By Beth Buczynski on June 4, 2010
Noon Design Studio uses sustainably harvested natural materials as a low-impact alternative to toxic fabric treatments, all while being cost-efficient and achieving production scale.
By Becky Striepe on June 2, 2010
At the Montford Music Festival in Asheville, NC, I ran across this simple, ingenious packaging method from Sweet Tea Clothing Company. Rather than sell her shirts in bags or boxes, she packages them in mason jars!
By Becky Striepe on May 28, 2010
We’re big fans of mending around here. There’s no need to replace something just because it’s a bit worn. In fact, mending something broken does more than keep it out of the landfill. It saves you money and can give an old item a bit of personality!
It’s super simple to mend a broken strap. All you need is an iron, a sewing machine or needle and thread, and about 30 minutes.
By Beth Buczynski on March 11, 2010
Vegan footwear designer Olsenhaus is making a switch of its own—by cladding its entire Fall/Winter 2010 collection of pumps, wedges, stiletto booties, and knee-highs in an innovative polyester microfiber made from trashed television screens.
By Becky Striepe on January 8, 2010
The other evening, I tweeted about H&M and Wal-Mart destroying usable garments before trashing them, presumably so folks wouldn’t dumpster dive for the free clothes. A friend responded that she had heard about a big food chain that pours bleach on perfectly edible baked goods that they’re tossing into the dumpster at the end of [...]