Sew & Tell

Premiere DateDec 9, 2011
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Shelter Two The Evens)
02:52 Interview with Karen Stewart and Howard Brown of Stewart + Brown
10:11 DJ Marie
11:08 Running, Returning Akron/Family
15:39 When I Was a Young Man/Lake of Beer (Live) PG Six
20:44 Strangled Road Six Organs of Admittance
26:11 DJ Marie
26:57 Interview with Karen Stewart and Howard Brown
33:24 DJ Marie
34:17 Feedback Song Flying Saucer Attack
39:37 Monumental Wilderness
43:15 Angel, I'll Walk You Home Unrest
46:36 DJ Marie
47:14 Interview with Karen Stewart and Howard Brown
55:08 DJ Marie
57:09 On a Tip The Halo Benders
60:19 Finish

I have the best show EVER today! In honor of Competition Week, I had the enormous privilege of doing a follow up interview with Karen Stewart and Howard Brown, the pioneering forces of sustainable design behind the beautiful brand Stewart + Brown. They were first on Sew & Tell almost exactly two years ago, on the December 11, 2009 show, hosted by DJ Audrey II. Since then, their clothing line has grown even stronger in reputation and recognition, and in October of this year, Karen and Howard were awarded the WGSN Global Fashion Award for “Most Sustainable Brand,” beating out several other heavy-weight companies including Levi’s and Marks + Spencer. On today’s show, we have a rare opportunity to hear from these two experts in the field of sustainable fashion, who will talk about what’s changed in the industry over the last ten years, the significance of their WGSN award, the strange plight of hemp farming in the U.S., and even a few Stewart + Brown holiday gift suggestions.

Plus, Karen and Howard were DJ’s with impeccable taste for today’s playlist, and have assembled a mix featuring some of the favorite artists from the BTR catalogue, including Akron/Family, Six Organs of Admittance, Wilderness, Unrest and more. So tune in, turn up, and get ready to learn about the state of sustainable fashion in the U.S. today…

*And be sure to check out some exclusive sneak peek images of Stewart + Brown’s S/S 2012 collection below!

Selections from the Stewart + Brown S/S 2012 Collection (not yet released)
(Photos by Nicholas Haggard)

Selections from the Stewart + Brown Holiday 2011 Collection
(Photos by Nicholas Haggard)

Selections from the Stewart + Brown Fall 2011 Collection
(Photos by Nicholas Haggard)

*Visit the Stewart + Brown webshop to browse styles from these collections! Also, be sure to check out Karen and Howard’s pics for current favorite bands: The Evens, and Low.

(Photo by Misha Kominek)
Jan 6 – Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
Jan 7 – Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
Jan 8 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
Jan 10 – Crowbar – Ybor City, FL
Jan 11 – Double Down – Gainesville, FL
Jan 12 – Backbooth – Orlando, FL
Jan 13 – Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL
Jan 14 – The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
Jan 15 – The Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Jan 17 – Hideout – Chicago, IL
Jan 18 – Subkirke – South Bend, IN
Jan 19 – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – Cleveland, OH
Jan 20 – Blockley Pourhouse – Philadelphia, PA
Jan 21 – 285 Kent Ave. – Brooklyn, NY
Feb 10 – Denton Block Party – Denton, TX

Six Organs of Admittance
(Photo by Elisa Ambrogio, courtesy of Drag City)

(Photo by Mark Robinson)

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…