Entries Tagged as 'Textiles'

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Boxy blouses

            This silhouette feels so fresh. A bit over-sized, high and wide necklines, sleeves a bit longer than cap-sleeves, no-stretch fabrics. A basic tee (or dress) that’s not that at all. And these textiles! Top to bottom: Tilden Top by Upstate, made in NY, $188. Gemini top ($85) and dress ($170) [...]

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Sunny days in the Bay

Kirby Cove, where have you been all my life? On Saturday some friends and I discovered our new favorite sunny day spot, just a quick drive across the Golden Gate Bridge followed by an easy one-mile hike. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever been to. Incredible views, protection from the wind, lapping waves [...]

Monday, August 8th, 2011

The IOU Project

If you’re a follower of ethical fashion, social shopping or even social media in general, chances are you’ve heard of The IOU Project by now. Launched last April, the brand is doing truly revolutionary things in the production and distribution of its garments. In production, all items have a one-of-a-kind nature, with the India fabric [...]

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Do you love linen?

I dare you not to after watching this short documentary by Benoit Millot. It’s wonderful.

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Gift it: Native(X) scarves made with Pendleton wool

On sale for $20 each, with free shipping and free returns! Fantastic price for some beautiful scarves. Check out these great skirts, too, all sewn by hand from Pendleton wool fabric. The Casa scarf is my pick. Via Modish

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

A closer look at labor regulations with Nau Clothing

A couple weeks ago I published my latest piece on for-benefit companies at Commerce with a Conscience, With Benefits: Nau. For it, I got to learn a lot about the labor landscape from talking with Nau‘s product and textile guru: I get a little bit giddy every time I talk to someone like Jamie Bainbridge, [...]

Friday, October 8th, 2010

When it’s gone, it’s gone

It’s a sad day that these puppies are already sold: Although Evil Eye Vintage still has some other nice stuff for sale online. I’ve had some amazing vintage finds recently, and I’ll be going out for more this Saturday. Happy weekend! :)

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Fair trade knitwear from Bibico

How perfectly warm and cozy does this cardigan look? I don’t think I’ve ever owned a sweater with these classic cable patterns in it, but they’re catching my eye lately. This one from Bibico is hand-knit “in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal by talented women who work from home and are part of a Fair Trade [...]

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Video: The Best of Renegade Craft Fair Austin 2010

Out of the 200+ designers camped out at Palmer Events Center for Austin’s first-ever Renegade Craft Fair, these seven grabbed my attention for their amazing designs and inspiring backstories. Big thanks to Lilian Asterfield Upcycled Vintage Neckties, Ryan Berkley Illustration, Leah Duncan Illustration, Design & Textiles, Jenny N. Design Handmade Leather Bags, Letterpress Delicacies, Nous [...]

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Eco-friendly fabric focus at UT’s High Voltage fashion show

Though I wasn’t able to be at Thursday night’s High Voltage student fashion show in person, I was able to watch it via Fashionably Austin’s webcast. The designs and overall show production looked extremely impressive, and I read in advance that the 32 students’ 128 looks would place an emphasis on “eco-friendly fabric and technology-smart garments.” In [...]

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Bamboo rayon: Not a green fabric

Hold the presses! Bamboo rayons aren’t a green fabric? Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission officially started its campaign to stop well-meaning retailers from misleading consumers about bamboo’s perceived eco-friendly qualities. From the FTC consumer alert: Bamboo stands out for its ability to grow quickly with little or no need for pesticides, and it [...]