Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Fashion With A Purpose

Millions of pounds of plastic waste is created globally every year. With only a small portion being recycled at facilities, the rest is sent to landfills. The creators of Wolven Threads decided to do neither, and put recycled plastic into the fabric of their clothes. Wolven Threads is a sustainable brand that gives back to the earth and to the...

Curve Fashion

Mannequins resembling life-size Barbie dolls and photos of fashion-standard models wearing the latest trends are displayed at every corner of each store at a Los Angeles mall. Alexus Gregg, who wears sizes 12-14, has been at the mall for more than an hour, trying to find a trendy outfit in her size, with limited success. Most of the stores only...

Saving the World One T-shirt At A Time

Hiding behind prison-like bars and faded paint that’s covering graffiti on a rundown Downtown Los Angeles warehouse sits a rack of dozens of high-end fabric creations, including a top-selling shirt called the Wearever T. Like the warehouse, the best parts of Project Social T are not always in the looks, but in action — 10 percent of the proceeds from...

Melrose By Any Other Name

Psychedelic threads and suggestive advertisements bulge like beer bellies on the Fourth of July across 1.3 miles.   If one isn’t familiar with L.A. culture, some may mistake peacocking locals for models and Dr. Seuss inspired storefronts for film sets.   In reality, it is the boulevard between Beverly Hills and Silverlake that is the Los Angeles epicenter of shopping and...

Ink Me Up

A new spasm of pain surges through a large man’s body lying on the thick padded hospital style table as a consistent buzz resonates through the room. His face scrunches with each touch of the humming machine to the skin covering his ribs. A man with blonde and black dreads leans in closer to note the exact spot he should bring...

Changing the Game

A fresh white canvas sits prepped and ready. With the simple pull of a trigger, paint sprays from the airbrush. The nearly invisible mist covers both fabric and tape, bringing life and vibrance to the new piece. But it won’t be hung in a gallery or a home. In fact, this work of art will spend most of the time...

Spray Paint Maven

A 7-year-old stuck at a railroad crossing stands along a stretch of metal tracks that extend as far as the eye can see. A swiftly approaching train of 70-plus graffiti-cloaked cars—painted with culture and history—flies by the face of a child, offering her first glimpse into the world of street art. The impression that blossomed at the train tracks stayed...