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Goodlifer: A New Shop and Designer Initiatives at the Textile Arts Center

Meet the Makers at Textile Arts Center’s New Shop

Last week, the Textile Arts Center in Manhattan threw a fashion week party to celebrate the launch of their new shop. Many of TAC’s artist and designer friends came out to support textile arts…

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…

Goodlifer: HAND/EYE Magazine

HAND/EYE Magazine – Celebrating Global Art, Craft & Design

Like handmade crafts, printed matter is far from obsolete, it’s just moved into a more high quality, boutique niche where the printed medium becomes an art form in itself. HAND/EYE Magazine brings these…

Goodlifer: What I Made This Week

What I Made This Week: A Happy Initial

One of my resolutions for the new year is to make something, by hand, every week. And, in order to make good on that promise, I decided that I would share with you….

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…

Good Stuff: Scandinavian Noir

Even though it’s been a lovely summer, we Scandis love our darker hues — it’s just in our blood. The brighter side of it all is that there are a lot of conscious…

Good Stuff: Consciously Summery Whites

It’s hot outside and what says summer more than wearing easy-breezy whites? Most of all, I would rather wear nothing but a bloomer set and some gorgeous unique ethical jewelry that speaks of…

Good News: Week 22

Will we soon have solar panels in space? The future is craftsmanship. Summer gardening books and fair food for the all. Second careers, pursuing passions and gluten-free bakeries. New USPS forever stamps encourage…

ARZU Studio Hope – Rugs With a Mission

ARZU, which means “hope” in Dari, is an innovative model of social entrepreneurship that helps Afghan women weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them steady income and access…

Good News: Week 14

This week, we found new life from ancient giants, and hope in that 2011 promises to be a big year for important food issues. We discovered the beauty of mundane routines and 11…

Good News: Week 2

In this second week of 2011, we learned a new expression — sustainism, got motivated to stop consuming canned goods, found out how much food you can get for a dollar and how…

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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