HOME & GARDEN
December 6, 2012 |
Fast fashion retailer H&M wants your old clothes. The Swedish clothier is rolling out a global initiative to encourage its shoppers to recycle unwanted outfits instead of throwing them in the trash, H&M said in a statement Thursday. "Every year, tons of textiles are thrown out with domestic waste and end up in landfill. As much as 95% of these clothes could be used again; re-worn, reused or recycled - depending on the state of the garment," H&M said. H&M will accept clothing from any brand in any condition (now might be a good time to bring out the stained sweatshirts and dozens of cotton T-shirts)
November 26, 2012 |
Black Sheep Heap is a small design house focusing on projects that promote sustainability. As a member of Green Business Network, the company aims to encourage social and environmental change through their products. In addition to custom graphic design and screen-printing, the Brooklyn-based company produces their own line of hand-printed, organic apparel and recycled bags using water-based, nontoxic inks. The brand's line of unisex t-shirts, onesies and bags sport victory garden-like graphics with catchy taglines that read “Beet the System,” “Avant Gardener” and “Yes We Can.” The t-shirts and bags make great gifts for the avid gardener, food preserver or food activist in your life.
November 11, 2012 |
Looking gravely across a courtroom in Afghanistan, 7-year-old Zardana raised her hand Saturday and swore to testify truthfully about the night a man who prosecutors say was a U.S. soldier shot her in the head, shot her brother in the leg and killed her grandmother. “Yes I do, and I'm not going to lie,” said Zardana, wearing a lavender headscarf and fiddling with a juice box as her image was beamed by video to another courtroom in Washington state, where U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is charged with 16 counts of murder.
October 27, 2012 |
Flavour Gallery , the maker of T-shirts aimed at chefs and foodies, has a new fall line featuring designs by Andrew Zimmern, Chris Cosentino and other notable chefs. “The Other White Meat” T-shirt with the head of a hoary goat, pictured above, was designed by Zimmern (host of the Travel Channe l 's “Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern"). The new line is due to release in early November. Flavour Gallery owners Alfredo and Erin Malatesta launched the brand in 2011, aiming to “unite and identify fellow culinary enthusiasts” - you know, the way Joseph Gordon Levitt's Joy Division T-shirt in “500 Days of Summer” banded together nostalgic 80s-era fans of late-70s post-punk, or something like that.
October 16, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Melky Cabrera has been banished from the kingdom. The San Francisco Giants have so distanced themselves from their disgraced outfielder that they have made his name disappear. The Giants are selling T-shirts with names of all their players on the back. For $32, you can get the bright orange National League West championship shirt. For $40, you can get the sedate charcoal NL Championship Series shirt. Cabrera's name is not on either shirt. Giants President Larry Baer said he was unaware of the names on particular T-shirts but acknowledged that the team has dropped Cabrera from its marketing and promotions since his suspension.
HOME & GARDEN
September 18, 2012 |
It's startling to observe the changes you go through when you move to another country - changes in the way you interact with women and men. Even the way you dress. I started to think about acculturation after I moved from Germany to Southern California. I was sorting through clothes to see what to throw away, and I discovered a pink T-shirt. I hadn't worn it since the move, but when I put it on, I noticed that I still liked it. A lot. I've always liked pink because it's more intriguing than, say, red in the same way a complex jazz harmony is deeper than a simple triad.
September 4, 2012 |
The Houston Texans finally made it over the hump last season, making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Well, except for that time back in 1961, when they won the AFC title. What? You don't believe me? I've got the Old Navy T-shirt to prove it. See, it says right there, "Houston Texans, 1961 AFC Champions. " Now I know that you might think the Texans did not exist back in 1961. And neither did the AFC for that matter. But if you can't believe an Old Navy T-shirt, what can you believe?
September 4, 2012 |
Justin Bieber showed off a new tattoo Monday on Twitter. The 18-year-old singer posted a shirtless picture displaying his new ink: a tattoo of a crown on his right chest. Cool tat Biebs, now what's with the hair and that pained face? [E! Online] Old Navy is doing some sartorial damage control after a sharp-eyed shopper spotted a mistake on one of their printed sports shirts. The shirts read Houston Texans 1961 AFC champions. The correct team name is the Houston Oilers and the big game was an AFL title.
August 28, 2012 |
Although the L.A. label Creative Growth for Everybody has been around for the better part of two years, I hadn't had a chance to check it out firsthand until last week's trip to the Las Vegas apparel trade shows, where it was an especially refreshing change of pace from the superficiality of both Sin City and the overall fashion business. Co-founded by Joel Knoernschild (who also has his own line, KZO ) and Stella Ishii, founder and president of the News fashion showrooms, the line of art-driven men's and women's cotton T-shirts, tank tops, 3/4-length raglan sleeve tops, slouchy sweatshirts, hoodies and sweatpants bear screen-printed or embroidered images chosen by Knoernschild (who is also the line's creative director)
August 3, 2012 |
LONDON -- So a guy from South Africa walks into the Aquatics Centre wearing a Dee Gordon T-shirt. Have the Dodgers' new owners already recovered the team's global luster? Well, no. The guy wearing the shirt was Nick Gordon, a sports reporter for the Citizen. He had traveled to Los Angeles last month to cover a championship fight, with Jeffrey Mathebula of South Africa as one of the combatants. Nick Gordon said he did not go to a Dodgers game while he was in town. He is not a baseball fan. Rather, he saw the T-shirt in the mall and bought it since his last name was on the back.