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A Conversation with Errolson Hugh | Hypebeast
"My interest in materials… is like my interest in tools. What can be made with this? What can this do that other materials cannot? Materials with special properties are cool because they can open new possibilities in manufacturing, design, or even behavior. Additionally, they’re such an amazing cultural artifact. Where and how something gets made says so much about us as people, as a species, even. In a beautiful fabric, the simplest thing can be magic."
design  clothes  materials  manufacture  tools 
june 2012 by infovore
Grain & Gram — The New Gentlemans Journal / The Exchange / A Conversation With Roy Slaper
"Skateboarding, metal work, solitude, machining, precision, and practicality. That's where Roy began." Lovely interview with a chap who makes custom jeans, on his own, simply because he decided one day he wanted to - and then he got good at it. The photographs of his workshop at the end are lovely.
clothes  manufacturing  learning  jeans  process 
may 2011 by infovore
Abandonwear Clothing | The Place for Retro Tech Clothing
"A history of Silicon Valley failure written in T-Shirts." Much as I'm trying to wear fewer T-Shirts, wow, there's a lot here I'd wear in a flash, and not out of hipster irony. SSI! Sierra On-Line! Infocom! Microprose! Accolade! Brøderbund! Brilliant.
clothes  history  technology  tshirts  geek 
april 2011 by infovore
Reknit - January: Sweater = Scarf
"You send an old sweater to my mom. She unravels it... and knits you a scarf." This is brilliant.
knitting  recycling  clothes  diy  wool  granufacture 
january 2010 by infovore
Your Intifada: Now Made in China! | Mother Jones
The last keffiyeh factory in Palestine is going out of business; they're all made in China now. Well done, hipsters!
fashion  clothes  keffiyeh  hipsters  economics  notlocalanymore 
july 2009 by infovore
News Knitter
"News Knitter converts information gathered from the daily political news into clothing. Live news feed from the Internet that is broadcasted within 24 hours or a particular period is analyzed, filtered and converted into a unique visual pattern for a knitted sweater. The system consists of two different types of software: whereas one receives the content from live feeds the other converts it into visual patterns, and a fully computerized flat knitting machine produces the final output. Each product, sweater of News Knitter is an evidence/result of a specific day or period."
visualization  information  clothing  news  knitting  clothes  textiles 
january 2009 by infovore
House of Bendie
"Welcome to House of Bendie - a UK clothing line that takes classic, British suiting fabrics and creates unsuit-like clothes for men and women. We specialise in bespoke hoodies: hand-made, made-to-measure, hooded jackets crafted from exquisite suit materials." Oh, lovely.
uk  clothing  tailoring  hoodie  clothes 
january 2009 by infovore

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