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An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres: Please Remember Animals

Chris Sosa | Posted 09.23.2015 | Green
Chris Sosa

More than 100,000 Care2 members have signed my petition protesting your decision to include the skins of animals in the ED by Ellen clothing line, which is confirmed to feature leather and may include other animal-derived products.

Farrah Fawcett-Majors Made Me Realize I'm Super Gay

Michael C. Bryan | Posted 09.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael C. Bryan

I always told people I didn't know I was gay as a kid. But there it was, a photo of me, at 12, wearing a Farrah Fawcett-Majors T-shirt. In Montana.

The Faithful Shopper: Services I Swear By

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
Read More: Shopping, Services, High-End Repair Shops, Cleaners, Restorers, Jimmy Choos, Cashmere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Handbag, Luggage, Leather, Leather Spa, 55 West 55th Street, Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street, The Plaza Hotel, 1 West 58th Street, Jim's Shoe Repair, 50 East 59th Street, Straps, Tips, Soles, Boots, Belts, Handbags, 1130 Madison Avenue, Hillel Tenenbaum, Zippers, Handles, Patching, Piping, Magnetic Snaps, Hardware Repair, Replacement, Suitcase, Briefcase Repair, Leather Garment Repair, Alteration, Hardware Re-Plating, Crystal Replacement, Hand-Beaded, Alligator, Lizard, Cut Steel Beaded Bags, Minaudieres, Chanel, Fendi, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Valentine, Rockstud, Superior Leather Restorers, 383 Fifth Avenue, Lettered Embossing, Madame Paulette, 1255 2nd Avenue, Cleaning, Alterations, Restoration, Bridal, Designer, Suede, Couture, Vintage, Hand Laundering of Shirts, European Tailoring, Soft Home Furnishings, Water Damage, Fire, Smoke, Home Closet Organization, Garment Storage, Packing, Slate, 107 Horatio Street, Silver Polishing, Jean's Silversmiths, 16 West 45th Street, Sterling Silver Flatware American, English, Danish, German and European Sterling Pieces, Sterling Hollowware, Bowls, Trays, Cups, Tea and Coffee Service, Candlesticks, Candy Dishes and More. Repairs by the Shop's Experts Restore Items Marred by Dullness, Dents, Scratches, Stains, Knife Blades, Silver and Gold Plating, Raphael Silver Repair & Antiques, 14 West 45th Street, Polishes and Restores Sterling Silver, Antique Sterling Silver Goods, Tea Sets, Kiddush Cups, Goblets, Antique and Art Restoration, Hess Restoration, 20 West 22nd Street, Lladró Figurine, Landscape Painting, Mexican Pottery, Museums, Antique Dealers, Private Collectors, Fine Crystal, China Manufacturers, Porcelain, Ceramics, Glassware, Silver, Lacquer, Ivory, Enamel, Paintings, Antique Clocks, Picture Frames, Lamps, Marble, Fine Wood Objects, Knife and Scissor Sharpening, Westpfal Henry and Company, 115 West 25th Street, Sharpening Company, Stylist Shears, Manicure Instruments, Swiss Army Knives, Tool and Knife Sharpening, Cutlery, Leatherworking Tools, Faith Hope Consolo, Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, Soho, Artbag, Drycleaners, New York News
Faith Hope Consolo

Manhattan is brimming with all types of services, from high-end repair shops and cleaners to prime restorers and more, to keep all of your luxury and beloved belongings in top shape.

From Pineapple to Puma (VIDEO) | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts

Leather made of pineapple?! Well, not exactly. Carmen Hijosa is the brain behind the new textile Pinatex, which by the first glance and touch might ...

Selena Gomez Wears Leather Pants For A Night Out

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment

Leather was the fabric of choice for Selena Gomez when she stepped out in West Hollywood Thursday night.  The 23-year-old "Good for You" singer, ...

Real Leather Without Animal Slaughter? Scientists Are Working On It

Today | Jade Walker | Posted 07.28.2015 | Style
Read More: Leather, Style News

One day there might be animal leather products that even vegans can get behind.  ...

Fashion's Biological Future Is Now

Joshua Katcher | Posted 07.24.2015 | Style
Joshua Katcher

In an industry notorious for transience, flux and experimentation, it's counterintuitive to consider that the fashion system is stuck in a rut when it comes to materials and real sustainability.

About Style

Mimi Raad | Posted 05.28.2015 | Style
Mimi Raad

Getting dressed with style implicates elegance, and elegance is not a matter of taste it's a moral quality as well. Elegance comes from the inside. Style doesn't lie. It's a personal construction, the expression of our deep desire and taste.

