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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.

From the Wool Factory to the Rooms of Penhas Douradas Hotel

Sivan Askayo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

The story of Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel starts in the village of Manteigas, down the mountain hills of Serra da Estrela in Central Portugal. What used to be an abandoned building of the old Imperio Wool Factory, is now known as The Burel Factory.

10 Questions With Indie.Author Hugh Howey

Jason Derr | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Jason Derr

Some authors are making a killing writing and publishing on their own. Others, like Hugh Howey, are changing the game -- becoming hybrid authors walking the line between indie and mainstream publishing.

Protecting Your Goods While Traveling

Adam Pervez | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Adam Pervez

We've all heard the horror stories from friends and fellow travelers you meet on the road. Some involve falling asleep and the waking up with missing gear. Others involve being held up at gunpoint. Sometimes it's just a good, old-fashioned pickpocket.

Hugh Howey and the Bestseller Myth

J.E. Fishman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Books
J.E. Fishman

Because I've followed Hugh Howey's work, I can say with confidence that the Journal's assertion that Howey is "a slick marketer" is utter bunk, and I think he'd be the first to admit that.

How 'Wool' Changed Publishing

Hugh Howey | Posted 05.11.2013 | Books
Hugh Howey

A million bucks on the table--on two different tables--and we walked away. Were we crazy?

Studio View: Jodi Colella, Fiber Artist

Hilary Harkness | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

Colella has a degree in biology, and her artworks often resemble natural forms. A piece in progress on a wall has gnarly twigs suspended by and interconnected with tendrils of pale skeins of fiber.

How My Self-Published Book Became A Hot Movie Property

Hugh Howey | Posted 07.23.2012 | Books
Hugh Howey

Ridley Scott. One of the few directors whose name alone can sell tickets. A legend in his own time. And now he's negotiating for the rights to my self-published book.

Lambing Season on the Farm (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Spring is lambing season, and so we wanted to visit a farm that specializes in raising lambs. SuDan Farm, located in Canby, Oregon, does just that; it raises lambs for meat, breeding stock and for value-added wool products.

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Vested Interest: Business Is Booming For Rick Santorum Sweater Vest Maker | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.26.2012 | Small Business

Rick Santorum made the sweater vest cool again. Campaign battle-cries like "fear the vest" and "sleeves slow you down" empowered high school history t...

A 150 Mile Wardrobe: How One Closet Helped Kickstart a Local Economy (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

2011-09-27-Screenshot20110927at5.55.13PM.jpg "In 1965, 95% of the clothing in a typical American's closet was made in America... today less than 5% of our clothes are made here."

Increased Lamb Prices Help Sheep Farmers Prosper

AP | By BETSY BLANEY | Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

LUBBOCK, Texas -- In his 33 years raising sheep in West Texas, Glen Fisher has never seen it so good. Demand by U.S. consumers is up, imports are dow...

When Fashion Meets Compassion. Vaute Couture's Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart.

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ari Solomon

At a dinner party recently I was introduced to Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, the founder of Vaute Couture. Vaute Couture, a play on "haute couture", the V is...

Prince Charles: Wear Wool, It's Eco-Friendly And Fabulous

Treehugger | Bonnie Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Prince Charles has a new project. He is pushing wool as a fashionable and eco-friendly fabric for clothes. With the trend for throwaway instant fashio...

Italian Textile Royalty: Milano Unica

Nancy Tilghman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nancy Tilghman

Milano Unica will not only be a textile fair. It will also present, for the first time ON STAGE-- an unveiling of ten emerging fashion talents from around the world.

5 Eco-Pillow Options For Greener, Healthier Sleep

ecofabulous | Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Do you know what's in bed with you? With their eyes shut to the eco options that abound, most Americans rest their heads on cotton or polyester pillow...

Fashion Alert: Cruelty is so Last Season!

Anne Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anne Sullivan

Lynne Cheney had a big fur collar on the coat she wore to the inauguration. Figures, with a husband who shoots at living creatures as a hobby (and I don't just mean ducks).

What IS An Organic Mattress?

New York Times | Julie Scelfo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In recent decades, most mattresses have been made either with metal springs sandwiched between layers of polyurethane foam, or with just foam. In show...