Textiles

Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress Ideas from Reformation, H&M and Daughters of Simone | Brides

Today, the world is celebrating the environmental crusade and movement known as Earth Day. But for many brands, that eco-conscious mindset has become a way of life and integral to their business. For a long time, fashion and sustainability were thought to be working in opposition to one another, …

Dresses

Tommy Bahama Indoor Outdoor Tropical Island Hopping Emerald Fabric

<b>Tommy Bahama versatile fabric is perfect for your outdoor porch and indoor sun room. Its versatility is only matched by its durability. This fabric</b> …

Interior Design

MULTI COLORED OTOMI TAPESTRY / TABLECLOTH

This gorgeous piece of artwork is truly stunning. Made for use as a tablecloth, we feel this hand embroidered, multi-colored Otomi piece is used best …

Design

Fashion businesses rip plan to tear Garment District from Midtown

The fate of the city’s Garment District is hanging by a thread.

New York City

Fashion-forward New York City should invest in garment industry

We endorse the city’s comprehensive, two-pronged strategy to secure New York’s future as a fashion capital.

Urban Planning

Ikea's new collection celebrates bold '70s textiles

Ikea collaborated with Swedish design collective 10-gruppen<p>Ikea’s latest collection could be described as a “pattern explosion”—in the best possible sense, that is. Teaming up with 10-gruppen, the group of Swedish textile designers from the 1970s, the furniture giant has unveiled Avsiktlig, “a …

Furniture

Meet The Inspiring Pup And Human Behind This Ethical Clothing Line, Hand Loomed In India

Let’s take you back to 2014, when Milo and Nicki first met. Milo, the adorable pup pictured, quickly became Nicki’s rock during a time of change and …

Clothing

Bridesmaid gown-The Indian Way

It is summers already and we want to cut them straight with those short dresses, off-shoulders and hot pants. But have you noticed it yet, your …

Weddings

24 Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands That Are Stylish And Helping To Save The Planet

Rid yourself of fast fashion and check out these sustainable brands instead.<p>Posted on April 21, 2017, 16:31 GMT<p>Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed<p>Alternative Apparel / alternativeapparel.com<p>Alternative Apparel / alternativeapparel.com<p><b>Eco Cred:</b> This simple, comfortable brand uses non-toxic, low-impact dyes on …

Clothing

“Pirate Printers” Transfer New Urban Designs on Clothing Using Manhole Covers

Guerilla printing collective Raubdruckerin (“Pirate Printers”) has taken their urban printing technique on the road, embarking on a two-month tour around Europe. Based in Berlin, the group keeps an eye out for geometric patterns on city streets—printing t-shirts and tote bags with eco-friendly ink …

Street Art

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles Exhibit

As many of my readers know, my former career was in museum work. I was a collections curator–a job I absolutely loved. So for me, it’s pretty …

Design

These Designers Prove Sustainable Fashion Doesn’t Have to Be Drab

Every year, Earth Day rolls around and gets us thinking about fashion’s environmental impact, and every year we vow to shop less, educate ourselves (and others) about manufacturing and production, and prioritize ethical designers in our closets. But to be honest, that’s easier said than done. …

Fashion

I converted to a silk pillowcase and this was the outcome

After a dermatologist recommended converting to a silk pillowcase to help with dry skin, I was hesitant. Aside from the costly price, it was hard to …

Skin Care

High

Noticed recently: Velvet and linen throw pillows at West Elm with an unmistakable similarity to designer Kirsten Hecktermann’s hand-dyed velvet …

Home Decorating

21-Year-Old Artist Brings History to Life Through Color (18 photos)

Marina Amaral is a young Brazilian digital artist that believes, ‘color has the power to bring life back to the most important moments.’<p>Driven by her …

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This print isn’t actually called gingham, so that’s confusing

<b>If you’d asked me this morning what that pattern is called, I would have told you it was gingham.</b><p>I’d have been so sure that it’s called gingham that …

Jameson: How to buy a rug, part 1: Meet the dealer

Marni Jameson, Special to The Denver PostTying 1,264 knots per square inch, this Turkish weaver will take 14 months to complete this hand-knotted, …

Home Decorating

Freehand Profit Creates Sneaker Mask for Afew's Diadora Collab

In celebration of their new collaboration with Diadora, Afew has tapped Freehand Profit to create a one-of-a-kind mask to further commemorate the …

Sneakers

Engineers use Comet supercomputer to develop a plastic fabric that cools the skin

Stanford University researchers, with the aid of the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer at UC San Diego, have engineered a low-cost …

Materials Science

Gypsy Lane – The Story Behind the Quilt

When I am not quilting I enjoy researching my family tree, and trying to discover all I can about the people who have paved the way before me. I am …

Genealogy

Nasa scientists combine fashion and engineering by 3D printing fabric for space

Nasa scientists are designing metal fabrics that could one day be used for astronaut spacesuits, to shield a spacecraft from meteorites, or for …

3D Printing

Model Looms Discovered in 2,100-Year-Old Tomb in China

CHENGDU, CHINA—<i>Live Science</i> reports that miniature silk looms have been found in a 2,100-year-old tomb in southwestern China. “We are very sure that …

China

The Market this weekend at Lexington Convention Center | Lexington Herald Leader

Nearly 200 exhibitors will show and sell art, crafts and specialty foods at Kentucky Crafted: The Market this weekend at the Lexington Convention …

Art

The Honorable Lynn C. Woolsey

"It Was Important That I Be Popular"<p>The Honorable Lynn C. Woolsey recalls the lessons she learned growing up in the 1950s.<p>The Honorable Lynn C. …

American History

How to Grow Your Own Cotton

I really want to teach my kids where things come from. I wanted to show them how their clothes are made from natural resources like cotton. This year …

Gardening

Having fun with fabric

Wood fashioned into lace and sculpted into evening dresses: The Hanae Mori Manuscrit label led the way this Tokyo Fashion Week in showing the world …

Fashion

See Joanna Gaines' Sweet Kids' Clothing Line for Matilda Jane

The Fixer Upper star knocked it out of the park with her designs for kids—and moms, too!<p>Joanna Gaines of HGTV's <i>Fixer Upper</i> has tackled the world of making people's homes look worlds better, and now, she's dipped her toe into a whole new frontier: fashion and lifestyle! Late last year, Gaines …

Texas

Hardscaping 101: Outdoor Fabric Care

Often referred to as high-performance fabric, outdoor fabric is the textile equivalent of a race car. Finely tuned to stand up to the elements …

Landscaping

Iris van Herpen to be celebrated in an exhibition

The futuristic fashion designer gets a new show<p>Iris van Herpen has always been known for her cutting-edge fashion, testing the boundaries of what fabric is and can do. Now, a new exhibition at The Dallas Museum of Art is set to celebrate her work. From May 21 to August 20, the institution will …

Fashion Photography

7 Stylish, Eco-Friendly Labels That Do Good

Imagine if every time you bought a product you knew exactly where it came from, who made it, but even more importantly you'd know that it's making a …

Sustainability