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A conversation with Roger Sadowsky about making all-American guitars.
How David Rees has made the antiquated craft of artisanal pencil sharpening a business.
"The product has to be beautiful because the process is beautiful. Each step has to beautifully fit together..." - Noah Guy of Joshu + Vela In honor of BreakThru Radio's Innovator Week, I have a truly innovative designer on today's show. Noah Guy creates Joshu + Vela, a line of stunning hand-crafted bags, from his studio in San Francisco, employing natural materials and dyes. The majority of his materials are sourced from the U.S., and the results are beautifully durable, stylish bags that are at once reminiscent of the past and perfectly suited for the future. On today's show, Noah will talk about the path to starting his own line, the ethics and challenges of creating with U.S.-sourced materials, and an oak-tanned leather he uses that makes each bag truly one-of-a-kind. Plus, great music in the mix today, with new tracks from Plants and Animals, Virgin Forest, Virals, and even a weird-but-wonderful Buddy Holly remix. So turn up the volume, enjoy, and just try to resist the siren song of your own new Joshu + Vela bag...
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!