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This week on Sew & Tell, I have the honor of featuring a true visionary in the field of fashion: designer Pia Interlandi. Pia's work began as an exploration of dissolvable textiles and garment deconstruction; eventually, through that work and the personal loss of her grandfather, Pia started to question the ways in which we traditionally dress bodies for burial. Her investigations ultimately led Pia to launch her own bespoke burial garment business, Garments for the Grave. On today's show, you'll hear from Pia about her dissolvable fabric designs, the moving experience that led her to investigate burial garments, her forensic studies of textile disintegration, and the philosophies and practices behind the grown natural burial movement. Plus, a playlist featuring brand new tracks from Candian artists Sebastien Grainger and Megan Bonnell, along with Brooklyn's The Can't Tells, Argentinian singer-songwriter Juana Molina, a brand new Bavarian trio called Aloa Input, and more. So tune in and learn how to be a conscientious fashionista, even in the afterlife…
This week, we take a look at a very new company, making some very smart designs. Kristin Glenn is the founder of Colorado-based label Seamly; just six weeks old, the collection boasts several versatile summer basics, made in the USA from deadstock fabric and offered at a fantastic price point. How is this possible? Well, it takes a business graduate with a passion for style, love affair with travel, and deep investment in responsible production to pull off a project of this caliber, and on today's show, you'll hear Kristin talk about the road she took to get there. Plus, a great playlist full of cultish overtones in tribute to BTR's weekly theme - we'll hear new music from Jake Bellows and Pure Bathing Culture, along with tracks from Cult of Youth, Okkervil River, and more. So join us - drink the sustainable style kool-aide and tune in to this week's Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
This week's guest is Jessica Schreiber, Program Manager for New York City's Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse, and Recycling. Jessica share details about re-fashioNYC, the city's textile recycling program, and how you can participate to help reduce the 200,000 tons of textile waste produced each year in New York City. She'll also talk about the ingenious idea behind Directional Dining, the food blog she co-authors with roommate Jules, and a few of her favorite eateries in the city. Later in the show, Dane and I dissect the red carpet styles from Monday's punk-themed Met Gala, and recap last Sunday's action-packed episode of Mad Men, in anticipation of big changes ahead for SCDP. Plus! The latest music from artists like She & Him, Small Black, AM & Shawn Lee, and ADULT. Celebrate Friday in fashion on BTR!

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