Hand sewing is easy! Surprisingly how little of it anyone does anymore. It is a basic skill we could use all the time… for hemming? You would not believe how we all make excuses for not hemming something. It seems so hard. Well, I am here to tell you yes it takes a little time but it is also very gratifying. How easy would it be… Read More »HAND SEWING IS SLOW FASHION
Of course, I had to make money the artist/mom way all these years, not the business way. I made one-off goods to sell. Many customers became my friends and owned multiple garments, then COVID hit. This year may have been my biggest year yet. I finally had my own studio again after ten years of intermittently working from home. I have the product, a few… Read More »WHY WRITE A BLOG?
COMBATTING “GREENWASHING” WITH TRANSPARENCY Fashion and Climate change couldn’t be a more timely subject. Click on the letters below to see the presentation I gave for Sustainable Living. Many of the links in this piece are available on the slideshow. -SLIDE SHOW FOR FASHION AND CLIMATE CHANGE BY MARY COLMAR- The fashion industry was poised before the pandemic to make some changes. Away from producing so much… Read More »FASHION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Is climate change causing the coldest winter on record in Texas since the 1890s? Dr. Shahir Masri a Master in Environmental Sciences elucidates misconceptions about greenhouse gas emissions and offers insight into his research in his new book Beyond Debate. One degree or so seems like no big deal. Some areas are getting cooler and some warmer. Variability is enormous. Across the polar caps it… Read More »IS CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSING THE COLDEST WINTER?
Hi, Salad Bowl Dressers, Happy March, Happy International Women’s History Month! For all the powerful women out there and the men who comfort us, I thank you! Salad Bowl Dress is happy to be part of this month’s history (HERstory), empowering all women everywhere fighting for the mother we all share, the Mother Earth! Riding this “Earth- ship” one day at a time it feels… Read More »MARCH ON!