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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 07.30.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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.

The Utility of Fashion

Francesca Koe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Francesca Koe

Let's be frank -- I am not a fashionista. The last time I may have even been remotely on the cusp of being fashionable was well-over a decade ago, (u...

Street Art 'Invasion' of New York Cut Short

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

An internationally known European street artist had a "residency" in NYC last month before being arrested on the street by police last week. Invade...

Why I Shopped For Wedding Gowns...Before I Was Even Engaged

Ilana Winter | Posted 08.06.2013 | Weddings
Ilana Winter

Here's what I learned: Wedding dresses have transformative powers. Seriously. I'm not even in a relationship, and still my appearance seemed to drastically change before my eyes all because of a beautiful white dress.

In Woodbridge, Beauty Is in the Details

Colin Darke | Posted 08.05.2013 | Detroit
Colin Darke

"Objects of love" is an accurate description of the works by Maria Soledad Jofre and the works by Kelly Darke that are currently on view for the grand opening exhibit at Live Coal Gallery in Detroit.

The Real Cost of Clothing

Mattias Wallander | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Mattias Wallander

Why did production in such a factory continue to go on even though conditions were known to be dangerous? As you can likely guess, the reasons were purely financial.

People Dying For Our Clothes

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

We already know that our banks remain too big to fail, threatening regular people with crisis. Now, a parallel reality is emerging in the garment trade: Most of our clothing is produced by global enterprises so vast and complex that they are simply too big to supervise.

Fighting Climate Change and Creating "Green Jobs": Is Hemp the Silver Bullet?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Given all of these benefits, why have Obama and the political establishment chosen to remain silent? The explanation has to do with retrograde and backward beliefs which have been hindering environmental progress for a generation.

PHOTOS: Surprising Palestinian Styles

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Can a culture be preserved and reconstructed through its costumes?

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.