Interviews
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…

Goodlifer: Nurmi - Sustainable Style from Finland

Nurmi – Sustainable Style from Finland

Nurmi is a Finnish sustainable clothing label that wants to “bring back the times when both the quality and the design of clothes were meant to last.” Anniina Nurmi, who hails from Tampere…

Oi Mei – Artisan-made Pillows for Peace

Sometimes inspiration strikes at the most unexpected moments. For Aimi Duong it happened while in Business School and spending a year abroad. She had visited rural villages in Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia…

Inspired by Heroines of the Past & Sporty Retro Dreams – Swedish Hasbeens SS12

Swedish Hasbeens has been creating innovative takes on the traditional Swedish clog for five years now, using all natural materials (more on Designer and Creative Director Emy Blixt’s thoughts on inspiration and sustainability…

Emy Blixt, Creative Director of Swedish Hasbeens Talks Inspiration & Sustainability

Some things just never get old, like Swedish clogs. Especially when they are brilliantly reinvented every year by Emy Blixt, Designer and Creative Director of Swedish Hasbeens. The brand showed its Spring/Summer 2012…

Zimride – A Community-Powered Ridesharing Platform That Can Keep Cars Off the Road

We all have somewhere to go, the question is: how do we get there? Services like Zipcar are becoming more popular every day, but how can we utilize all the cars that are…

Future:Standard – Ethical Fashion for the Stylishly Conscious

I long for the day when something does not need to be labeled “green,” “sustainable” or “fair trade”—because everything is made with the utmost concern for the environment and everyone around us. Online…

Goodlifer: Amanda Walker - Organic Perfumer

Amanda Walker – Organic Perfumer

Did you know that most mainstream perfumes contain toxic, potentially cancerous, chemicals? Amanda Walker certainly does. Her company, A Perfume Organic, makes perfumes that are as luxurious as they are natural. I met…

Goodlifer: H Fredriksson: Sustainable Swedish Fashion in NYC

H Fredriksson: Sustainable Swedish Fashion in NYC

Stockholm Fashion Week is fully under way, and for those of us who can’t be there, I decided to find out what Swedish design in New York City looks like. I caught up…

Goodlifer: Follow Your Heart (it Knows Where to Go)

Follow Your Heart (it Knows Where to Go)

If you’re sitting at a desk in a dull office, raise your hand. If you feel stuck in a job you dislike but are scared to quit because you don’t want to give…

Goodlifer: Rob Bigwood - Vegan Arm Wrestler

Rob Bigwood – Vegan Arm Wrestler

In this oversaturated world, it’s rare to come across something — or, in this case, someone —that really stops you in your tracks. That happened when I first heard of Rob Bigwood, a…

Goodlifer: Kirsten Muenster Jewelry: Ethically Precious

Kirsten Muenster Jewelry: Ethically Precious

We wear jewelry because it is beautiful and makes a statement about who we are. But did you ever think about where that silver ring on your finger came from, who made it…

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