Sew & Tell

Premiere DateMar 30, 2012
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Broken Kite Footage Clark)
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03:27 Interview with Jasmin Malik Chua of Ecouterre
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08:53 DJ Marie
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09:42 Certain Times Dinosaur Feathers
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12:35 The Wave Miike Snow
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16:16 Natural Disaster Dante vs. Zombies
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19:38 DJ Marie
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21:00 Interview with Jasmin Malik Chua
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27:54 DJ Marie
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29:02 The Wind Is Blowing Needles Choir of Young Believers
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34:51 I'm Gonna Live Anyhow Yann Tiersen
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38:38 Dreamlike Vacationer
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42:22 DJ Marie
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43:14 Interview with Jasmin Malik Chua
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47:48 DJ Marie
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49:49 Ballroom Kid Bryan Scary
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53:50 Finish
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“Despite how glamorous fashion looks on the outside, beneath it is a terribly polluting industry that devastates wildlife, pollutes water sources, and has considerable impacts on the livelihoods of people… Buying a t-shirt isn’t just buying a t-shirt.” – Jasmin Malik Chua

On this week’s Sew & Tell, Jasmin Malik Chua, the Managing Editor of the online eco-fashion publication Ecouterre, talks about the industry’s biggest environmental struggles, and the ways in which some large corporations, like Nike, Levi’s, and H&M, are beginning the road to recovery. Plus, the latest music from Miike Snow, Dinosaur Feathers, Choir of Young Believers, Yann Tiersen and more! Get stylishly responsible with DJ Marie on BTR…

Selected Articles from Ecouterre
(Photos courtesy of Ecouterre)

7 Water-Saving Innovations Employed by the Garment Industry, by Jasmin Malik Chua

Congress to Hold First Hearings on Cosmetic Safety in Over 30 Years, by Lori Zimmer

Xeni Collection: A Fashion Label for People With Physical Disabilities, by Bridgette Meinhold

Aussie Designer Rachel Rodwell Upcycles Used Coffee Pods into Fabric, by Jasmin Malik Chua

And check out this awesome interview with The Williamsburg Seamster, who will be altering my wedding dress! I am one lucky lady!

The Williamsburg Seamster Does Custom Alterations, Makes House Calls, story and photo by Amanda Coen

A Few (only a few!) of Jasmin’s Favorite Designers:

John Patrick Organic, S/S 2012, Photos by Jill Fehrenbacher for Ecouterre

Samantha Pleet, F/W 2012, Photos by Dan Lecca

Suzanne Rae, F/W 2012, Photos by Brit Liggett for Ecouterre

*Also, be sure to check out the website for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. And click here for your chance to vote in Ecouterre’s Reader’s Choice Awards for DIY with IOU, co-sponsored by Source4Style!


Miike Snow
(Photo by Neil Thomson)
April 10 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
April 11 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
April 12 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
April 13 – 15 & 20 – 22 – Coachella – Indio, CA
April 17 & 18 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
April 24, 25 & 26 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
April 27 – The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
April 28 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
April 29 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
May 1 – Sound Academy – Toronto, Ontario
May 2 – Metropolis Theatre – Montreal, Quebec
May 3 – The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
May 26 – 28 – Megaland – Landgraaf, Netherlands
May 30 – Ritz Manchester – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 31 – O2 Academy Brixton – London, United Kingdom


Dinosaur Feathers
(Photo by Aaron Colussi)
April 2 – First Ave/7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
April 5 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
April 6 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
April 7 – Frankies – Toledo, OH
April 11 – Church – Boston, MA
April 13 – The Outer Space – Hamden, CT
April 14 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
May 4 – Philamoca – Philadelphia, PA
May 10 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
May 13 – The Waiting Room Lounge – Omaha, NE
May 17 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
May 19 – The Media Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
May 20 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
May 22 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
May 30 – Trees – Dallas, TX
June 1 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO


Choir of Young Believers
(Photo by Frederik Solberg)
March 31 – Comet Club – Berlin, Germany
April 5 – Forbraendingen – Albertslund, Denmark
April 6 – Stars – Vordingborg, Denmark
April 7 – Templet – Lyngby, Denmark
April 12 – Studenterhuset Aalborg – Aalborg, Denmark
April 13 – Kulisselageret – Horsens, Denmark
April 14 – Kansas City – Odense, Denmark
April 19 – Gimle – Roskilde, Denmark
April 20 – VoxHall – Aarhus, Denmark
April 21 – Fermaten – Herning, Denmark
April 27 – Lille VEGA – Copenhagen, Denmark
May 19 – Cactus Club – Bruges, Belgium
June 15 – 17 – Northside Festival – Aarhus, Denmark

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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