craftsmanship

Traceable: Laura Siegel creates transparent fashion by design

Traceable: Laura Siegel creates transparent fashion by design

Who made my poncho coat? Traceable reveals the artisans #whomademyclothes Traceable is premiering in Canada on the second anniversary of the tragic Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Savar, Bangladesh, which took the lives of more than 1,100 people and injured more than 2,000 garment workers in one of the worst industrial accidents in history.  I was […]

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Far and Wide Collective: Authentic Style for Summer

Far and Wide Collective: Authentic Style for Summer

Discover the new collection at Far and Wide Collective. Less than a year ago, I featured the amazing Far & Wide Collective. Far & Wide Collective is a Canadian shop that partners with talented artisans in post-conflict and emerging economies, giving shoppers seeking exclusive access to  authentic style a rare collection of unique and high-quality products. […]

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WMCFW: Laura Siegel

WMCFW: Laura Siegel

Laura Siegel’s SS14 collection continued her laidback-luxe approach to layered and versatile womenswear.  Her latest natural, tie dyed dresses and textured, lightweight knits are produced with artisans in Asia and Latin America. Her commitment to ethical production supports the preservation of artisanal craftsmanship and culture, and you can see the hand-of-the-maker in so many of […]

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Hermès: Festival de Métiers

Hermès: Festival de Métiers

From October 2-6 the Design Exchange is exhibiting “Hermès Festival de Métiers – A rendez-vous with Hermès craftsmen”. Six summers ago, when I was an undergraduate student waiting tables at a sports bar and living in a teeny tiny studio apartment (nope, it’s even smaller than you’re imagining, we’re talking super teeny, tiny) one of […]

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