Posts from the ‘Environmental’ Category

Honoring An Ancient Tradition: Torino – A New Linen Velvet from Place

February 19, 2014

  As fabrics go, velvet is in a class by itself. Velvet has been considered a luxury fabric almost since the beginning of time and linen velvet (made from flax) dates all the way back to 2000 BC in ancient Egypt. Household inventories from 809 AD list bolts of velvet as assets in documenting wealth! […]

Luxury Fashion Industry Promotes Wool

January 30, 2013

“Narciso Rodriguez Named Woolmark Ambassador,” by Lisa Lockwood, WWD

A Passion for Wool

October 4, 2012

View our full excerpt from The Wool Book here. Pick up a copy at Barnes & Noble! I attended several events that took place in NYC a week or so ago related to the Campaign for Wool. There was actually a flock of sheep in Bryant Park ( the local NYC dogs were going nuts!) […]

Office Insight

May 27, 2010

What is the value of bamboo? “It’s not that bamboo textiles are bad; just don’t kid yourself that they are better than something else.” – Kristie Strasen In the May 17th edition of officeinsight*, Kristie Strasen was quoted in “What is the Value of Bamboo?” an article on the practical use of “green” materials. Peter […]