Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The development and production process of the Loomstate zero-waste anorak is well under way. Throughout the past few weeks, I have been sourcing trims, determining fabrics and going through several pattern alterations with the Loomstate team. Due to the nature of zero-waste, some issues have come up along the way, which is making it a learning experience for all of us. Can't wait to see the first sample!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Yesterday, a group of college Seniors from Mount Ida College's Chamberlayne School of Design in Boston visited our showroom and office. As a part of the school's new Interdisciplinary Sustainable Design initiative, students of all different design majors came in to listen to Loomstate co-founder speak about sustainable design, not just in fashion but across the board. We hope the rest of the trip went well! Tweet
Monday, March 21, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This tragic event needs no introduction. Below is a list of suggestions for charities with links where we can make a donation specifically to the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief.
GlobalGiving Japan Relief Fund
Why: They're working with Save The Children and International Medical Corps. among other organizations to provide on the ground emergency relief and long-term support to survivors and victims of the Japan disaster.
Quick donate: Text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10
- Save The Children's own donation page
- International Medical Corps' own donation page
The Salvation Army
Why: They've been operating in Japan since 1850 and has over 80 centers there. They immediately sent teams to the worst affected areas and continue to send members to access damage and how to most effectively spend donations.
Quick donate: Text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to give $10 (respond YES to confirm).
American Red Cross
Why: They're donating to and working directly with Japanese Red Cross Society whose local volunteers have immediately been dispersed to help with relief item and food distribution, clearing debris, and providing medical transportation. Read here for more info.
Quick donate: Test REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10
The NY Times, Huffington Post, and TIME have their own list of suggestions and other useful applications.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Not just another street artist looking to make his mark, JR aims to bring light to social and political issues, and challenge public perception on unquestioned standards through posting enormous photographs taken with his 28mm camera. The world is his "gallery" and he chooses locations strategically. To put a face to the anonymity of the often stereotyped and written-off "thugs" from French ghettos, JR posted a series of portraits in bourgeois areas in Paris (pictured above).
For the project Face2Face, he and his team traveled to the Middle East and juxtaposed photographs of Palestinians and Israelis on the walls of 8 Palestinian and Israeli cities. In his most recent project, Women are Heroes, they took pictures of women, many of whom fell victim to war crimes, making loud expressions with silly faces or laughing, strikingly different from the often expressionless portraits. Pasted on roofs, walls, stairs, and even moving trains, the result was enormous, surprising, humorous and more depending on the viewer. He's now inviting everyone to participate in his new project Inside Out.
Check out his site, a short video about his work below, and his talk at the TED conference as the 2011 prize winner!
TED Prize Winner JR & INSIDE OUT from TED Prize on Vimeo.
All images taken from JR's site. Thanks Barbara for posting this on our wall! Tweet