Telling the stories of our
material connection
to our world through
cutting edge design

Umran Aysan

London based U’mran Aysan’s eponymous collection, exudes simple, sleek, refined, timeless style. The classic lifestyle collection typifies the beauty of the Aegean region with a unique sense of spirit.

Featured Podcast – Conscious Chatter: Tradlands + Quality of Quantity

Kestrel Jenkins speaks to the cofounder of Tradlands, Sadie Roberts, and discusses the potential “end of fast fashion” and the shifting values of the future generation of shoppers exploring ‘wearing their values’.

Ecouterre 2017 Predictions

The annual Ecouterre ethical fashion predictions from 45 ethical fashion leaders around the world.

Tabula Rasa

Borrowed from the Latin phrase for “blank slate,” Tabula Rasa is founded on the philosophy that any space we inhabit can become a personalized retreat of comfort, creativity and style.

Featured Video – Ludovico

Ludovico Einaudi performs one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the middle of the Ocean, against the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway.

The Upcycled Fashion Store

Some long lost press from September 2014, when I had my email hacked, now just rediscovered. A belated thank you to The Upycling Fashion Store – still going strong!

Business of Fashion History – Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973)

Part of the BoF’s fashion history series, Elsa Schiaparelli, Chanel’s arch enemy, who flirted with surrealism and brought the shock factor into fashion. Elsa Schiaparelli shot to fame by mixing in Parisian society’s right circles which took her all the way to Hollywood where she dressed Greta Garbo and Mae West.

Featured Video – Charlotte Marembert

A short film on the work of Charlotte Marembert, at her workshop where she created Myrobolan, a brand of knitting yarns only hand dyed with plant colors by hand in Brussels.

Featured Video – CARCEL

CARCEL is a Copenhagen-based fashion brand manufactured by women in prison.

CARCEL

Working with some of the highest quality and most sustainable materials in the world, CARCEL transforms the inmates lost time into fair wages, skills and hopes of a better future.

Featured Video – Kasuri Weaving

The beautiful tradition of Kasuri weaving from Kurume, Japan. This traditional hand weave textile is made by tying and dying vertical and horizontal lengths of cotton or silk fiber, when woven together create a diffused pattern.

Featured Podcast – Conscious Chatter: Pinatex

Kestrel Jenkins talks with Dr. Carmen Hijosa, founder of Ananas Anam, who created Piñatex, a textile made from pineapple leaf fibers.

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The Book: Refashioned

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

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