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#Made in India: Go Kolhapuri

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 12.30.2014 | Style
Sriya Chakravarti

The Kolhapuris are comfortable, stylish and quite durable and are available in a variety of designs, patterns and colors. They can be easily used for any occasion, and can cater to a large genre of audience. Almost every age group can find something that may strike their fancy.

Let's Talk About Luxury

Christa Dowling | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

Throughout centuries luxury has had a meaning of the absence of vulgarity. There are many quotes of how people understood Luxury. Here are some of these quotes through centuries from businessmen, poets, writers, artists and others...

Good Neighbors Around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

Insider Knowledge On The Best Panamanian Crafts.. And Where To Find Them

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
InternationalLiving.com

Panama's artisans are perhaps the best-kept secret in the world of handicrafts. In every region you'll find master craftspeople quietly selling their wares in small stores and on roadsides.

Accompany Is The Whole Foods Of Fashion

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.19.2014 | Style

Online shopping has become one of those things you do on your lunch break, during lectures or at night before you go to bed. At any given time, you pr...

Cheese From Coast to Coast

Rob Kaufelt | Posted 01.29.2014 | Taste
Rob Kaufelt

This week Murray's opens its 100th location -- you can find our newest cheese counter inside the Ralphs store in the heart of Studio City, California....

Maiyet in Paris: Spring/Summer 2014

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 11.30.2013 | Style
Elizabeth Nicholas

Far from the maddening crowds in the Jardin de Tuileries, Maiyet showed a gorgeous spring collection Saturday night at Paris' École des Beaux-Arts.

The Life Out Loud: Weaving Stories to Change Lives

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

One night, Eve was confronted with the tragedy of human trafficking when she overheard a Caucasian man discussing his purchase of a very young girl for sex. Eve felt called to take action around this issue.

Want a Better Food System? Then Get Your Hands Dirty

Zester Daily | Posted 11.16.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Be curious. Ask thoughtful questions and search for meaningful answers.

Rwandan Artisans Make Lasting Change for Post-Genocide Rwanda

Tida Tippapart | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Tida Tippapart

These women underscore the powerful role women play in building economic development and social cohesion in post-genocide Rwanda.

Granada: Two Friends in Andalusia, Part 3

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.28.2013 | Travel
Fahad Faruqui

From Granada station, we walked to the Hotel Gran Via 44, passing first through a neighborhood which is best described as 21st century post-recession in character.

Born Brave

Jessica Hendricks | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Jessica Hendricks

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgInspired by the courage of these amazing Cambodian people, most of them women, I decided to bring their bravery back to the states by sharing their stories, and actualizing my own.

Meet This Classically Trained Barber-Turned-Leather Artisan

Basil Hayden's | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts

Early in our conversation at his workshop on a cold fall morning, Kenton Sorenson was waxing poetic about haircutting when he said, "I create lines an...

Trading Poverty for Jewelry Making

Culture-ist | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Culture-ist

From multilayered bib necklaces made of smooth, vibrantly colored tagua beads to thick, hand-loomed alpaca shawls, the Andean Collection is full of exquisite statement pieces, a phrase that transcends its fashionable definition.

The Legacy and Love of Aloisea Inyumba

Francine LeFrak | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

When I was in Rwanda last, I asked a five-year-old girl what she would like to be when she grows up. She enthusiastically responded, "President!" The response was so surprising, and a true testament to the type of country Rwanda has become.

WATCH: The Art Of Making Tempeh

Liza de Guia | Posted 01.31.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

"For a vegetarian, in particular, it's the best kind of protein you can eat."

Try This Dish: Boubouki's Fluffy & Moist Olive Oil Pear Cake (NYC)

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.11.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

On any given day at Boubouki, a teeny-tiny artisan Greek food stand in the Essex Street Market, there are only eight slices of Rona Economou's fluff...

Healing The Grandchildren Of Rwandan Genocide

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.15.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Julienne was just four during the 1994 genocide. She is HIV-positive and works as an artisan for this member-owned women's collective through The Ih...

WATCH: A Human Rights Lawyer Turned Fashion Insider?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

At first glance, Maiyet appears like any other luxury label available at Barneys - chic, fresh and with a price tag to match the high-level aesthetic....

Artists Who Don't Make Art Still Make Millions

Posted 02.04.2012 | Arts

There was a time when the artist at work meant hours of solitude, piles of tossed-out failed works, and clothes covered in smudges of charcoal and pai...

A Look At Jo Snow Syrups: Making Coffees, Sodas & Cocktails More Fun

Liza de Guia | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

Melissa makes syrups for a living. That's her job -- boiling and bottling up to 500 syrup bottles a week. She's good at it. Really good at it.

Walmart's Foray Into Fair Trade Art: Is It Real?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

Despite its reputation for signaling the end of the "mom and pop" shop, Walmart may be embracing business model that has some small-scale suppliers do...

Shoppers Without Borders

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

My recent purchases have helped an artist in a distant land feed his or her family and sustain, in a small way, an artistic and cultural heritage.

A 30-Year Old Artisan Kimchi Brand Ready For Non-Korean Palates

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.20.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"Arirang Kimchi, for 30 years, has been in Korean markets in the East Coast area. I decided to make it my responsibility to make the brand known to no...

Chocolatier Creates Icons of Chocolate and Gold

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

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