Interview: Goldwin_0 Designer Julia Rodowicz

We discuss the heritage Japanese brand's diffusion line that's focused on zero-waste apparel

Japanese brand Goldwin_0, the diffusion line from Goldwin (founded in 1950 in Oyabe City in the Toyama Prefecture), launched in 2022 and has just released a spring/summer 2023 collection. The label is focused on zero-waste, functional and technical apparel designed by Julia Rodowicz and Jean-Luc Ambridge in collaboration with the Goldwin team and London-based design studio OK-RM. Using high-performance, eco-conscious and natural materials, the design …

Learning About Felt in Kyrgyzstan

Beginning in the northern Tian Shan mountains, a journey of tradition, craft and care with Kyrgies and Tumar

According to Chinara Makashova, founder of the Tumar felting collective, there’s an idiom in Kyrgyzstan that Kyrgyz are born on the felt and die on the felt. As historically nomadic sheep-herding people, Kyrgyz have deep traditions connected to wool and felt which have been maintained in today’s modernized world. But the involved, thoughtful and almost sacred practice of felting (typically passed from mother to daughter) was …

Winter Hair and Skin Essentials

Exfoliators, serums, lotions and potions to protect against the elements indoors and outdoors

Between frosty, low-humidity air outdoors and powerful heating indoors, winter can wreak havoc on skin and hair. While it’s certainly not the most diabolical of weather-related woes, dehydration can lead to problems—dryness, dullness, itchiness, redness, brittleness, flakes, frizz and more—that are distracting, unsightly and uncomfortable. It’s crucial to hydrate from the inside, while using humidifiers and avoiding super-hot showers can also help. But when it …