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What if I told you about a tough, durable, stylish sneaker that’s made of… paper? Sounds impossible, right? This week’s guest, Steven Weinreb, is the founder and CEO of Civic Duty, a new line of footwear made from Tyvek. Tyvek is a recyclable plastic-based fiber with the texture of paper that’s remarkably resilient and water-resistant, making it an overlooked but ideal textile for garment design. On today’s show, Steven will talk about what triggered his idea to create shoes from Tyvek, the process of creating a viable prototype, the unique properties that make Tyvek a perfect fit for shoes, the challenges of launching and building Civic Duty, some of the ways Civic Duty is giving back, and more. Plus, a playlist full of great indie releases from this year, including Christopher Denny, Hiss Golden Messenger, Zeus, and Electric Youth. So join us for some true fashion innovation here on BreakThru Radio!
It’s Street Week here on BTR, and we all know that the streets of NYC + style are as natural a combo as PB + J! This week’s guest, fashion photographer Melodie Jeng of The NYC Streets Photo Blog, gives us the inside scoop on what it takes to be a great street style photographer. Join us as Melodie shares about how she got into fashion photography, her approach to street style portraits, the photo gear that helps her capture NYC’s fashion scene, her favorite sneakers (aka the hottest trend in footwear), and more! Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of dreamy new music from artists including Sofie Winterson, Strange Talk, Sylvan Esso, So Brown, and Reuben and the Dark. So prepare to get your street style strut on with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!

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