Vikki Haffenden

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Secret Everyday Lives of Stormtroopers Reveal That They're Just like Us

Have you ever wondered what an Imperial Stormtrooper does on their day off? Photographer Jorge Pérez Higuera has, and his series <i>The Other Side</i> takes an amusingly revealing look at what that entails. Turns out, it’s not all that different from us: they’re reading food labels at the grocery store; …

Working-class

Gucci’s new era: three things you need to know

Usually, newly installed designers have months to plot their pilot collection at a house, planning everything from the first stitch to the final bow. For his debut at Gucci for AW15 menswear, a then-unknown Alessandro Michele had five days, thanks to the premature departure of previous creative …

Pin money: the numbers behind hand knitting

An interview with Ruth Saunders at Imperial Business Intelligence.<p>An interview with Scott Jacobsen at Trusted Clothes.<p>We're stoked to be appearing in …

Designer Interview: Talia Hussain, founder of Ramnation Knitwear

Shares 0<p>We tackle supply chain transparency, poverty wages, toxic chemicals and social injustice with Talia Hussain at knitwear brand …

Redesigning plants: Five food ideas for the future

While clean eating is the food movement of the moment, conceptual designers are looking ahead to what we’ll be growing and eating decades in the …

Nayna McIntosh interview - Hope Clothing

Shares 0<p>We talk to ex-retailer Nayna McIntosh about her most personal project to date, her new womenswear label Hope<p>When Nayna McInstosh approached …

Fresh developments from spider silk maker

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, a developer of spider silk-based fibres, has filed two additional patents to strengthen its intellectual property …

How to Make Crispy Potatoes in a Food Dehydrator

Use a dehydrator to make crispy potatoes similar in texture -- but healthier -- than salted-and-fried potato chips. Potatoes have as much or more …

Dehydrator Sheets and Recipes

Recipes That Use Your Dehydrator Sheets<p>If you haven't found a good recipe that involves your dehydrator sheets, here are 3 recipes to help you get …

12 tips for best practice manufacture in India

From navigating cultural expectations to planning production schedules to shipping and duties, Shari Keller from Mehera Shaw gives 12 top tips for …

What Does Sustainability Mean To A Garment Technologist?

Garment technology is an exciting role because it involves so many different areas of the business, linking the supply chain right through to the …

Dennis Severs' House - 18 Folgate Street

18 Folgate Street<p>Dennis Severs’ House at 18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields is more than just a time capsule. It is both a breathtaking and an intimate …

East London

TOFT HQ Open Days | TOFT

OPEN DAYS AND SPECIAL EVENTS<p>Here at TOFT we like to celebrate a shared love for knitting and crochet with special events for crafters and their …

The World’s First Shoe Upper Made of Ocean Waste

adidas is taking the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to a whole new level. They’ve teamed up with Parley for the Oceans, an …

United Nations

British Brand Wants To Revolutionize Fashion By Turning You Into The Designer

The London fashion startup Knyttan rethinks everything from manufacturing to design to give consumers power over their wardrobe.<p>When you get a new shirt or pair of pants, the process is typically the same. Browse your favorite online or brick-and-mortar store, hem and haw over how it makes you look …

Slavery

“Undo” Laces Offset the Carbon Footprint of Your Shoe

A physical footprint isn’t the only thing your running shoes might be leaving behind. According to a 2013 study by MIT’s Materials Systems …

Eco Fashion

INTERVIEW: Nudie Jeans is Changing the Culture of Denim Ownership

Nudie Jeans is changing the ownership model for denim jeans and providing best in class stewardship for transparency. The company is at the top of …

CSR

Zady’s U.S.-Made Organic T-Shirt is the Epitome of Slow Fashion

When is a T-shirt more than just another T-shirt? For ethical e-tailer Zady, the perfect topper is one that is as beautiful as the journey it took to …

Eco Fashion

These Sensory-Friendly Clothes Make It Easier to Keep Autistic Kids Safe

Some autistic children wander, unbeknownst to their parents or even themselves, but new GPS wearables can help ease the worries of lost kiddos. …

Eco Fashion

Wool Season 2015

At long last we have had some fine weather in Shetland which has spurred on the shearing and we now are well and truly into our wool season. All …

Bath Knitting & Crochet Guild - exploring the archive

The Fashion Museum is one of the world’s great museum collections of historical and fashionable dress, and is designated as a collection of …

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

I first saw the <i>Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty</i> exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art back in 2011, and it stuck with me as one of the …

Alexander McQueen

We now have a spacecraft that is propelled by sunlight alone

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has been successfully deployed above Earth. On June 11, the LightSail satellite overcame a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.<p>The prototype …

Space Travel

Alberto Bustos’ Paperlike Ceramics Imitate Sprouting Blades of Grass | Colossal

<p>Inspired by forms of vegetation, Spanish artist Alberto Bustos' pieces appear like blades of grass sprouting from the earth, stretching and curling …