Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.
Today’s guest is Marc Bain, a fashion writer for Quartz. Rita talks to Marc about his background in writing and apparel production and how that led to his brilliant article (and shopping theory), “Your next item of clothing should be so expensive it hurts”
NOTES FROM THE SHOW
– Read Marc’s articles on Quartz
– Follow Marc on Twitter
– Read Jenni Avins’s articles on Quartz
– Industry Standard – the Everlane of Denim
– Read Dena Shanker’s articles on Quartz
– Read Marc’s article on the home-based economy.
– Learn more about WIEGO, a a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy
– Learn more about Linda Greer’s work for the NRDC’s Health & Environment programs
– Prior to Quartz, Marc worked in production for Siki Im
– Marc recommends Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Fast Fashion by Elizabeth Cline
– Marc recommends Dior & I
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