Sloe News Day 07 . 09 . 21

Every week Sloe gathers the best articles on handmade fashion and sustainable style. You can get Sloe News Day delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.

Here are a few of our favorite reads from the past week.

Big things are on the horizon

Our link roundup is HUGE this week! It was a busy week for fashion sustainability and labor activists. In handmade news, we’re highlighting a promising new fiber festival, a couple handy no-sew tricks, and a few pattern and book releases we’re looking forward to. I’ll stop there, I don’t want to spoil the surprise.

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  • Renting Clothes is ‘less green than throwing them away’ [The Guardian]
  • A very satisfying read on rejuvenating accessories [The Restory]


  • Work and Death in Sri Lanka’s Garment Industry [Jacobin]

Size Inclusivity

  • Clothes Horse Podcast interviewed technical designer and FIDM adjunct, Meredith Petro, about sizing in ready to wear clothes and how different companies approach plus sizes [Clothes Horse part 1, part 2]


New Releases

  • Erin Essiambre announced her new vintage inspired embroidery book [Instagram]

Tips and Hacks

  1. Stop fiddling with tie tops and bikini straps [Instagram]

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