At The Top...
Lauren and I have been thinking a lot about community since arriving in Los Angeles (moving halfway across the world to a new city will do that to you...) Connection matters and, in a week when smoky air triggered climate change discussions from New Delhi to California, it feels more important than ever to address our common concerns by bringing people together in positive ways.
In this newsletter, we're announcing our new online community forum and recapping our first L.A. event. Whether through our digital platform or in real-life spaces, we want to help you connect to people and resources for thoughtful, ethical design. Speaking of which: We've just published our report from Amman Design Week and, as always, we've spotlighted key stories, news items, and events from around the web... enjoy!
New on THE KINDCRAFT
Events — North America
- NYC: At Cooper Hewitt, the Nature by Design exhibit gets a refresh with COCHINEAL, running from November 16th–January 3, 2020. This installation explores the enduring legacy of this natural dye and its innovative use among contemporary designers.
- Washington D.C.: Two events by George Washington University! Fast Fashion/Slow Art scrutinizes today’s garment industry, exploring issues of waste and consumerism through eleven films and video installations (runs through December 15, 2019). Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt reveals how textiles infused warmth and beauty into Egypt’s interior spaces (runs through January 5, 2020).
- Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art presents Sheila Hicks: Secret Structures, Looming Presence, running through January 12, 2020.
- L.A.: Craft Contemporary presents Finding the Center: Works by Echiko Ohira, showcasing the artist's use of repurposed paper, nails, thread, and other found materials to create sculptural forms and collages (through January 5, 2020).
Selections from the Style Section
- Pineapple leather, anyone? Vegans are transforming the way they furnish and decorate their homes
"When No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal and his wife, Erin Lokitz, decided to renovate their Spanish revival home in Los Feliz they decided that their furniture would be like their diet — strictly vegan.“We really emphasized the need for a cruelty-free home,” Lokitz said."
- Two deeper looks at the burgeoning clothing rental trend: Vogue with Not Into Clothing Rentals? The New York Designers Joining Rent the Runway Might Change Your Mind and Elizabeth Cline (author of 'The Conscious Closet') has How Sustainable Is Renting Your Clothes, Really? for Elle.
- Former editor at Highsnobiety Alec Leach talks about Future Dust, his new Instagram account where he highlights cool sustainable style
- It’s Time for Fashion Brands to Stop Playing It Safe and Lead the Charge in Sustainability
Business + Entrepreneurship
Sustainability + Labor
Wrapping Up / Looking Ahead
That's a Wrap!
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