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Project Runway's Helen Castillo and Her No-Frills Take on Fashion

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.07.2015 | Style
Lauren Kruczyk

Recently, Helen Castillo of "Project Runway All Stars" visited Houston for the Vanity event at Henke and Pillot--a fashion event featuring local models, a cocktail hour, live entertainment, giveaways and a runway show viewing with designers.

The Quest for Asia's Next Manufacturing Miracle

Sabina Dewan | Posted 05.03.2015 | World
Sabina Dewan

Countries should encourage the development of large, legitimate trade unions that truly represent workers' interests and engage productively with employers, rather than stamping out strikes in the fear that they will drive away business.

The Class of 2013: Being The Difference

Eduardo Balarezo | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Eduardo Balarezo

This past July, I landed at Baltra's Galapagos airport with an unusual level of anticipation. I go to the Galapagos every quarter but this time it...

The Two Steps to Building a Billion Dollar Brand

Lili Balfour | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Lili Balfour

Why do some brands achieve astronomical success while comparable brands fade into oblivion? The answer lies in the consumers' hearts and minds. Winn...

Accountability for the Bangladesh Building Collapse: Blame Game or Real Change?

Beth English | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Beth English

If history is any guide, progress on workplace standards in Bangladesh and in other developing countries will be difficult to achieve and slow in coming.

Dave Jamieson

Unions To 'Unionmade' Apparel Maker: You're Fakers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

The leading federation for organized labor has sent a stern cease-and-desist letter to "Unionmade," the trendy apparel maker whose products, it turns ...

The Sweep of an Elegant Toe: Comme il faut, Buenos Aires

Terence Clarke | Posted 11.28.2011 | Style
Terence Clarke

Alicia Muñiz and Raquel Coltrinari are the owners of Comme il Faut, an eight year-old Buenos Aires company specializing in the design and manufacture of extremely elegant women's shoes, and they are defying the historical tide.

What Not to Wear!

Mattias Wallander | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

While we can make good and responsible choices as consumers, we should also be aware of what the brands we consume are up to while producing the items we buy. While recycling textiles is important, their production is also an important environmental issue.

Janell Ross

Corporate Silence: Brands Profess Ignorance Of Alleged Worker Abuses at Overseas Factories | Janell Ross | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

A month after a prominent human rights group accused major American brands of purchasing clothing from a factory in Jordan that systematically abuses ...

Fashion-ABLE Haiti

Evie Evangelou | Posted 09.06.2011 | Impact
Evie Evangelou

View image Italy, the country of the Mecca of the Milano Prêt-a-porter has become the launching ground for Fashion-ABLE Haiti, an initiative of the...

So Out, It's In: The Anti-"It" Bag

Lindsay Mannering | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lindsay Mannering

Considering the recent economic downturn, it may be time to give up on "it" bags. The seasonal crop of trendy bags from luxury labels like YSL, Marc ...

Schwarzenegger's Teenage Son Starts Business with Charitable Focus

Ayo Adeyeye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ayo Adeyeye

Doing business and philanthropy with style. That's the idea behind Project360, a clothing and accessories retail business founded by high school student Patrick Schwarzenegger and two friends.

Turista Clothing Launches Its Website

Limari Colon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Limari Colon

Turista Clothing "encourages people to express themselves individually and take a stand against trends, fads and more importantly expensive fashion."

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.

REI Co-Op Members Rise Up: My Agitprop Job App

Jeff Ballinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Ballinger

This may seem like a cheeky way to get my job application read, but I'm telling you in all sincerity that there are things that your co-op can do that are game-changing.

Apparel Industry on Verge of Unified Environmental Assessment Tool

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

Outdoor Industry Association's Eco Index is prime time for piloting, meaning the Beta Version is now available on the new Eco Index site here for ind...

Climate Change, Blue Jeans, and Jobs

Bob Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Fisher

Why would an apparel company care about climate policy? When you think about it, a changing climate actually has a direct impact on business. The apparel sector is fundamentally dependent on cotton.

Bikini Graffiti: What Age Is Your Butt Better Off Bare?

Leisa Naples | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Leisa Naples

Don't stray far from your personal style just because you are a new mom.

Women, Pants, & Politics

Tove Hermanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tove Hermanson

In every major instance of feminist upheaval, women's clothing has been examined as both a symbolic and literal reflection of women's inequality in society.

John Waters on Fashion

Tove Hermanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tove Hermanson

A long standing fan of director / writer John Waters, I am delighted that the Pope of Trash is appearing with greater frequency in periodicals these days due to his new book Role Models.

The Style Evangelist: Lloyd Boston

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mary Hall

What do you do if you can't afford a celebrity stylist? Good news, help is on the way, in the form of accessible advice from celebrity stylist Lloyd Boston.

Say No to the Easter Dress: Pass Over Tradition!

Leisa Naples | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Leisa Naples

Three looks you can easily create for your little fashionista without spending a lot of time or money.

The Politics of Mannequins, Part II

Tove Hermanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tove Hermanson

Picking up from where I left off, I'm going to address mannequins' evolution in the second half of the 20th century.

Victoria's Secret Supermodels Celebrate The 15th Anniversary Of The Swim Catalogue

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This week at the SLS Hotel, Supermodels Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, and Alessandra Ambrosio partied in celebration of the Victoria's Secret Swims...

Mannequins in Art

Tove Hermanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tove Hermanson

As mannequins have been anatomically perfected and increasingly incorporated into the public sphere via window displays, they have also been utilized by artists other than window dressers.