dye factories ordered to close

Seven wash and dye factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh have been ordered to stop dumping into the Buriganga River, or close. Their electricity was cut off, then restored for a three-month grace period. Last year, a giant factory explosion in China killed hundreds and was barely reported. It was first said their product was fertilizer. In…… Continue reading dye factories ordered to close

Isabel Toledo, 59

On January 9, 2009, Michelle Obama wore “The Lemongrass Outfit” Cuban-American Isabel Toledo designed, when she and President-Elect Barack walked through the crowds on Pennsylvania Avenue before he took the oath of office. “There is nothing that comes close to this moment,” Toledo told the AP. “It’s not just my moment and hers, but it’s…… Continue reading Isabel Toledo, 59

Nudie’s sewing machine

Nudie Cohn in his workshop. The embroidery panels on the table are similar to one of Robert Redford’s suits in 1979’s Electric Horseman. Young apprentice Manuel Cuevas, (who recently turned 86) is at the pressing table. The machine behind Nudie is now at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Without knowing it was the same…… Continue reading Nudie’s sewing machine