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American nonprofit Closely Crafted launches in bid to preserve craftsmanship

1 month ago   |   By Fashion United

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A new US nonprofit has been launched by New York designer Gigi Burris O'Hara with the goal of preserving American craftsmanship.
Closely Crafted's mission, the organisation said on its website, is to revitalise “the legacy of quality Made-in-America” goods, through nurturing artisan equity and creating awareness of crafts, such as millinery, tailoring and pleating.
“Factories and ateliers are closing, and with that decades of knowledge vanish along with them,” Burris O'Hara told Vogue in a report. She added that the preservation of skill sets across generations is critical...
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Polestar Launches KOJA Treehouse to Focus on Sustainable Travel

Polestar Launches KOJA Treehouse to Focus on Sustainable Travel

1 month ago   |   By Hypebeast

Polestar - best known for its performance electric cars - has moved beyond the automotive world with its latest project. Dubbed the KOJA, its new micro space tree house has been designed by Finnish designer Kristian Talvitie - who won an honorable mention in the 2021 Polestar Design Contest - and is now on display in the village of Fiskars in southwest Finland. The KOJA treehouse aims to redefine sustainable travel as it allows people to get in touch with nature without the need for travel. The space is attached to a tree trunk without harming the tree, and features a panoramic glazed...
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Revstance launches as new marketplace for indie designers and jewellers

1 month ago   |   By Fashion United

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A new marketplace for independent designers and jewellers has launched as a response to the current economic environment and the swathes of fast fashion in the industry.
Revstance looks to provide consumers with the tools needed to make conscious and sustainable purchasing decisions, offering pre-purchase, purchase and post-purchase cycles through its platform.
In a release, the UK-based company said: “We're going beyond a conventional marketplace and re-thinking fashion e-commerce from the ground up, creating an ecosystem beneficial for consumers, brands and the...
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