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The Faithful Shopper: Fall Fashion

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.25.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Yes, we technically have three weeks or so left of summer, but now is the time to get your fall wardrobe in shape for the fall season ahead. Fortunate...

Interview: Life Lessons and Styling Advice With Celebrity Stylist, Chiara Solloa

Christina Scribner | Posted 10.18.2014 | Style
Christina Scribner

Growing up in Miami, Chiara was raised by her grandmother who designed clothing and her mother who was a clothing buyer. Chiara's styling career started in elementary school, as she went thrifting for dresses for her school's production of Cinderella.

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and the Jew

Beth Rosen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

Not only did I not have an ugly Christmas sweater for my first ugly Christmas sweater party, I didn't have a nice Christmas sweater, or even a red or green sweater, to fake it. But this glitch in the plan was not going to stop this crafty Jew from enjoying her first Christmas party. To the craft room!

Jo-Ann Fabrics: A Forsaken Place

Brandy Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Brandy Ferner

I quickly chose my fabrics, knowing full well that I had little time to meander as life with a newborn baby has me on the tight milk leash. I headed to the fabric table, which I will subsequently refer to as the 'hellmouth.'

Back to School: Memories Defined by Dresses

Mary Daily | Posted 11.30.2013 | Style
Mary Daily

I still remember the smell of the newly-dyed material when we walked in and the anticipation of what we would find. In those days, fabric stores got leftover bolts of material and they carried a wide selection of beautiful textiles.

Why I Shopped For Wedding Gowns...Before I Was Even Engaged

Ilana Winter | Posted 08.06.2013 | Weddings
Ilana Winter

Here's what I learned: Wedding dresses have transformative powers. Seriously. I'm not even in a relationship, and still my appearance seemed to drastically change before my eyes all because of a beautiful white dress.

Apricot: Last Chance to View Camille at The Met

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Alison Winfield Burns

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art displays how master painters (mavericks in their day) created magical gardens -- and gowns -- using relationships between light and dark color.

PHOTOS: Surprising Palestinian Styles

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Can a culture be preserved and reconstructed through its costumes?

The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing Cotton (Part 2)

Jolie Bensen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Jolie Bensen

If the U.S. is the second largest producer of cotton in the world, then why can't we buy U.S. grown, U.S. spun cotton fabric? Or any fabric grown and processed here in the U.S.?

Luggage Maker Builds Socially Responsible Bags

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

Many companies and start-ups are re-evaluating their business models in hopes to make a more lasting impact on the global economy by focusing their efforts to become more sustainable. Shifting to a supply chain sustainable strategy must come from the top down.

How To Store Delicate Fabrics

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Although hanging your freshly dry-cleaned clothing back in the closet may seem like the natural thing to do, maintain their quality and maximize weara...

Juanita Gets Around Town

Juanita MORE! | Posted 04.07.2012 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

I've always loved vintage kitchen gadgets. I have scoured thrift stores and flea markets for that really cool rare find since my youth. Nowadays, there just isn't as much great stuff out there. Thank God for Cookin'.

Spandex: From Disco To Cure For The Midlife Muffin-Top

www.npr.org | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

When you think of spandex, 1970s disco mania may come to mind. Spandex came off the dance floor and into everyone's closet — stretchy leggings, jump...

Astoria Characters: The Woman Clothed in History

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Pearl Gould's Uncle Elie and Aunt Esther started the Broadway Silk Store during the Great Depression, and it looks much as it did when Hoover was president. Like Pearl, it's stitched together by time.

The Case for Felt

Adrien Field | Posted 11.29.2011 | Style
Adrien Field

When was the last time you thought about felt? Most likely, if it didn't come as a pen tip, then the answer is never.

Fibers for the Future Lie in the Past

Greta Eagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Greta Eagan

The retail industry may have found the silver lining in affordable material sourcing with an eco-added bonus. Now it is time for luxury brands to join the pre-produced material sourcing crowd.

Carbon Nanotube Ink Used To Turn Fabrics Into Batteries

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ordinary cotton and polyester fabrics have been turned into batteries that retain their flexibility. [...] The approach is based on dipping fabrics in...

American Apparel To Sell Bag-O-Scraps (Waste as Product)

Dan Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dan Gould

You've got to hand it to American Apparel -- they're always finding new ways to make tired cotton and spandex duds into something exciting and marketable

(No Longer) Made in Italy

Marta Mondelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marta Mondelli

Could Italian fashion designers better protect their workers? Our government should have protected our precious and now destined-to-be extinct "Made in Italy" tradition.