Category: Interviews

Building the Fashion Revolution

Andrea Plell is the founder of Ecologique Fashion  an ethical and sustainable fashion consultancy based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2007, Plell has put her background in business and marketing to work to change the fashion industry, from creating editorial content to coordinating fashion shows. Ecologique Fashion has worked with the 25th Street Collective in Oakland, […]

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Knitting by Radius

Written by Jess Daniels; photography by Paige Green, except where noted Shelli Westcott describes her world through touch and tactility; color and arrangement play a role, but texture, hand, and layering are forefront. This explains, in part, why she felt it was imperative that she dig her hands deeply into the creation of the second […]

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Cusp of a Revolution

Written by Jenna Tico; photography by Paige Green. Right at the crook of California, nestled between state lines like a secret, is a valley: and in that valley, at her own intersection of worlds, stands a woman. Her toes have crept over into the unknown, but her heels remain planted in compost-rich soil. That woman […]

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Boneyard Beanies

Story by Jenna Tico, photos by Alycia Lang (except where noted) With a quote famously attributed to Mark Twain (but more likely overheard on BART in the middle of a fog-in), Bay area residents love to quip that “The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco”—and most haven’t even tried surfing here. […]

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The Get-It-Done Girl

By Jenna Tico, with photography by Alycia Lang In an age of memoirs-turned-movies, it is not uncommon to hear about being in “the right place at the right time.” However, for Robin Chapin Pilatti—artisan and businesswoman behind “Fleece to Garment”—one thing is clear: her introduction to the world of fiber has been more than a […]

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Pioneering Modern Natural Dyes

Photographs by Paige Green Photography; story by Jess Daniels. There’s a duality to natural dyeing that Kristine Vejar embraces: the naturalist and plant pigment explorer; the scientist and careful recipe creator. For years, Kristine has worked in this balance as a natural dyer, spinner, knitter, community-builder, and owner of the shop A Verb for Keeping […]

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Classical Cotton Breeding

Photography by Paige Green (except where noted) Wisdom of the ages revealed and contrasted to modern notions of genetic progress… Enhancing nature’s time-tested processes or Engineering… the difference between this phrase and word is a clear line in the sand that divides many millennia of human efforts to breed plants and animals, and the contemporary field of genetic […]

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