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NeoCon 2016: 5 Notable Carpet And Textile Trends

Amanda Schneider | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Amanda Schneider

There is a true science and art to imagining, developing and executing each and every one of the stunning textiles and carpets that adorn nearly every...

Summer Destination: Colonial Williamsburg

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was recently invited to serve on the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums. I had known of the museums since my time at Williams College a...

Fashion in an Age of Technology: The London Perspective

Sissi Johnson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology
Sissi Johnson

"Retailers Won't Be The Only Ones Retailing" panel - from left to right: Nick Lisher (Depop), Kelly Kowal (Farfetch), Cherry Collins (Grabble), Ross B...

Poetry Is Everywhere

Poetry Foundation | Posted 04.26.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

On texts and textiles. By Tilleke Schwarz I make hand-embroidered work that contains images, texts, and traditional items such as sampler designs. My...

Hillary, Bill, and Bernie: Free Trade & Industrial Decline

Ian Ference | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Ian Ference

A few rays of sunlight still hit the Schoolfield Complex of Dan River Inc in 2012, as the century-old textile mill was being systematically torn down ...

Cambodia and Laos: Hidden Gems in Angkor Wat and Luang Prabang

David Code | Posted 01.22.2016 | Travel
David Code

"Until I learned English, I felt like a deaf person--surrounded by all these foreigners I couldn't understand," she told me. I knew Christmas in ...

Technicolor Yarn Factory Photos Show Hope For American Industry

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.21.2015 | Arts

In 2010, photographer Chris Payne stepped through a wormhole into the past. OK, not really. But his discovery had the same surreal quality: An old mil...

The Faithful Shopper: Getting Guest Ready

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Spending time with visiting friends and family is such a treat--why have them spend their overnights in a nearby hotel when it's so much more fun for ...

Fashion's Biological Future Is Now

Joshua Katcher | Posted 07.24.2016 | 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.

Princes & Crows Wallpaper, Murals and Decor by Alix Soubiran

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Even since the days of early human existence, mankind has shared an inexplicable need to decorate their humble abodes. From archaic cave drawings to complex hieroglyphs, beautifying the walls which surround us has become a part of human nature.

Why You Should Not Buy New Clothes for 30 Days

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I remember when the light bulb went off. I had just learned that the textile industry is the world's second largest water polluter, after agriculture....

Artist Turns Heavy Metal T-Shirts Into Slightly Frightening Quilts

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts

The world of textile art is an interesting place. We've seen knitted zines, woven pixels, Fiona Apple lyrics as tapestry and a very phallic take on fa...

Faithful Shopper: Fine Furnishings

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.29.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the holidays coming, now is the time to spruce up your home for the inevitable dinners, parties and houseguests that are sure to show up on your ...

The Space Where Zines And Knit Sweaters Overlap

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts

When thinking of bike-centric cities, Los Angeles isn't the first to come to mind. If you're intrigued, however, by the experience of pedaling through...

America's Disappearing Jobs

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business

After the Great Recession, which cost millions of Americans their jobs, the U.S. labor market has begun to heal. So far this year the United States ha...

Artist Weaves Fiona Apple Lyrics Into Turkish Rugs, And We Want Them All

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts

What happens when you combine the saturated, woven beauty of Turkish textiles with the dark, emotional resonance of Fiona Apple lyrics? Thanks to Germ...

Artist Creates Handmade Digital Images By Stitching Pixels

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts

Digital images are everywhere, and artists have reacted appropriately. Some align themselves with the digital flood, giddily exploring all the gli...

Remove, Donate, Swap, Sell... And Repeat

Polina Groman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Polina Groman

Maybe that stunning skirt needs a new home or that delightful dress would have a better life being adorned by a new wearer...

Smarty Pants: Sensor-Laden Fabrics Shape Future Apparel

Melissa Thompson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
Melissa Thompson

While smart textiles for the consumer are still nascent, the decreasing cost and size of sensors, along with the DIY proliferation, will undoubtedly yield more utility from our everyday garb.

Stylification Series. Part One: Caitlyn Chase

Golriz Moeini | Posted 08.24.2014 | Style
Golriz Moeini

I get so excited when I meet designers who work in the fashion industry in Los Angeles. Supporting home-grown designers is important to me. Designers ...

Egypt's Textile Industry Regaining Her Speed

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 04.29.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

In January, I picked up my camera, put on my go-to black dress (which was probably made in China, although it bears a recognizable designer name) and ran to a luncheon, which promised to be monumental in the long history of conflict between Israeli and Arab record.

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!

St. Frank: Sharing the Beauty in Social, and the Dignity in Enterprise

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 02.09.2014 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

It all boils down to one realization: I learned to see and expose the beauty and dignity in the children I was trying to help, instead of merely throwing dollar bills at them like they were problems.

The Faithful Shopper: Guide for Gifts

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Welcome to Black Friday, and the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season! My next two reports will focus on some of my favorite places for gif...

The Importance of Art Conservation: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.