Sew & Tell

Premiere DateAug 9, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Whatever Happened To The Million Head Collide? Pond)
03:18 Interview with Kristin Glenn of Seamly
09:42 DJ Marie
10:45 No Real Friend Jorge Elbrecht ft. Ariel Pink
14:25 Only Lonely Lovers Pure Bathing Culture
17:26 Two Weeks Jake Bellows
20:49 DJ Marie
22:46 Interview with Kristin Glenn
30:36 DJ Marie
31:28 Man and Man's Ruin Cult of Youth
34:41 Go Outside (Menahan Street Band Remix) Cults
37:42 We Need a Myth Okkervil River
42:19 DJ Marie
43:34 Interview with Kristin Glenn
48:37 DJ Marie
49:30 Faithless Heavenly Beat
53:20 Finish

This week, we take a look at a very new company, making some very smart designs. Kristin Glenn is the founder of Colorado-based label Seamly; just six weeks old, the collection boasts several versatile summer basics, made in the USA from deadstock fabric and offered at a fantastic price point. How is this possible? Well, it takes a business graduate with a passion for style, love affair with travel, and deep investment in responsible production to pull off a project of this caliber, and on today’s show, you’ll hear Kristin talk about the road she took to get there.

Plus, a great playlist full of cultish overtones in tribute to BTR’s weekly theme – we’ll hear new music from Jake Bellows and Pure Bathing Culture, along with tracks from Cult of Youth, Okkervil River, and more. So join us – drink the sustainable style kool-aide and tune in to this week’s Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!

Kristin Glenn, Founder & Designer of Seamly

Select Styles from Seamly, by Kristin Glenn
(All photos courtesy of Seamly)

The Versalette

30(+) ways to style the Versalette

Chill Out Crop

Grey Rainbow Dress

Midsummer Midi Dress

Jenny Dress

5-Way Versatile Maxi

So High Leggings

Pattern Making


Sample Making


Kristin working with factories in North Carolina

*Find Seamly on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Vimeo, and Instagram to stay connected & up-to-date on all the latest designs, developments, and news! Don’t miss out on your chance to vote for the next Seamly design, and check out the Seamly blog for inspiration & musings from Kristin and the team!

Odds & Ends…
*Steven Colbert dances to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” and makes what might be the best music video of 2013.
*A recipe for cake that is so dangerously delicious, you might have to ban it from your home for life
*What your choice in nail color says about you!
*An interesting argument against the dictatorial reign of the high heel.
*A defense from Everlane of their frequent sold-out status, that will make you love them even more…
*Who is Scott Stringer and why should you care? Because you should.
*The editors at Fashionista put coconut oil skincare to the test, and here are the results.
*3 months after the Rana Plaza collapse, victims are not receiving proper compensation. You can help by signing this petition.

Jake Bellows
(Photo by Michael Todd)
Aug 16 – HM157 – Los Angeles, CA

Pure Bathing Culture
(Photo by Parker Fitzgerald)
Aug 27 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 28 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
Aug 29 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Sept 25 – The Waiting Room – London, United Kingdom
Oct 10 – The Cellar Door – Visalia, CA
Oct 12 – Solar Culture Gallery & Performance Space – Tucson, AZ
Oct 13 – Low Spirits Bar & Stage – Albuquerque, NM
Oct 14 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
Oct 15 – The Void – San Diego, CA
Oct 16 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 17 – The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 18 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
Oct 19 – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen – Davis, CA
Oct 21 – Cozmic Pizza – Eugene, OR
Oct 22 – The Media Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 23 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
Oct 24 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
Oct 25 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
Oct 26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 27 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
Oct 28 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Nov 1 – The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
Nov 3 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
Nov 4 – Monkey House – Burlington, VT
Nov 5 – The Bears – Boston, MA
Nov 6 – BAR – New Haven, CT
Nov 8 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

Okkervil River
(Photo by Alexandra Valenti)
Aug 24 & 25 – First City Festival – Monterey, CA
Sept 7 & 8 – Boston Calling – Boston, MA
Sept 19 – Alabama Music Box – Mobile, AL
Sept 20 – Club Downunder @ FSU – Tallahassee, FL
Sept 21 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
Sept 23 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Sept 26 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
Sept 27 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY
Sept 28 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, Ontario
Sept 29 – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – Cleveland, OH
Oct 1 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Oct 2 – Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
Oct 4 – 6 & 11 – 13 – ACL Music Festival @ Zilker Park – Austin, TX
Oct 18 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
Oct 19 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Oct 20 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 24 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Oct 25 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
Oct 26 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 28 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA
Nov 1 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Nov 2 – Metro – Chicago, IL

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…