Image features: Long-sleeved, knee-length, reversible coat in needle-punched felt made from recycled sweaters. One side is a dark irregular plaid of blacks and blues, the other a patchwork of blue-tone knit fabrics. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
As part of Eileen Fisher’s numerous sustainability efforts, the company committed to taking back used Eileen Fisher garments from its customers. Since 2009, with almost no promotion of the initiative, over 600,000 garments were returned. About 40% are still usable; they are cleaned and repaired in the company’s recycling centers in Irvington, NY and Seattle...
Images features: Field of 972 mosaic squares in different shades of blue and metallic with natural color palm fiber complementing the indigo and metallic and partially forming the frame of the mosaic. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Venezuelan textile artists, Mariá Dávila and Eduardo Portillo describe their work as “driven by our relationship with our surroundings and how it can be communicated within a contemporary textile language.” Their hometown is Mérida, deep in the Andes Mountains, and like archaeologists they have been exploring this countryside for years, finding traces of human life...
Tea Time
This mosen, a type of rug used in Japanese tea ceremonies, dates from the late 19th century and was made in China for the Japanese market. China was Japan’s main source for wool felt mosen and although they are not rare, usually they show extreme wear. Most of them use the tie-dye technique known as...
Green Glossary: B for Biodegradable
While natural and synthetic fibers are nearly 100% recyclable as long as they are not blended, not all textiles are 100% biodegradable.
Why Design Now? Conference, October 1st
  There was a deluge at dawn on Friday, canceling many trains and tempting people to stay at home, in spite of their commitment to arrive at Jazz at Lincoln Center by 9:00 am for the start of the WHY DESIGN NOW? Solving Global Challenges Conference. Luckily, the event was streamed live, both on