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December 15, 2008

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Thanks for the mention, I wouldn't have known of you otherwise and there's some good content here.

Re: my commitments to sustainability. LOL. I try not to flog my credentials because, well, I can't be "reasonable" about it. Working in fashion one becomes cynical of fads and as an eco-activist of nearly 40 years, recent eco interest gives me pause. I'm eco fatigued by the din of competing clamor. [Me, I'm green! No, I'm green! I'm greener than all of you!] Imo, if people were truly committed, they'd worry less about buying their way into sustainability and become vegetarians. This has greater beneficial impact on the planet than going off the grid, buying local, recycling, driving a hybrid and buying all organic combined -and by a wide margin. Like I said, with the raised barre of competing claims, I'm not centrist when it comes to sustainability. :)

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10 Qualities of Slow Cloth, by Elaine Lipson

  • I defined Slow Cloth several years ago on this blog. Read the original post at http://lainie.typepad.com/redthread/2008/01/this-must-be-th-1.html. (Copyright Elaine Lipson 2007-2011; all rights reserved).
  • Joy
    Slow Cloth has the possibility of joy in the process. In other words, the journey matters as much as the destination.
  • Contemplation
    Slow Cloth offers the quality of meditation or contemplation in the process.
  • Skill
    Slow Cloth involves skill and has the possibility of mastery.
  • Diversity
    Slow Cloth acknowledges the rich diversity and multicultural history of textile art.
  • Teaching
    Slow Cloth honors its teachers and lineage even in its most contemporary expressions.
  • Materials
    Slow Cloth is thoughtful in its use of materials and respects their source.
  • Quality
    Slow Cloth artists, designers, crafters and artisans want to make things that last and are well-made.
  • Beauty
    It's in the eye of the beholder, yes, but it's in our nature to reach for beauty and create it where we can.
  • Community
    Slow Cloth supports community by sharing knowledge and respecting relationships.
  • Expression
    Slow Cloth is expressive of individuals and/or cultures. The human creative force is reflected and evident in the work.

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