Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press and Kim Jenkins

I wrote the following for the Tishman Environment & Design Center’s blog following last week’s event. On Wednesday February 28th, the third day of our climate injustice disruption throughout the university, the Tishman Environment and Design Center and the School of Fashion at Parsons hosted a conversation to mark the US publication of Clare Press’s book Wardrobe Crisis. Press is the Sustainability Editor-at-Large of Vogue Australia, to our knowledge the first such appointment at a major fashion magazine. For theRead more

Journey to America

Whispers, a poem about displacement as a response to discrimination, will be part of ‘Journey to America – How Stories of Immigration Shape our Heritage and Culture’, at The Art Center Highland Park in Illinois, north of Chicago. The opening reception is on March 9th, 6-8pm. The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035    Read more

Stitch Fetish 6

It’s the last week of Stitch Fetish 6 at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles; my piece #bigmuscle is part of the exhibition. I had the pleasure of meeting the curator, Ellen Schinderman, over the weekend as well as see the show. If you’re in LA this week, please go and see it!Read more

The circularity gap

Reading through the Circularity Gap by Circle Economy, whom I have met with and respect deeply, some quick thoughts. We are – and have been for millennia, albeit with a recent increase in velocity – in the business of slowly replacing non-human biomass with human biomass. See the diagram early in the report that includes biomass extraction and think of human population growth in the same period. Then read this on the declining numbers of non-human vertebrates. Let me repeat:Read more

Fashion Revolution zine #2

Fashion Revolution fanzine, ‘Loved Clothes Last’, is now available for pre-order HERE. The zine explores the issue of waste and mass-consumption in the fashion industry, and hopes to inspire you to buy less, care more, and know how to make the clothes you love last for longer. It’s a big double-edition issue — with 124 pages of poetry, illustration, photography, infographics, and packed with articles, tips and interviews with leaders of the circular fashion movement and innovators in textile recycling,Read more

Samuji Talks

This Saturday I’m excited to take part in #SamujiTalks at the Samuji New York store, at 12 Prince Street, with Finnish journalist Pauliina Siniauer. Funny coincidence: both Pauliina and I are from Nummela. I’d love to see you there!Read more