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Que se cache-t-il derrière la fabrication d’un T-shirt bon marché ?

<b>Dans nos sociétés de consommation, il est devenu normal d’acheter des vêtements au gré des modes, promotions, coups de cœur, à des prix défiant toute</b> …

'Made in USA' fuels new manufacturing hubs in apparel

New York City, including Manhattan's historic Garment District, is commonly known as a fashion capital of the world. But glimmers of new and revived apparel hubs are emerging in smaller cities, fueled by rising production costs overseas and a growing appetite for "Made in USA" goods.<p>More small …

Voices of Industry

According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association report released last week, 97.5% of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally. For the past two years, this number has been in decline (albeit in the decimals) as the Made in USA movement gains more and more momentum, with …

Hiroko Takeda's 3D Textiles

Since 2010, Hiroko Takeda has helmed an eponymous design studio that produces artistically superior textiles for the home and beyond. More than just furnishings, her works are often stand-alone art pieces hailing from a rich imagination and desire to explore. While Takeda has predominantly …

Forget about cotton, we could be making textiles from banana and pineapple

Cotton makes up a third of fibre consumption in the textile industry, according to a global apparel fibre consumption report (pdf) published in 2013. The cotton production industry is labour intensive and involves a lot of sweat, chemicals and fresh water.<p>Could a number of innovations from natural …

Text(ile) Messages: Cozy Up To Glitch Art

Phillip Stearns weaves gorgeous blankets and tapestries from the unlikely media of fried cameras and digital error.<p>For multimedia artist Phillip Stearns, 2012 was the Year of the Glitch. Every day for a year, he posted a piece of his “glitch art” to the project’s Tumblr page, as a way of, as he put …

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This startup will make a perfectly fitted custom shirt for you — based on your selfie

ShirtCycle Experts say men with high-pressure jobs need to look their best if they want to get ahead. But they also say those same professionals should expect to work long hours.<p>That leads to a problem: How can men find the time to look great in well-fitting clothes when they're sometimes working …