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Your bi-monthly round-up of slow fashion & sustainability content.

How Equihua Is Transforming Traditional Mexican Blankets Into Luxury Fashion

“These days, you’re most likely to come across a cobija—a traditional, acrylic Mexican blanket—draped over a couch or folded at the bottom of a bed. The heirloom textiles, once used for warmth, are now a popular decor item, especially in Latin-American households. And now, thanks to independent designer, Brenda Equihua, they’re entering a third phase of life.”

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'British Vogue' editor-in-chief wants his magazine to reflect the world he sees

“Black women don't sell magazines. That's what Edward Enninful heard from the very beginning of his career in the fashion industry. And for him, that just sounded absurd. ‘I [was raised] by my mother, who was a seamstress, and she would make clothes for the most incredible women, women of all sizes and women of all skin tones and ages,’ Enninful says. ‘For me, fashion was always such an inclusive, beautiful thing.’

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Levi’s Taps Sami Miró Vintage for an Exclusive New Upcycled Collab Collection

“Falling in love with vintage design aesthetics from an early age, fashion designer Sami Miró has been turning her talents toward sustainability and upcycling since she was a teenager. As a result of her creativity and pioneering design technique, global denim behemoth Levi’s has recently tapped Miró for an exclusive new upcycled collab collection.”

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Could Made in Italy Become Synonymous With Sustainability?

“Last week, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Italian fashion industry leaders gathered to discuss the challenges of making sustainability a reality at the first Venice Sustainable Fashion Forum, a two-day event with C-suite executives from megawatt brands including Fendi and Prada as well as representatives from small, family-run suppliers.”

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Sustainable Fashion’s Latest Trend: Patchwork Collections

“While the term “patchwork” may invoke the fashion of the 1970s, today’s brands are bringing this aesthetic back in the name of sustainability.”

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