Sew & Tell

Premiere DateFeb 8, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Starman (ft. Electric Youth) Radio Edit Sally Shapiro)
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03:51 Interview with Melissa and Carolina Cantor of Ethica
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12:18 DJ Marie
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14:09 Perfect House UUVVWWZ
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17:45 A Day's Pay For A Day's Work Darkstar
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21:21 So Good At Being In Trouble Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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24:59 DJ Marie
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26:22 Interview with Melissa and Carolina Cantor
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33:18 DJ Marie
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34:22 Young Boys Sin Fang
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37:56 Bright Light Mount Moriah
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40:41 Age of Ice Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
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43:46 DJ Marie
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44:54 Interview with Melissa and Carolina Cantor
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52:35 DJ Marie
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54:36 Rollerblades Kwes.
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58:18 Finish
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Happy Fashion Week! I hope you’ve all been enjoying the colorful, bold collections we’ve seen rolling out so far for F/W 2013 – lots of great surprises, including John Patrick Organic’s shock-pink! And with streaming access to over 80 top runway shows, there’s no need to feel out of the loop this week as all the top designers present their latest works to NYC.

And speaking of top designers: this week, I’m delighted to feature an interview with sisters Melissa and Carolina Cantor, co-founders of the exquisite new eco-fashion retail site Ethica. Melissa and Carolina showcase the work of fashion-forward labels, whose designers are not only innovative, but active in their passion to create sustainable goods. The sisters’ good taste shows not only in the inventory, but in the overall shopping experience, from sleek presentation to proactive consumer education. On today’s show, you’ll hear from the Ms. Cantors about what led them to start Ethica, a few challenges they’ve faced in launching a webshop, some of the criteria they use in selecting brands and designers, and a few of their top-selling brands.

Plus, a totally great playlist today with brand new music from Icelandic Sin Fang, Nebraska’s up-and-comers UUVVWWZ, San Fran indie darling Thao Nguyen of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and much more! So get ready for some serious style (and a serious new shopping addiction!) with Ethica and Sew & Tell on BTR!

Selections from the Ethica web shop, by Melissa and Carolina Cantor
(Photos courtesy of Ethica)

Byron Retro Biker Jacket from The Sway

Maura dress from Conditions Apply

Endell sweater from Dagg & Stacey

Baringo shorts from AMBRYM

Janice knit dress from Ivana Helsinki

Jolien comforter from Conditions Apply

Torrence pant from Dagg & Stacey

Elgon dress from AMBRYM

Weimar dress from Dagg & Stacey

Rainbow scarf from Sophia Costas

Llama scarf from Sophia Costas

Spike Drop crystal earrings from Anton Heunis

Strass Pendant necklace from Anton Heunis

Padparadscha earrings from Anton Heunis

Oursin necklace from AMBRYM

Reidi fold-over pouch from Cobra Society

Tricia square clutch from Cobra Society

Prussian Blue Traveler’s clutch from Fleabags

Artemis satchel from Fleabags

*Keep up with Ethica on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

UUVVWWZ
(Photo by Austin Skiles)
Feb 8 – Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
Feb 9 – The Waiting Room Lounge – Omaha, NE
Feb 11 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
Feb 12 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
Feb 13 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Feb 14 – Black Forest – Eugene, OR
Feb 15 – Facement – Arcata, CA
Feb 16 – Winter’s Tavern – Pacifica, CA
Feb 17 – Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
Feb 18 – Central SAPC – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 19 – Bar Eleven – San Diego, CA
Feb 20 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Feb 21 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 23 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
(Photo by Allison V. Smith)
Feb 13 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Feb 14 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
Feb 15 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 16 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Feb 18 – The Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX
Feb 20 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX
Feb 21 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
Feb 22 – One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA
Feb 23 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
Feb 27 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
Feb 28 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
March 1 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
March 2 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
March 3 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
March 4 – Wrong Bar – Toronto, Ontario
March 6 – Knickerbocker Theater at Hope College – Holland, MI
March 7 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
March 8 – Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IN
March 9 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO
March 11 – Opolis – Norman, OK
March 12 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
March 18 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
March 19 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
March 21 – Treefort Music Fest – Boise, ID
March 22 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
March 23 – The Media Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
April 5 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
(Photo by Nicl Walker)
Feb 9 – Jackpot Records in-store – Portland, OR
March 1 – Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
March 2 – Noise Pop – San Francisco, CA
March 5 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
March 6 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
March 7 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
March 8 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
March 9 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
March 11 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
March 16 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
March 17 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
March 18 – Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GA
March 19 – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
March 20 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
March 22 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
March 23 – Underground Arts Center – Philadelphia, PA
March 24 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
March 25 – The Bell House – New York, NY
March 27 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Ontario
March 28 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
March 29 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
March 30 – Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI
March 31 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI

Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…

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