Xmittens were in gift bags for an exclusive Creative Dinner hosted by Peter Mensah (300, Spartacus, Avatar) on March 17 with Global Green USA at the Capital Grille in Los Angeles. The theme was green awareness and many celebrities and green activists were in attendance. more »
Yoshiko Wada is an artist, curator, educator, author and textile researcher and, without her, I never would have gone to Japan. Ms Wada has written several books including Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now (One of the best books I have ever read, Yoshiko Wada is more »
Hiroaki Ohya is an enigma of the fashion world. he straddles the line between fashion and art. For instance, his “Ohya The Wizard of Jeanz” series of fabric books that, when unfolded, become articles of clothing such as an origami inspired dress, or a pencil more »
There are so many fashion designers to take inspiration from. The one that has given me the most to aspire to (so far) is Issey Miyake. I first learned of Issey Miyake when I traveled to Japan for the International Shibori Symposium of 2005. We more »
Recycled polyester is a polymer-based fabric made using post-consumer (or pre-consumer but post-industrial) polyester. In other words, it takes either your old polyester clothing, used soda plastic bottles and/or excess ends from other polyester uses and melts them down to create a polyester goo which is then cooled and spun into a yarn. This yarn is then knit into a durable polyester fleece that will, in most cases, never need to be re-created into anything nor be thrown away.