Zoya’s vegan-friendly nail polish is eco-friendly and does not contain formaldehyde, tolulene, camphor nor DBP.

Citizens, advocacy groups, medical professionals and companies are speaking out after a Calif. state government study found that many of the “non-toxic” nail polishes officials tested contained carcinogens or developmental toxins. According to the study, out of the 12 nail product brands the Department of Toxic Substance Control tested that claimed they didn’t have one to three … Continue reading

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

Ethical Fashion Designer: Sakina M’Sa

Born in Nioumadzaha, the largest of the Comoros Islands southeast of Africa, Sakina M’Sa arrived in Marseilles at the age of seven, studied art in France, then started to design clothes that she sold at festivals and bazaars. Her collection has an urban, eclectic sophistication, draped, looped, gathered and tucked into unexpected shapes, with a touch of punk … 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.