Hemp shares a collection of interesting traits with another valued fiber plant: flax, the stuff linen comes from. It's the bark of both these plants that contains the cellulose ultimately spun into te … read more
Reading the 2020 edition of Green America’s Your Green Life, a story involving Tencel recently caught my eye. The article deals with greenwashing—the smoke-and-mirrors game played by some compani … read more
Coral colored cotton lurik scarf. Lurik shades include a broad palette of tones ideal for accessorizing.Unlike the far better-known textile arts of batik and ikat, the traditional Indonesian hand … read more
Traveling the craft fair circuit together over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the minimalism in metalsmith and jeweler Karen West’s creations. I find we share a similar design ethos, one that aims … read more
In designing Sympatico’s Stovepipe Pants, comfort was a paramount aim. First, they needed to fit real-life figures attractively. Since the hemp and Tencel fabric I work with offers litt … read more
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I blog about sustainable fashion, earth-friendly fibers like hemp and Tencel, capsule wardrobes, travel wear, and related subjects.