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Joyful Interiors: Rediscovering the Textiles of Marguerita Mergentime
Exploring Marguerita Mergentime’s life and career, reintroducing her ideas on modern design, informal dining, and joyful living.
Samoan Bark Cloth
The ancient craft of creating bark cloth is shared by numerous cultures around the world. In Samoa, this textile tradition has been passed down for generations and is an integral component of gift exchange. The textile we see here is a prime example of a siapo tasina, a type of bark cloth (siapo) that has...
Fair Wear
This silk scarf or square, a souvenir of the 1939 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York, illustrates an assortment of the buildings erected for the fair: the iconic Trylon and Perisphere, designed by Wallace K. Harrison and J. André Fouilhoux[i]; the Marine Transportation Building, Hall of Communication, Means of Production, Textile Building, Administration...
Scraps: Resource List
Online resources on sustainable textiles and fashion.
Korean Patchwork
The functionality, aesthetic, and craftmanship of Korean Bojagi cloths.
Green Glossary: G for Greenwashing
Many fashion companies claim to be "green," but are they really?
Make Do and Mend: The Art of Repair
Environmental and ethical reasons to extend the life of old clothing.
Infographic: Where Do Our Unwanted Clothes Go?
What happens to all of our clothes after we no longer want them?
Green Glossary: C for Carbon Footprint
The term "carbon footprint" refers to the impact of human activity on the environment based on levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.