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Vintage Postcard of two Gikuyu girls

Gīkūyū Traditional Skirt – Mūthuru

The Gīkūyū traditional woman’s skirt was called the mūthuru, a simple leather wrap-around that was accompanied by a soft leather pubic apron that was worn under the skirt opening, mweng…

SheTrades Commonwealth

SheTrades Commonwealth

SheTrades Commonwealth

Paper-Tape Dress Form - Threads

Paper-Tape Dress Form - Threads

A paper-tape dress form is the easiest and cheapest of all.

Factory45 One Page Business Plan

Factory45 One Page Business Plan

Do you know the 24 steps you should take to manufacture an apparel product? Stay organized from start to finish.

Boning- Not just for Corsets - Threads

Boning- Not just for Corsets - Threads

Learn how to engineer stability into all sorts of fitted garments with this couture boning technique.

5 Kimono Styles Reinterpreted in Streetwear This Season | HYPEBEAST

5 Kimono Styles Reinterpreted in Streetwear This Season

Supreme, maharishi, and others rework the Hanten, Noragi, Samue and Dou Zinbei.

The ultimate underwire and boning tutorial for sewing a strapless dress. I used this for my wedding dress...

Sewing a wedding dress: Ultimate Underwires and Boning

A great tutorial for adding boning to a strapless wedding dress for structure and support, including cutting and tipping steel boning and adding underwires.

The Colette Patterns Pants Fitting Cheatsheet  |  Colette Blog

The Colette Patterns Pants Fitting Cheatsheet  |  Colette Blog

The 3 Best Online Courses for Fashion Designers

The 3 Best Online Courses for Fashion Designers

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how determined we are to reach our goals when there are certain things standing in the way. You may have been working towards a career in fashion design for years but if you are tied to a certain local area that d

4 Websites for Fashion Designers to Showcase their Work

4 Websites for Fashion Designers to Showcase their Work

One of the most important things to do if you’re looking to break through in the fashion world is to showcase your work – wherever and whenever you possibly can. The best way to do so is using all the advantages of the internet to help

BTS CREW SERIES – Editor’s Note - the Crew that made the shot - The Designers Studio

BTS CREW SERIES – Editor’s Note - the Crew that made the shot - The Designers Studio

Hey there good people. It is time for a new series. Is it me, or are these months flying by incredibly fast? Yikes! Hope you learnt and explored and discovered the art of photography and photographers doing amazing work in our previous Lens Series. If you didn’t get everything, check it out here – Photographers. But, as we all know, man is not an island. Greatness is not achieved simply by one person and many many many times that great image or that fashion runway show, film or the campaigns…

The psychological damage done by second hand clothing in Africa.

The psychological damage done by second hand clothing in Africa.

KIGALI, Rwanda — In Kenya, they are called the “clothes of dead white people.” In Mozambique, they are the “clothing of calamity.” They are nicknames for the unwanted, used clothing from the West t…

Stoll's new CMS ADF flat knitting technology engineers heating wires directly into the 3D structure of the balaclava. © H. Stoll AG & Co.

Why smart textiles are struggling to become commercialised

The Smart Fabrics Program and E-Textiles Workshop at the IFAI EXPO in New Orleans, which ran September 26 – 29, took a hard look at smart fabric development and commercialisation.

A look at everything a brand needs to consider before deciding to take on the expense and commitment of a fashion show, especially during fashion week.

Are You Thinking About Participating in Fashion Week? Consider This.

A look at everything a brand needs to consider before deciding to take on the expense and commitment of a fashion show, especially during fashion week.