Fashion's Finest Tree Huggers

Bianca Heyward | Posted 06.08.2015 | Style
Bianca Heyward

Fashion is typically forgotten when thinking about environmental issues. Luckily, some big names in the industry are helping to bring it to the forefront of global issues -- voicing their opinions through their social media accounts and beyond.

The Faithful Shopper: Favorite Flagships

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.16.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

One of the great advantages of shopping in the greatest retail city in the world is that we can visit each designer or brand's largest statement stores (aka flagships).

Faithful Shopper: Beach Babies

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.14.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We've all had it with ice and snow -- it's time for sun and sand! Escape for a few days of warmth by the sea, and attire yourself accordingly from any of the stores below.

Masam: Material World (Video) | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

Perfection, excellence and beauty -- you won't find many creative people who don't seek these ideals in their work, from the surliest, most DIY of DIY bands to the most unashamedly elitist luxury car manufacturers.

Spotlight on Austin's Noah Marion Quality Goods

Sarah Stodola | Posted 04.05.2015 | Small Business
Sarah Stodola

It makes for a dramatic entrance, stepping off Austin's South Lamar Boulevard into Noah Marion's combination shop, cafe and studio. To the left is a long counter, above which a neon sign beckons visitors to "Live Well."

Learn To Rock A Leather Jacket From The Pros

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 09.16.2014 | Style

If there's one piece of clothing that defines cool, it's the leather jacket. Just ask any celebrity -- they've been rocking the classic look in the ed...

Top, Bottom & Versatile 101: Nicholas Snow Explains it All for Your Straight Friends (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

So if you don't want to answer you mom's questions, or have those awkward conversations in the produce aisle, just send them a link to this episode.

The #1 Fashion Accessory Every Middle-Aged Woman Needs To Wear

Felice Shapiro | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Ok ladies, there happens to be an acceptable fashion accessory this season that we all have in our closets. Hint: it's leather, you used to borrow it from your boyfriend, it covers your arms, it makes you feel Bad Ass.

International Mr. Leather and the Conflict of Exclusivity Within the LGBT Community (NSFW)

Eric Barry | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Barry

How do groups that have traditionally been marginalized create a safe-space for themselves without simultaneously enacting the same exclusionary policies they've been fighting against?

SXSW Street Style: Who Says Good Things Must Come To An End?

Kitty Cash | Posted 05.17.2014 | Style
Kitty Cash

Wrapping up the last days of SXSW I got a chance to see Bird Man, Erykah Badu, Cam'ron, and a few other artists that took me back to the early 2000's. That idea of nostalgia inspired me to hunt for a few trends that never seem to die out!

The Blackfish Effect: How Animal Rights Advocates Are Winning

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Never preachy, the film simply lays bare the facts and lets viewers interpret them. It's the same strategy that animal rights organizations have used for years: Give people the information, and let them decide. And it's working.

The Irreplaceable Tee-Shirt

Mimi Raad | Posted 04.20.2014 | Style
Mimi Raad

I have dozens of them. Loose cuts, tight ones. V neck, round neck, U shape...Long sleeves, short sleeves. Cropped or long. In cotton, jersey, leather, silk. Cannot have enough of them. I slip them under a jacket, a tuxedo, a dress, I sleep in them, go to the gym wearing them ...You name it!

'Whoa Dude!' Leather Daddy & Bears Edition (NSFW)

Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Johnny McGovern is back with the latest installment in his infamous "Whoa Dude!" web series -- and this time it's all about leather, daddies and bears...

Harper's Bazaar Digital Director Chats About Shop Bazaar and Fun Holiday Buys!

Rai Mensah | Posted 02.26.2014 | Style
Rai Mensah

Harper's Bazaar has made the consumer shopping experience just a little easier. With their 'Shop Bazaar' digital boutique established in 2012 they allowed the sophisticated yet tech savvy consumer to shop the pages of their print magazine online.

Ditch That Leather Jacket -- It's All About VEGAN Leather Now

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 12.19.2013 | Style

ATLANTA (AP) — Finding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment. Not this year....

Ho, Ho -- Oh, No! Before You Finish Your Holiday Shopping, Read This

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

You can still buy Sis the sweater and Mom that new purse without getting a lump of coal from Santa for supporting cruelty to animals. Whether you're looking for the latest trends or timeless pieces that are always in style, here's how to do it.

Quality Over Quantity: The Launch of Brett Johnson Co

Rai Mensah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Rai Mensah

But what does it take to achieve a long lasting piece and a line that stands the test of time? A connection with the consumer and quality material. Two very basic fundamentals I believe Brett Johnson Co has mastered.