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On the Catwalk in the Capital Region

Above: Designs by Marine Penvern at the 2nd Annual Forever Young Fashion Show; photo by Robin Catalano.

Fashion fanatics in the Hudson Valley and Berkshires now have a reason to kick up their Miu Mius and rejoice. By bringing glam for a good cause to Hudson in its 2nd Annual Forever Young Fashion show on February 8, Stitched NY shone a spotlight on the creativity of the region, and proved that style isn’t just the provenance of our big-city neighbors.

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Best of Hudson Shopping: Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories

Much of the great shopping in Hudson, New York can be found on Warren Street; photo by Dan Region.

Best of Hudson
Shopping: Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories

Living in a quiet rural region has its perks. There’s plenty
of room to spread out when you want to make like Greta Garbo and be alone.
There are dozens of farm-to-table restaurants and farm-to-bottle beverage
producers serving some truly inspired food and drink. It’s beautiful, even when
it’s -10 degrees F and the wind is howling, and especially during the parade of
color in the fall. And it’s rare to spend more than a few minutes in traffic,
even when there’s a jam (or, more likely, endless road construction).…

To buy or not to buy, that is the question: Wary shoppers slow retail sales

Mannequins doing their best to incite consumer desire; photo by George Shervashidze, from Pexels

Quarterly financial reports often portend the future. The retail apparel numbers are out for the first quarter of 2019, and they aren’t pretty. Sales dropped by 24 percent, the biggest decline since the first quarter of 2008, when they were a bellwether for the last recession. People aren’t buying clothing. Maybe some of them read my article about how Fast Fashion is contributing to climate change. If not, they should.

Sheila VelazquezSheila Velazquez is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in more than 100 print newspapers and magazines, including Grit, New Woman, the Hartford Courant, the New Haven Register, the San Antonio Express-News and Bay Area Parent.…

Fast Fashion: The environmental threat hiding in your closet

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When we think of pollution, we tend to think of single issues like air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, and the bottom line, the climate change that is exacerbated by the production process. But the fashion industry encompasses all of these — the “Four Horsemen” if you will. And it destroys lives.

Sheila VelazquezSheila Velazquez is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in more than 100 print newspapers and magazines, including Grit, New Woman, the Hartford Courant, the New Haven Register, the San Antonio Express-News and Bay Area Parent.…

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