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Egypt's Textile Industry Regaining Her Speed

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 03.03.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | 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 Levin | Posted 02.09.2014 | Good News
Erin Levin

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.

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.