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LOOK: Stunning Card Tricks

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

With a penchant for the whirls of fortune and a clin d'oeil to the relativity of vision, the Swiss-Italian artist Christian Tagliavini issues his very...

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.?

I'm Boycotting Macy's; And You Should Too

David Shuster | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business
David Shuster

Given Macy's continued alignment with Donald Trump and promotion of his Chinese made clothing line, it is now clear that the department store giant is...

Meet Anh, Superheroine Stitching Together a Better Society

Adam Pervez | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Adam Pervez

Anh has never let her disability slow her down. Instead, she worked twice as hard to get where she is today. She sees the ability in others instead of the disABILITY and others achieve more than they ever thought they could. This is her strength. That is her superpower.

Makers Of Odor-Eliminating Underwear Surprised At Product's Popularity

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.12.2012 | Small Business

A product developed in Japan to help those with serious intestinal problems is seeing sales skyrocket thanks to another needy and, frankly, huge marke...

Textile Recycling: (Don't) Curb Your Enthusiasm

Mattias Wallander | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

It looks like cities are finally taking note that recycling textiles doesn't just cost them -- but could actually help them earn too.

Telling Stories Through Textiles

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 10.29.2012 | Arts

The late Canadian artist Rosita Johanson (1937-2007) was a visual storyteller. Originally a dressmaker, Johanson transferred her talents to embroidery...

Keep California Green and Charitable

Mattias Wallander | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

California is a model state when it comes to waste reduction, aiming to reduce waste going into landfills by 75 percent by 2020. But there is a new obstacle for California's efforts to reduce waste and it's sitting on Governor Jerry Brown's desk as I type.

It's Time for Back-To-School Shopping! Here's How to Green Your Routine

Mattias Wallander | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

During the holiday-season toys are king, and Halloween is all about the candy, but going back-to-schools means new school supplies and a new fall wardrobe, including backpacks, sneakers, fall sweaters and winter coats.

Fashion Boot Camp: Training Young Designers to Be Eco-Ethical

HooplaHa | Posted 10.22.2012 | Good News
HooplaHa

Fashion Fights Poverty aims to alleviate poverty through creativity by teaching our future generations to be socially responsible.

A Review of Alexander Girard

Dorothy Cosonas | Posted 10.02.2012 | Books
Dorothy Cosonas

Todd Oldham and Kiera Coffee truly had a passion for this project. Their background in design and publishing contributed to the layout, imagery and overall point of view of this very special book.

Washington's Jingoist Reaction to Olympic Uniforms Scandal Fails to Address Lack of U.S.-Made Garments

Steven Kurlander | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Steven Kurlander

What's embarrassing is not so much that the Lauren uniforms were manufactured by Chinese laborers, but how Washington continues to fail to address the significant issue highlighted by this: our dependence on importing our clothes from overseas.

T-Shirt Blues: The Environmental Impact of a T-Shirt

Mattias Wallander | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Did you know that the t-shirt and jeans you are wearing cost the Earth 2,200 gallons of water, enough to fill a small tanker truck?

Sewing Success: How Textile Jobs Help Reduce Poverty

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

For millions of poor, unskilled workers, textile manufacturing is a gateway to start getting out of poverty.

Bolivia and Peru

Cher Coulter | Posted 06.08.2012 | Style
Cher Coulter

As a designer, exploring the world is vital. The people who color their world in beautiful clothing and ornaments, who live simple farmers' lives and never stop smiling, offer a dose of clarity to such a clouded westernized conscience.

Michael Cummings - 30 Years of Quilt-Making

Kyra E. Hicks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts
Kyra E. Hicks

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Survey Says... Convenience Is the Name of the Recycling Game

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

While we're out improving access to textile recycling in communities across the country, we are sometimes confronted with the notion that thrift stores and charities already collect most unwanted clothing. The facts don't support that line of thinking.

Lauren Luloff's Recent Small Works at Horton Gallery

Kari Adelaide | Posted 03.22.2012 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

2012-03-22-Screenshot20120322at12.39.17PM.png Luloff's process of laboriously layering oil, bleached bed sheets and vintage fabric endow the pieces with a raw yet tidy magnitude of depth.

Why Ban Textiles From Landfills?

Mattias Wallander | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

We need to change our mindset and accept that recyclables encompass far more than just the bottles and cans we are so accustomed to tossing in the trusty blue bin.

The Not One Sock Resolution

Mattias Wallander | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Last spring I asked people to take the Not One Sock Pledge and commit to one year of not throwing any single textile in the trash. So my resolution, not a moment too soon, is to adhere to this pledge.

Dave Jamieson

Rural South Carolina Waits In Vain For Job Creators

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. -- It's been more than two years since Frederick Parker had a decent full-time job. Standing outside the state workforce office...

"Slowly Seeping Through My Hands:" The Wearable Art of Nikoline Liv Andersen

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 02.06.2012 | Style
Evelyne Politanoff

Why should we live if we must die? It is one of the questions Danish artist Nikoline Liv Andersen puts us in  this exhibition.

Peru, Fashion Muse

Leora Novick | Posted 01.30.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

While each village continues to add their own personal flavor, the core traditions of the Quechua people are still the a vibrant thread in Peru's fashion scene.

Journey To Lake Sebu In The Philippines

John Robshaw | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
John Robshaw

Having fallen in deep with a Philippine gang in NYC that would descend upon me armed with deadly leche flan and delicious pork dishes, I was invited to come over to their homeland to see the abaca that I have long admired from the island of Mindanao.

America Recycles Day: Get Involved

Mattias Wallander | Posted 12.27.2011 | Impact
Mattias Wallander

America Recycles Day serves as a great reminder to all Americans that we are responsible for doing our part for the planet.