denim'

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Favorites

Every Friday, my favorites from the past week. Boston, my thoughts and prayers are with you.  The best use I’ve ever seen of recycled denim: Scandanavian-inspired rag rugs! By Nudie Jeans in collaboration with their Turkish organic denim supplier Bossa. The limited-edition rugs are available for $599 at the brand’s concept stores, the only U.S. [...]

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

How Levi’s is combining style with sustainability

First, a contest! From now through Earth Day, this Friday, Levi’s is running a contest that I thought some of you might be interested in. To enter, just tweet about how YOU combine style and sustainability, whether you’re wearing vintage or building a sustainable wardrobe or reviving old furniture, and include the hashtag #SWTC (as [...]

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

AG Jeans, saving water & energy with Ozone Technology

Earlier this year I bought the best-fitting pair of jeans I’ve ever owned: “The Legging” by AG Jeans. They are a perfect summer-weight denim with a sheen and a hint of stretch (though not the super-stretchy denim that the term “jegging” might conjure up). All stitching is dark, the same color as the denim. One night [...]

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

An alternative to washing your jeans — freeze them

To keep my dark jeans looking new, I wait as long as possible between washes, as machine washing seems to inevitably bring out new signs of wear. But Brazilian denim brand TriStar is starting an alternative denim washing movement — just throw your jeans in the freezer! “After use, just put them inside a plastic [...]

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

FLP Getups: A New York State of Mind

Vintage necklace from My Inheritance Price upon request, 973.233.1112 Tee by Stewart+Brown: i love you s/s tee 100% organic cotton Ethically made in the U.S. $64 Handbag by Matt & Nat: Takumi Vegan leather, from the Japanese Paper Collection 100% recycled magenta faux suede lining Comes with detachable shoulder strap $123 (on sale from $245) [...]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The Unintended Consequences of Manufacturing in Africa

Earlier in August, the UK’s Sunday Times published a long look at garment manufacturing in Lesotho… and it was pretty scary. The scariest part? That this is where Gap’s Product Red is manufactured, initiated by Bono with the best of intentions, and yet so many adverse effects have gone on outside the factories. It’s a [...]

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Organic Jeans to Hit Wal-Mart and Kmart

Watch out, world — Faded Glory and Route 66 are going organic! Earlier this month, GreenBiz.com reported that Wal-Mart and Kmart will add full lines of organic jeans to their private labels. These will not be glamorous jeans, but at this mass level? WOW. The jeans will be made by Greensource, which is the best [...]

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Rogan for Target

When Rogan Gregory’s partnership with Target’s GO International line was announced last year, the big question was whether the designer’s respect for the environment would be reflected in the line. The answer? A resounding “Yes.” And was there really any question? With the notoriously-ethical labels EDUN, Loomstate and his own Rogan under his wing, it’s [...]

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Exclusive American Apparel discount promo code

Offered to American Apparel newsletter subscribers only (which I’m sharing with you because I like you), 15% off selected denim and cords until April 2! Enter promo code denimdays08 at checkout. I’ll report back soon on what I’ve picked out myself…

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Nau introduces denim!

In my opinion, Nau is the most pioneering, innovative and industry-changing clothing company around today — which, by virtue of intercausal relationship, makes their two new denim styles the most pioneering, innovative and industry-changing jeans available. (Maybe not… but what this post presupposes is: Maybe so.) “It’s denim without the extras: 100% organically grown cotton [...]

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Good gifts: Holiday 2007

Priced from low to high, may I present . . . MY gift list! Because the best gifts are those we want ourselves, oui? $1+: iTunes gift cards No jewel cases or cross-country transportation required. (On the receiving end, I plan to immediately purchase Cat Power: The Greatest, Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell, Blonde [...]

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

PFW runway run down

Techno music: check. Beautiful people sitting runway-side: check. Non-toxic makeup on models: check. Some of the nation’s hottest eco-friendly fashion designers: check. FSC-certified wood on the runway: check. All expenses paid by sponsors so independent designers can strut their stuff: check. “Move fashion forward for a sustainable future”: check. Empowered yet? If not, just read [...]