‘Vegan Leather’: How Fashion Giants Recast Plastic as Good for the Planet

An influential system overseen by retailers and clothing makers ranks petroleum-based synthetics like “vegan leather” as more environmentally sound than natural fibers.

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Did Your Handbag Help Destroy the Rainforest?

A recent report examines the links between fashion brands and Amazon deforestation.

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Gucci and Balenciaga’s ‘Hacker’ Project Brings Out Fashion Fans

Die-hards and confused pedestrians alike vied for a first look at Gucci and Balenciaga’s “hacker” project.

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How Leather Seats in Luxury SUVs Fuel Amazon Deforestation

An examination of Brazil’s immense tannery industry shows how hides from illegally deforested ranches can easily reach the global marketplace. In the United States, much of the demand for Brazilian leather comes from automakers.

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How to Build Roller Skates

The pandemic made roller-skating popular again. For The New York Times for Kids, the photographer Christopher Payne visited Riedell Skates to see how they’re made.

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Fashion Trends Are Often Recycled. Now More Clothing Can Be, Too.

Designers and tech start-ups are working to improve sustainability and interrupt the path to the landfill.

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That Mushroom Motorcycle Jacket Will Never Go Out of Style

Leather goods made of fungi are versatile and sustainable, a new study finds.

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Eight Artists on the Influence of Tom of Finland

Touko Valio Laaksonen, who would have been 100 this year, transformed depictions of queer eroticism in art through his hyper-real, hypermasculine style.

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