It’s the first week of 2012, and what better time to focus on nutrition? And not just dietary – nutrition in every area of our lives. On today’s Sew & Tell, we’ll hear from someone who’s helping to keep the fashion industry healthy through an exciting new website. Benita Singh, along with Summer Rayne Oakes and Elizabeth Cloyd, recently launched Source4Style, an online marketplace for sustainable textiles that serves both suppliers and designers. Source4Style is also an incredible educational resource, and on today’s show, Benita shares some about the company, the fabrics they currently offer, the future of sustainable textiles, and some exciting new design initiatives that exhibit the changing face of global fashion.
Plus, I have a very “cool” playlist today, dedicated to winter. You’ll hear tracks from The Loom, Wintersleep, The Subjects, Say Hi, The Bees, and even a song featuring guest vocals by Feist. An action-packed show gets your year off to a great start, here on BTR!
Source4Style Online Marketplace
(Photos by Shawn Brackbill)
The Founding Members
Summer Rayne Oakes and Benita Singh
*Also, be sure to check out the Source4Style Trend section to learn more about sustainable fashion resources, and visit the IOU Project and Maiyet for some examples of gorgeous, ethically-sourced garments. Plus, don’t forget to check out Mike Strock’s Kickstarter page for info on the mouth-watering chocolate project Payá Pacá, and a chance to help get him started!
(Photo by Scott Munn)
Jan 19 – Hunter’s Ale House – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Jan 20 & 21 – Tide and Boar Pub – Moncton, New Brunswick
Jan 24 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Jan 25 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
(Photo by Jenny Jimenez)
(Photo courtesy of Elizaveta Myspace)
Jan 24 – Red Room @ Cafe 939 – Boston, MA
Jan 25 – Joe’s Pub – New York, NY
Jan 27 – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA
Jan 29 – Tin Angel At Serrano – Philadelphia, PA
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