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material connection
to our world through
cutting edge design

Featured Video – The True Cost of our Cheap Gadgets

From CNN Money and writer Cecilia Wandiga; How to Solve the True Cost of ‘Cheap’.

Wild Silk Markets

In northeast Madagascar, a sustainable silk textile practice gives back to the rich MaMaBay Landscape and its impoverished people.

Saigon Laundry

Saigon Laundry is the fashion brand born of Fashion4Freedom, a full production company created to serve as a responsible alternative to mainstream production and sourcing options.

Ecouterre – H&M Prize

Ecouterre article on H&M’s $1 million prize for the best textile recycling innovations.

Featured Item – French Pillows

These fabulous handmade French fringe pillows are made from a mix of cotton, wool and synthetic yarn, and available through Beklina.

Featured Video – Bureo

Chilean brand Bureo’s ocean collections is made from Nite+Positiva plastic, a unique, fully traceable 100% recyled and recylable nylon fishing net material.

Featured Video – The Artist that paints with Plastic

Mbongeni Buthelezi is a South African artist that paints wtih upcycled plastic waste instead of paint.

Featured Video – Looptworks Neoprene Project

Co-founder Scott Hamlin discusses upcycling excess neoprenene from the wetsuit industry to create limited eidition laptop sleeves.

The Art of Bhutanese Weaving from Dara Artisans

Textile experts widely acknowledge Bhutanese weaving to be among the most sophisticated and time consuming in the world.

Inzuki Designs

Inzuki is a Rwandan brand specializing in hand made jewelry, accessories and interior decor made from local materials.

KUR

KᚸR is a contemporary women’s wear brand that incorporates Sri Lankan Dutch lace into a contemporary fashion collection.

Artisan Resource 2015

New York Now, the marketplace for home, lifestyle and gifts, hosts a section called the Artisan Resource, connecting US based importers with overseas artisan enterprises.

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The Book: Refashioned

Sass Brown showcases the best in cutting edge fashion with upcycled materials

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