Sew & Tell

Premiere DateNov 14, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: To Travel the Path Unknown Goat)
03:10 Interview with Steven Weinreb of Civic Duty
12:12 DJ Marie
13:27 Some Things Christopher Denny
16:53 Southern Grammar Hiss Golden Messenger
21:30 Sun/Shadow (Radio Edit) Holy Ghost Tent Revival
25:47 DJ Marie
27:50 Interview with Steven Weinreb
33:45 DJ Marie
35:43 Carried Away Sloan
39:18 Straight Through the Light Zeus
43:13 Glory, Sweat, And Flow Archie Bronson Outfit
45:11 DJ Marie
46:38 Interview with Steven Weinreb
51:03 DJ Marie
51:44 Runaway (Radio Edit) Electric Youth
55:19 Finish

What if I told you about a tough, durable, stylish sneaker that’s made of… paper? Sounds impossible, right? This week’s guest, Steven Weinreb, is the founder and CEO of Civic Duty, a new line of footwear made from Tyvek. Tyvek is a recyclable plastic-based fiber with the texture of paper that’s remarkably resilient and water-resistant, making it an overlooked but ideal textile for garment design. On today’s show, Steven will talk about what triggered his idea to create shoes from Tyvek, the process of creating a viable prototype, the unique properties that make Tyvek a perfect fit for shoes, the challenges of launching and building Civic Duty, some of the ways Civic Duty is giving back, and more.

Plus, a playlist full of great indie releases from this year, including Christopher Denny, Hiss Golden Messenger, Zeus, and Electric Youth. So join us for some true fashion innovation here on BreakThru Radio!


Select Civic Duty styles, by Steven Weinreb
(Photos courtesy of Civic Duty)

Shop Civic Duty styles for yourself at…
Nordstrom
Gilt.com
Yoox.com
– The Civic Duty webshop!

And be sure to keep up with all the latest news & updates from Civic Duty via…
Facebook
Twitter


Holy Ghost Tent Revival
(Photo by Caitlin McCann)
Nov 14 – Ivywild School – Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 15 – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew – Lyons, CO
Nov 18 – Vangarde Arts – Sioux City, IA
Nov 19 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
Nov 20 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL


Sloan
(Photo by Lisa Mark)
Nov 14 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
Nov 15 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro, NC
Nov 16 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 20 – Starlight – Waterloo, Ontario


Electric Youth
(Photo by Vanessa Heins)
Nov 14 – District N9ne – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 15 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Nov 18 – The Hoxton – Toronto, Ontario
Dec 1 – Melkweg Oude Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec 4 – Nouveau Casino – Paris, France

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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