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A year after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, how much change have we seen within the industry? For this week’s Connection theme on Sew & Tell, I speak with Juliette Donatelli, founder and editor of the sustainability-focused website spades + siLK, about the intimate connections between our choices as consumers and the impact of the fashion industry on environment and economy. Juliette’s background and education are in environmental science, and it was through that work that she discovered a passion for championing sustainability within fashion. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Juliette about the mission and meaning behind spades + siLK, why she loves organic cotton, the significance of last week’s Fashion Revolution Day and its connection to the Rana Plaza tragedy, her take on the concept of “ethical fast fashion,” a few of her favorite brands, labels, shops, and beauty products, and more! Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of great new material from established favorites San Fran bands Thee Oh Sees and The Fresh & Onlys, as well as up-and-coming artists Coldair, Fear of Men, and more. So join us on BTR as we examine the essential connection between our money and our values.
DIY is to the fashion world as p.b. is to j, and this week on Sew & Tell I'm honored to have In Style's resident DIY expert Jenni Radosevich. Jenni is on the layout design team for In Style, but she also contributes DIY articles that give readers the opportunity to make their own versions of hot trends and accessories. Not only that, but Jenni has a strong following on her own blog I Spy DIY, where craft-on-istas can find even more inspiration, instructions, and insight into the how-tos of creative style. On today's show, Jenni talks about her start with tie-dye and puffy paint (remember that stuff??), the challenges and benefits of DIY fashion, and even divulges a few of her favorite sources for crafty supplies. Plus tons of great music including a Glass Ghost cover from Sharon Van Etten, new music from Chad VanGaalen, and a fun surfer-pop-tinged tune from Kids On A Crime Spree to ring in the summer sun. So crack open that craft cupboard and get ready for some radio!