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Wow, what a week! For all those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, the thoughts & hearts of all the BreakThru Radio staff are with you, and we wish you safe and swift recovery. There are a host of opportunities to help out, whether you live in the NYC area or elsewhere, and you'll find a list of resources at the bottom of today's show page. The fashion industry marched on through the storm, bringing with it a host of stories from the inspriational to the ridiculous, to the er, well, more ridiculous. And let's not forget that it was Halloween this week, too, which gave fashionistas everywhere an excuse to get even more flamboyant. Here on the station, we've been celebrating with Unsolved Mysteries week, taking this opportunity to examine some of the inexplicable, unfathomable, and downright strange phenomenon in culture, science and society. The fashion side of mystery can, in my opinion, most easily be found in vintage goods, and this week's Sew & Tell guests are the perfect example of how repurposed antiques can become updated treasures, oozing with historic mystique. Margaux and Walter Kent are a husband-and-wife team that form the creative collaboration behind Philadelphia-based Peg & Awl, a line of home, garden, and fashion accessories. Margaux and Walter's creations all borrow their lives from antique material, and to own a Peg & Awl piece is to own a rare piece of history. On today's show, Margaux and Walter will share the story of how they started Peg & Awl, where they find their unique source materials, and some of the processes they use to craft their beautiful goods. Plus, I have a sleuth-worthy playlist, with tracks from Timber Timbre, Levek, Midnight Magic and more. So invite your power-less friends over, gather around the kitchen table, light some candles, and tune in as we solve this Friday's fashion mystery...
On this week's Sew & Tell, I'm joined by Owyn Ruck, co-founder and General Manager of the Brooklyn-based Textile Arts Center. Since it opened in 2009, TAC has become an indispensable part of the New York fashion, craft, and fine art community. With two facilities dedicated to educational workshops and classes, a gallery space, a resource library, and a storefront, the Textile Arts Center offers both enthusiasts and professionals an opportunity to learn more about a variety of textile-based processes, from weaving to screen printing, natural dyeing to leather work. On today's show, Owyn will talk about the impetus for opening TAC, the structure of their Artist Residency program, her thoughts on where textiles fit into the sustainable fashion conversation, and the continued development of textile recycling. Plus, some great music, new and old, from artists including Deleted Scenes, Foxes, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire, and MNDR. All that and more, so turn it up & welcome the weekend in style on BreakThru Radio!
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