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Goodlifer: Shabd's New How-To Book: In Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It Share It

Shabd’s New How-To Book: ‘Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It’

The art of tie dye might seem like a trippy pastime complete with flower-crowned hippies celebrating Summer of Love chic, but this historic, alchemical technique is actually a time-honored textile tradition preserved by…

Feral Childe Spring 2013: The Searchers

Feral Childe Spring 2013: The Searchers

In our ongoing search for the underpinnings of the good life, we are continually looking for better ways of doing things, slowing our pace even, and carving out a better future. Some folks…

Goodlifer: Fete for the Senses - Reflections on a Gathering

Fete for the Senses: Reflections on a Gathering

The beauty of creating a collaborative event or gathering is often the glow and ripple effect that you experience in the days, weeks, and even months that follow. This past December, I organized…

Goodlifer: VOZ Autumn/Winter 2013: Change Through Beauty Arrives

VOZ Autumn/Winter 2013: Change Through Beauty Arrives

One of the things that I loved most about the VOZ A/W 2013 presentation at the Metropolitan Pavilion during New York Fashion Week was the way that designer, Jasmine Aarons, and her team…

Goodlifer: Amanda Henderson Knits for Autumn/Winter 2013

Textural Magic: Amanda Henderson Knits for Autumn/Winter 2013

It is always totally energizing to discover new talent during New York Fashion Week (NYFW), in part because many young designers today are opting out of traditional runway shows in order to present…

Goodlifer: Gift Guide: Good Gifts From A to Z, Part 2

Gift Guide: Good Gifts From A to Z, Part 2

As part 2 of our A to Z gift guide we continue our celebration of handcrafted goodness, artisan collaborations, wild(er) publications, and environmental art projects that propose new models for urban renewal. Giving…

Goodlifer: Gift Guide: Good Gifts From A to Z, Part 1

Gift Guide: Good Gifts From A to Z, Part 1

Goodness comes in many shapes and forms, and we believe that the best gifts that you can give for the holidays are those the empower both the maker and the recipient. We have…

Goodlifer: Gift Guide: Bazaar Bayar - Building on the Past to Create Sustainable Futures in Turkey

Gift Guide: Bazaar Bayar – Building on the Past to Create Sustainable Futures in Turkey

I first crossed paths with Catherine and Abit Bayar upon discovering their thoughtful artist contributions to HAND/EYE Magazine‘s blog. Since then I have been a regular follower of their collaborative efforts to promote…

Goodlifer: a.d.o. S/S13 - Dreaming of a More Organic Future

a.d.o. Spring/Summer 2013 – Dreaming of a More Organic Future

I first met Anjelika Krishna in conjunction with an art and fashion event that I organized at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn for Earth Day 2011. I had heard about Anjelika’s unusual…

World Textiles on the Runway and Beyond

With September’s fashion week calendar now more than halfway complete, there is quite a bit of buzz about the role that globally inspired prints and textiles play in upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 collections. This…

Goodlifer: Mindful Retailing Beyond Urban Zones: Part 2

Mindful Retailing Beyond Urban Zones: Part 2

As continuation of our exploration of mindful retailing and sustainable fashion enterprises on Main Street USA, we head up the coast to Cape Cod, MA, and Portland, Maine for a chat with the…

Goodlifer: Mindful Retailing Beyond Urban Zones: Part 1

Mindful Retailing Beyond Urban Zones: Part 1

The wonder of the Internet is no doubt linked to the freedom it affords us as we search and connect with like-minded organizations and individuals, and it probably goes without saying that forays…

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