Happy Spring Equinox!
Soon, in just over a month, it will be the 5 year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse.
If you haven't seen The True Cost, I invite you to watch it this week.
It is an insightful, completely necessary, yet sobering doc,
Please carve out an hour and a half to see it soon.
It's currently on Netflix and or the site, TheTrueCost Movie.com
I can't think of a more concise and engaging way to sum up what has been happening and why it is so very important we ask, "Who Made My Clothes" to the corporations, and to use our dollars to vote for a more fair and equitable world.
Perhaps if you have seen it, please share on social media and/or even consider hosting a viewing.
Know that you have a good resource here among many others, for having a better relationship with yourself and the clothes you put on your body.
Happy Spring & Talk to you soon ~
Hi there, Makers, Menders, and Constituents of Style!
Exciting developments have been rolling out this past month.
Let's get crackin.
...In taking spectacular theatrical risks, reminiscent of Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood,
Positively hooked on those honeycomb skirts.
Read on at T Magazine, "Jun Takahashi, The Sorcerer of Fashion" by Gaby Wood. 8/17/17
Now available at ACAST or iTunes.
The ReFashioners is on for 2017!
Last year's denim theme was fantastic - so many clever submissions!
Click here for this year's theme, plus
the blogger inspo line-up.
T- 4 days.
Feeling thankful to all the fine folks out there working to fight fire.
These daring, brave souls not only jump out of planes into wildfire territory, they also sew and repair their own gear.
Read more of Charles Post's story on the Filson blog:
The Life of a Smokejumper: Wait. Jump. Fight. Repeat.
Video from CBS Sunday Morning
Our hearts go out to those affected by flood and fire.
It feels good to give and help.
Please watch this video
before donating materials
and remember monetary donations
make it easier on the organizations and the victims.
That's a wrap for now.
Until next time, friends.
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This is a concise summary.
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Today kicks off Fashion Revolution Week 2016!
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Below are two short videos. One is a tribute to the time, skill, and resources involved in the of making scarves, The latter profiles a talented and committed shoemaker in Minneapolis. By the way, Happy tax day, US visitors! Did you get a refund?!
Hello Makers and Menders, thank you for visiting Styleposium. A quick update: posts may be a little shorter for the next few weeks due to travel. Thanks for understanding.
Too bad it's been ga-gorgeous outside because all I want to do is watch Viceland. It's a treasure trove of fascinating stories behind clothes, identity, and politics. Below is a trailer for States of Undress. I highly recommend episode 1 in Pakistan.
This here is a celebration at the intersection of