Don’t know what to do with Gran’s old fur coat? Donate it to Buffalo Exchange’s “Coats for Cubs” program, which turns used furs into bedding for orphaned and injured wildlife. (Buffalo Exchange)

Just because we’re in a recession doesn’t mean people stop wanting to look their best. Secondhand designer fashion is allegedly a booming $12.5 billion dollar annual industry. (Business Insider)

It’s true that they don’t make things like they used to, but if your stuff is falling apart at the seams, you have only Walmart to blame. (Grist)

What’s a “fibershed”? Textile artist Rebecca Burgess describes the hidden narrative between our bodies and the living environment. (Fashion Projects)

QUOTABLE QUOTE

“I have always believed that as human beings, we are all born designers.”

Natalie “Alabama” Chanin, writing in Ecosalon.