Buy a WeWood Watch, Plant a Tree With American Forests

Knock on wood, especially if it could keep you from being unfashionably late to an important appointment. Light years ahead in terms of style, WeWood’s luxury wristwatches will put time on your side. The Italian-made timepieces, made from sustainably harvested or reclaimed wood, are a fusion of artisanal craftsmanship and modern technology. But a zeitgeist-capturing sensibility informs … Continue reading

Sprout Women’s Eco-Friendly Watches

  Sprout Watch Straps Made With Fish Leather Thar she blows! Sprout Watches is headed for the life aquatic with a range of timepieces that uses fish skin in lieu of leather. Constructed from the skins of salmon and carp that would otherwise be tossed as waste, the watches are available at Nordstrom. But landlubbers and vegans don’t have to despair: Sprout … Continue reading

Tommy Hilfiger Philanthropic “Millennium Promise” Line Eyewear

Tom Cruise should ditch his Ray-Bans for sunnies that do more than keep out the glare. After all, his missus is the international brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger’s “The Promise Collection,” a range of clothing and accessories that supports efforts to halve extreme poverty by 2015. Together with eyewear manufacturer Safilo, the brand is releasing a limited selection of sunglasses … Continue reading

Eyewear that Cares

CLEAR VISION Warby Parker is an eyewear company that wants you to do more than just watch. In addition to its “buy a pair, give a pair” credo, the company has partnered with Invisible Children to design a pair of sunglasses that frame the issue of child soldiers in East Africa—literally! SIGHT UNSEEN Kayu, or “wood” in Malay, is the … Continue reading

Green Eyewear

FEELING SAUCY Bask in those rays in style with Juicy Couture’s new “Choose Green” collection. Available in three distinctive styles, each bamboo-accented pair is made from 55 percent renewable plant-based plastic. FLY RIGHT MODO has been taking its eyewear to greener heights, so what better style than the aviator to herald this new direction? This classic sun-blocker comprises recycled stainless steel and … Continue reading

double paper pinwheel earrings : Roberta Chiarella

Handmade no two pieces are alike -which is part of the fun. They have been working with the men and women in the Philippines in coming up with making quality paper beads made out from old magazines and catalogs. I am very impressed with the workmanship and the fact that they are not just beautiful and … Continue reading

Lethbridge College has revamped its fashion design program to include an emphasis on sustainable mass production.

 (Originally posted in Lethbridge Herald) BY CAROLINE ZENTNER czentner@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge College has revamped its fashion design program to include an emphasis on sustainable mass production. The new program, Fashion Design and Sustainable Production, replaces the former Fashion Design and Marketing certificate program. Last April, amid funding cuts from the provincial government, the college shut down both … Continue reading

  • Fashion is increasingly a visual part of our global reality. the studioArena explores moving fashion beyond the development of European mercantile capitalism, commodity fetishism, and the politics of production (the way fashion emphasizes consumption at the expense of production.
  • Fashion has always played a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid social, economic and technological change. It can act out instability or loss, or it can stake out the territory of new social and sexual identities.