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
Building a green economy from the ground upWhile the concept of a Green New Deal is cause for optimism and a political rallying point, so far at least most of what’s been proposed is just that—concept … read more
This week, the fast-fashion brand Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy protection and news stories have cited web competition as a big factor in the company’s declining fortunes. But I was encouraged to se … read more
If it seems I’ve been a little obsessed about hemp lately, you’re right. I’m surrounded by the stuff! Since federal legalization of low-THC hemp late in 2018, agriculture here in Southern Oregon has b … 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.