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The Artisan Resource at NY NOW Summer 16

The Artisan Resource at NY NOW, is a semi-annual trade show for global artisans producing handmade products.

Featured Collection – Plakinger SS17

The Spring Summer 2017 womenswear collection from Plakinger reveals a softer, more bohemian elegance from this German brand. Still with a focus on handmade luxury made in limited quantity.

Bhutan Home by Dara Artisans

Dara Artisans curates an exquisite collection of Bhutan textiles that maintains a distinctive sense of utility alongside an arresting aesthetic.

Featured Item – Irit Dulman

Stunning natural plant printing and dying from the talented Irit Dulman.

Featured Collection – AGxRF

The capsule collection, AGxRF, was designed by Freire to compliment Groover’s timeless draped, zero-waste robes, while pushing the boundaries and limits of the Piñatex pineapple leather.

Dara Artisan Sourcing Trip to Guatemala

After falling in love with Guatemalan craftsmanship during their collaboration with Tucker Robbins, the DARA team was eager to explore additional opportunities to connect with the country’s artisan community.

Business of Fashion History – Madeleine Vionnet

In the third instalment of the BoF’s fashion history series, we study Madeleine Vionnet, who built an empire by rejecting corsets and buttons in favor of the bias cut.

Featured Supplier – Hokkoh

A specialist in decorative prints, Hokkoh has been a journey of steady progression since the Eighties. Based in Osaka, Japan, the fashion textile maker supports locals affected by the 2011 earthquake.

Featured Image – Ukranian Crowns

Slavic workshop Treti Pivni style and photograph one of the more amazing Ukranian traditions of floral headdresses, originally worn by young, unmarried women to show their marital eligibility, used here as a reminder of Ukrainian heritage in rough times.

Featured Kickstarter – What Daisy Did

What Daisy Did is utilzing wasted military materials to create their new Wayfarer, a collection of bags produced by the Northampton Hope Centre, creating employment for homeless and vulnerable people in Northhampton.

Featured Image – Torrid Nails

Plus-Size Retailer Torrid Nails featured the most inclusive denim imagery for their latest campaign, featuring actresses, models and customers in the add.

Featured Collection – By Walid

Stunning new pieces from By Walid, hand crafted from vintage and ethnographic textiles, each one entirely unique.

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