2018 was a big year for sustainable fashion. Stacey Dooley shone a light on the ethical issues inherent to fast fashion business models with her documentary Fashion’s Dirty Secrets, a timely exposé following the news that Burberry had burned $50m worth of unsold stock. As veganism continued to rise, so the sales and proliferation of vegan materials grew. Stella McCartney gave the world vegan leather Stan Smiths, and a vegan silk alternative crafted from orange fibre made the headlines. Simultaneously, multiple goliath brands banned fur, from Versace and Burberry to Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel, which also banned exotic skins. But there are those brands that have been diligently plugging away at the sustainability cause for decades. One such pioneer is British brand Komodo, which has been producing ethically sourced, organic and natural fibre fashion since 1988 – a time when the term sustainable fashion was not yet in widespread use. Founded by Mark Bloom, also known … [Read more...] about Sitting down with a stalwart of the UK’s ethical fashion arena
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By Los Angeles Daily News | PUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 6:42 am | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 6:43 am The 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade will feature a wonderful lineup of floats, marching bands, equestrian units and other entries, coming to Pasadena from around the world. This year’s procession will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, with “The Melody of Life” as the theme. Here’s the complete lineup, in order of appearance. Note that the entries and lineup order are subject to change, even as late as the morning of the parade. (Photos and artist’s renderings courtesy Tournament of Roses.) PRE-PARADE VEHICLES & UNITS Sound Car Pace Car Rose Parade Opening Show Rose Parade Opening Unit presented by Honda Rose Rose Parade Opening Pod x 4 Kaiser Band, RialtoHonda CRV (2 vehicles) U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit Flyover OFFICIAL ENTRIES 1 ■ American Honda Motor Co. Celebration of Dreams (Phoenix Decorating Company) Music and surprises abound … [Read more...] about 2019 Rose Parade lineup: Your guide to every float, every band, in order
On December 10th, English fashion designer Stella McCartney will fly to Katowice in Poland. The reason for her trip? The COP 24, where she will present a United Nations fashion industry charter for climate action. Waste, water pollution, deforestation, manufacturing process toxicity: the English stylist hopes the charter will sound the alarm among the textile industry, one of the most polluting in the world, not to mention its very high social cost for textile workers… But fighting against textile wastage also means acting on a more local level. At the beginning of 2018, Alice Merle and Elsa Monségur opened La Textilerie, undoubtedly one of the most eco-conscious spots in Paris. At once a store, a thrift store, a haberdashery, a sewing workshop to learn how to fix or reuse old clothes, a café to exchange views on ecological imprint and a place to recycle old stuff, La Textilerie is a unique place in Paris : “Our goal here is to promote an alternative to … [Read more...] about Undoubtedly one of the most eco-conscious spot in Paris
By Kathryn O’Shea-Evans The New York Times Wed., Nov. 21, 2018 Back in the 1920s, Nebraska’s capital had a marketing slogan: “Lincoln — A City Worthy of a Noble Name.” Today, that motto seems to hold up perhaps more than ever, especially in the creative-meets-collegiate downtown in this tidy metropolis of 280,364 residents, which is home to the University of Nebraska and a growing immigrant population (now nearly 9 per cent of city dwellers). The increasingly buzzy downtown is luring visitors with recently opened shops and watering holes. And, be sure not to miss the 1932 Art Deco Capitol building, with its mosaics by muralist Hildreth Meiere and 14th-floor views of the Great Plains. Sheldon Museum of Art This Philip Johnson-designed jewel box of a building was built of travertine marble with gold leaf ceiling details in Italy, then meticulously reconstructed at the University of Nebraska in 1963. Among the museum’s more than … [Read more...] about A downtown comes alive with shops and speakeasies
By Robin Givhan, The Washington Post Published 11:32 am PST, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 British Vogue editor Edward Enninful. British Vogue editor Edward Enninful. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Tom Hoops Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Tom Hoops Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 British Vogue editor Edward Enninful. British Vogue editor Edward Enninful. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Tom Hoops Is Edward Enninful the next Anna Wintour? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Edward Enninful, the new editor in chief of British Vogue, is supremely confident in both his aesthetic beliefs and in his worldview. In short order, he has upended a century-old publication, … [Read more...] about Is Edward Enninful the next Anna Wintour?