Conversations on vulnerability, sustainability and happiness

Why New York ?

Why New York ?

Why We Choose to Make Our Clothes in New York     Over the past sixty years, we have become disconnected from the people who produce our clothes. As recently as the 1960’s, we were making 95% of clothing for the United States, in New York. Today, we are only making 3%. With so much production overseas, it is easy to ignore what goes into a piece of clothing. Due to quick turnaround time, low cost, and excessive amounts of product, we think of the fashion supply chain as a very well operated machine. However, what separates clothes from other...

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Conventional VS Organic Cotton

Conventional VS Organic Cotton

  Conventional Cotton Organic Cotton Environment  Agrochemicals  Uses 25% of the world’s insecticides and 10% of the world’s pesticides.   No insecticides or pesticides, utilizes natural solutions such as organic foliar sprays.  Water  Uses over 250 billion tons of water every year.  Uses 90% less water.  Habitat  Pollutes waterways, soil, and air poisoning a wide range of wildlife. Depletes soil. Releases 220 million tons of CO2 a year.  Does not pollute habitat. Uses growing systems that replenish soil. Has 46% lower CO2 emissions.  Health  Toxins  Grown with GMOs. Majority of pesticides and insecticides used are known carcinogens or endocrine disruptors. Bleached...

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A conversation with The Queen Of Raw

A conversation with The Queen Of Raw

     And never doubt that you can go change the world A conversation with The Queen Of Raw I had the immense privilege of meeting Stephanie while researching textiles for Buci’s first line. I was attracted to the website while looking for deadstock fabric resources and retailers online.  She invited me to her office to come look at some swatches and I was immediately struck by her warmth and how she spoke so knowledgeably, with such generosity. She emanates strength and power and yet carries it through a gentle nature. Her work speaks for itself. Just last quarter Queen of...

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SONYA IVANOVIC ON ETERNAL SUMMER AND SEASONAL DEPRESSION

SONYA IVANOVIC ON ETERNAL SUMMER AND SEASONAL DEPRESSION

 “Self love is the most essential key to joy, and tool to living a full, happy, energised life” Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) was something that I didn’t know existed until my elder sister was diagnosed. Her mood swings and depression confused me, and was something that was difficult for me to understand.  I soon learnt that 3 Million people, just in America struggle with it every year, so how was it possible that I had never heard of it?  Depression and suicide, is a difficult and emotional issue to speak about. I believe we should all get involved, asking our...

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