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The new cool: Mature women are making waves

Making hemp clothing for women has given me a keen appreciation of how we can age gracefully and stay relevant   It’s official. Mature women are now a big deal. Wherever you look, politics, the arts, sciences, technology, education: older women aren’t merely becoming visible, they are taking leadership roles. A recent New York Times story [...]

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Getting to the bottom of microfiber pollution

Eco-friendly clothing made with natural fibers offers a solution to the pollution of micro-fibersThe outdoor apparel maker Patagonia along with other industry partners have commissioned a study to better understand how microfiber pollution happens. These tiny plastic particles are shed every time synthetic textiles are laundered. While many people associate plastic pollution with plastic bottles [...]

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What I did on my winter vacation

I spent January in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, and it proved a perfect chance to put some of the tips that have appeared in Travel Tales posts to a(nother) real-world test. Teeming and tropical, “Jogja,” as the locals call it, is the cultural heart of Java. It’s also home to my daughter and her husband who love [...]

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We’re excited at the prospects for 2019

2018 is under our belt and a new year is upon us with all its potential for change — and I'm excited!Taking a midwinter break can be a rewarding respite — a time to recharge, refocus and reflect on the things that matter most. I’ll be in Asia exploring textiles during January and will handle [...]

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Happy Holidays!

As the holidays and new year approach, I wish you a peaceful, healthy and heartwarming season. In a few days the nights will begin to shorten and the days will lengthen—a promise of rebirth and renewal. I hope your celebrations will be filled with those feelings.Happy holidays!Let’s stay connected!Enter your email info below to receive [...]

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Heading East: This Travel Tale faces the rising sun

Jane’s Paprika Tuxedo Top accessorized with some well-chosen scarves served her well on a recent Japanese trip.Our latest Travel Tale focuses on a creatively simple packing plan. When Jane Averill packed for her recent trip to Japan, simplicity was key. As she writes, “The (Tuxedo) top was one of the few things I took with me, as I [...]

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So happy together: searching the color spectrum for shades that enhance each other

The simple elegance of a Black Princess Top with Grey Fog Stovepipe Pants is at home in nearly any setting.It's a truism that often the sum of the parts is greater than the whole, and I’ve found that’s especially true when it comes to artfully coordinating shades for pleasing combinations. One of the more challenging and interesting parts [...]

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Rich and complex, our new color Bayleaf is a versatile four-season shade

The Princess Top in Bayleaf coordinates beautifully with most of my other shades.In zeroing in on my newest color, I was looking for a complex of tones that draws from both the earth and its vegetation. The resulting fusion makes Bayleaf a very wearable shade, one that’s versatile too. Bayleaf looks great in Tops, Skirts, and Pants.A pair [...]

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A gratitude practice can be a healthy response to life’s slings and arrows.

I’m thankful for Thanksgiving itself. Every year it serves as a reminder that gratitude as a regular practice can help us ride out the storms that can otherwise overwhelm us at times. As you’ve doubtlessly read, medical people rank gratitude highly as a means of improving and maintaining our health. And on a strictly [...]

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Why hemp and Tencel can hold a candle to organic clothing

Made of an earth-friendly hemp and Tencel blend, the Princess Top minimizes your environmental footprint.Textile production and apparel dyeing turn up on worldwide top-10 lists of the most polluting industries. For that reason, I applaud consumers who go out of their way and spend more to purchase organic clothes. Doing so helps protect our environment and improve [...]

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