August 2, 2018

Piles of waste are often burned in Lebanon, sending toxins into the air. Sometimes, litter and plastic can be found lining up the streets. The country is struggling to figure out a waste management program, and it has gotten so bad that Human Rights Watch is payin...

July 25, 2018

I’ve spent the past few months searching for the threads of a disappearing world.

Syria’s textiles—richly textured in blues and yellows, reds and creams, often threaded with gold and silver colored threads, and with a quality that sometimes makes them seem to shimmer in...

The online clothing store Amberoot, based in Brighton, UK, is run by the radiant and kindhearted Gintare, who founded the platform after a decade-long career in banking. Quite a career switch: Amberoot is dedicated to the arduous market of sustainable clothing, exclusi...

April 10, 2018

Giulia, from Sicily and based in Gent (Belgium), is the creative ánd business brain behind the upcycling-brand "Adadore". Giulia creates children clothing and toys from secondary materials, sourced from production leftovers, vintage stocks and second-hand items. 

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March 11, 2018

Upcycling: the Tunisian way (English below).

Le défi: récupérer les chutes textiles, les fins de rouleaux, les échantillonnages et les textiles abîmés auprès de l'industrie locale, et créer une collection de prêt à porter! Sans hésitation, les étudiants de l'Institut S...

October 28, 2017

Welcome to the Leather Town. Welcome to Ambur, a dry, dusty town on the national highway between Bangalore and Chennai, in the north of India's Tamil Nadu state. With more than one hundred tanneries, factories and numerous smaller units scattered across the town, Ambur...

September 13, 2017

"Delving into a wardrobe is an act of personal archaeology," Barbara Brownie once wrote. But our clothes also tell a larger story of the social landscapes in which they are created, worn and displayed. This understanding inspired curator and writer Rachel Dedman to set...

August 17, 2017

Tell us about yourself – your personal story, education, and prior work.

My background is in sociology so starting a textiles company was a big change for me. I have family in India and spent a great deal of my twenties traveling in the East (India, Pakistan, China, Mon...

July 15, 2017

In an ancient shop in the old city of Nablus, he hugs the duvet with care and determination. His needle goes in straight rows, threading along the duvet cover to the fluffy wool that fills it. The needle obeys his rules: be smooth, soft, committed, and loving.

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