Today, on our first anniversary, we’re making a big announcement: The launch of The Zady Collection. We’re creating a new standard of production, starting with a sweater. In the coming weeks we will share more of the journey: from farming, washing, dying, to knitting, all done in the USA. You are making this change possible. Join the #slowfashion movement. (Photo courtesy of Imperial Stock Ranch)
https://zady.com/getready High-res

Today, on our first anniversary, we’re making a big announcement: The launch of The Zady Collection. We’re creating a new standard of production, starting with a sweater. In the coming weeks we will share more of the journey: from farming, washing, dying, to knitting, all done in the USA. You are making this change possible. Join the #slowfashion movement. (Photo courtesy of Imperial Stock Ranch)

https://zady.com/getready

The World According to Cotton
History has been written on the blank face of cotton: a white, fluffy, endlessly malleable material that is the base for everything from seersucker suits to luxury sheets. Cotton has caused and funded wars, led to economic expansion and collapse, enriched landowners and enslaved the rest. However, we’re not here to talk about cotton’s rich history, as interesting and crucial as it is. We are here to detail cotton’s role in your wardrobe. Did you know… 68 percent of women’s clothing contains cotton, and 85 percent of men’s clothing as well? U.S. textile manufacturers move 3.8 billion tons of cotton, and just over half of that goes into apparel alone. (more) High-res

The World According to Cotton

History has been written on the blank face of cotton: a white, fluffy, endlessly malleable material that is the base for everything from seersucker suits to luxury sheets. Cotton has caused and funded wars, led to economic expansion and collapse, enriched landowners and enslaved the rest. However, we’re not here to talk about cotton’s rich history, as interesting and crucial as it is. We are here to detail cotton’s role in your wardrobe. Did you know… 68 percent of women’s clothing contains cotton, and 85 percent of men’s clothing as well? U.S. textile manufacturers move 3.8 billion tons of cotton, and just over half of that goes into apparel alone. (more)

The History of the Breton Shirt

Timelessness is a priority in French style, and the navy and white striped pullover is exemplary of how an item of clothing, when made well, can last forever and trump trends. Origins of this timeless style, however, are not in the fashion capital of the world. It was not the Parisians, but rather the Bretons who wore the nautical stripe first in Bretagne. (more) High-res

The History of the Breton Shirt

Timelessness is a priority in French style, and the navy and white striped pullover is exemplary of how an item of clothing, when made well, can last forever and trump trends. Origins of this timeless style, however, are not in the fashion capital of the world. It was not the Parisians, but rather the Bretons who wore the nautical stripe first in Bretagne. (more)

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Why Fashion Brands are Working with Artisan Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

“We team up with local micro-financing or women’s organizations so that these women get the training to develop a market for their product [beyond one order],” she says. “We want to help create sustainable jobs.” - Maxine Bedat on The Bootstrap Project and Zady High-res

Why Fashion Brands are Working with Artisan Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

“We team up with local micro-financing or women’s organizations so that these women get the training to develop a market for their product [beyond one order],” she says. “We want to help create sustainable jobs.” - Maxine Bedat on The Bootstrap Project and Zady