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Goodlifer: Fashion for the Future: As Old Becomes New, The New Becomes Old

Fashion for the Future – As Old Becomes New, The New Becomes Old

It’s hard to think of an industry that relies more on the power of new-ness than fashion. Designers are expected to produce as much as six new collections every year. Just the thought…

Goodlifer: Landfill Harmonic - Creating Beautiful Music on Instruments Made From Trash

Landfill Harmonic – Creating Beautiful Music on Instruments Made From Trash

In Cateura, a slum built atop a landfill in Paraguay, young people are discovering the joys of art, music and creativity. They don’t have money to buy expensive instruments — a violin is…

Goodlifer: People for Urban Progress

People for Urban Progress – Using Design to Improve Life in Cities

Based in Indianapolis, People for Urban Progress (PUP, for short) is a non-profit organization that successfully uses design and nostalgic ephemera to promote and advance public transit, environmental awareness, and urban design. It’s a…

Good News: Week 18

Taking a look at how we are already using renewable energy in daily life. Honoring the 2011 class of Food and Community Fellows. Hemp, aka the Happy Seed, is finally making a comeback….

Goodlifer: Recycled Couture at NY Fashion Week

Recycled Couture at NY Fashion Week

It’s the time of teetering heels again. Uncomfortable, spectacular footwear takes over the streets as the Bryant Park tents fill with fashion’s A-listers for the last time. Meanwhile The GreenShows, this year housed…

Goodlifer: reMade USA - Giving Old Jackets a Second Chance

reMade USA – Giving Old Jackets a Second Chance

The last thing the world needs is more stuff, right? The amount of clothing that gets thrown into landfills each year is staggering, yet we keep producing more and more of it, replacing…

Goodlifer: Rehabilitated Dishware, Made in Brooklyn

Rehabilitated Dishware, Made in Brooklyn

Out of her studio in Brooklyn, designer Sarah Cihat lovingly crafts the pieces that make up her Rehabilitated Dishware collection, a refreshing comment on our deeply rooted throw-away culture. The project started as…

Goodlifer: Stitch'T Turns Old Tees Into Keepsake Quilts

Stitch’T Turns Old Tees Into Keepsake Quilts

How often have you cursed about those t-shirts gathering in the back of your closet? You know, the ones that have sentimental value and just cannot be disposed of, but will never be…

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