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Welcome to our podcast! We are a nonprofit, multimedia digital magazine focusing on in-depth profiles of intriguing artisans and innovators across the globe — the movers and makers who are creating a world built to last. To support this project, please consider making a donation — it's tax-deductible! www.craftsmanship.net/donate

Craftsmanship Quarterly Craftsmanship Initiative

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to our podcast! We are a nonprofit, multimedia digital magazine focusing on in-depth profiles of intriguing artisans and innovators across the globe — the movers and makers who are creating a world built to last. To support this project, please consider making a donation — it's tax-deductible! www.craftsmanship.net/donate

    The Human Cost of Recycled Cotton

    The Human Cost of Recycled Cotton

    Everyone in the fashion world wants to find a more sustainable, environmentally friendly way to make cotton clothes — or a benign (and comfy) alternative. Some are on the brink of succeeding. But almost no one understands these innovations’ social costs.

    "The Human Cost of Recycled Cotton," written and narrated by Alden Wicker, originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online magazine about artisans, innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — all free of charge and free of advertising.

    Editor’s note: This story was updated from the original by the author for re-release in our Fall 2021 issue.

    Written by ALDEN WICKER

    Introduction by CHRIS EGUSA

    Narrated by ALDEN WICKER

    Produced by CHRIS EGUSA

    Music by MIKE SNOWDEN

    • 29 min
    Alden Wicker on Sustainable Fashion and Toxic Clothes: a Craftsmanship Artisan Interview

    Alden Wicker on Sustainable Fashion and Toxic Clothes: a Craftsmanship Artisan Interview

    This episode is part of our series “Artisan Interviews,” in which we bring you conversations with the artisans behind the stories, and with those who write about them.

    Alden Wicker, award-winning journalist, sustainable fashion expert, and founder of EcoCult, talks about her disillusionment with the idea of “voting with your dollars;" why the cotton industry is in disarray; and some concerning new research around toxicity and chemicals in fashion.

    Craftsmanship Quarterly is a multimedia online magazine about artisans, innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — all free of charge and free of advertising.

    Produced by CHRIS EGUSA

    Music by MIKE SNOWDEN / BLUE DOT SESSIONS

    • 25 min
    Argentina’s Textile Crusader

    Argentina’s Textile Crusader

    If you want an unusually cozy scarf or sweater made of natural fiber, merino wool or alpaca are the usual choices. But what about the guanaco, the alpaca’s little-known cousin, which grows even finer fleece? For Adriana Marina, the guanaco’s time has come to be South America’s finest source for sustainable textiles.

    "Argentina’s Textile Crusader" written and narrated by Alden Wicker, originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online magazine about artisans, innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — all free of charge and free of advertising.

    Written by ALDEN WICKER

    Introduction by CHRIS EGUSA

    Narrated by ALDEN WICKER

    Produced by CHRIS EGUSA

    Music by MIKE SNOWDEN / BLUE DOT SESSIONS

    Alden Wicker is an award-winning journalist and sustainable fashion expert.

    • 27 min
    The Perfect Pen

    The Perfect Pen

    Fountain pens have always served as the quintessential combination of beauty, tradition, and dexterity. But did you know they’re also tools of  environmental consciousness? Join our tour of the fountain pen’s  history, infinite varieties, and remarkable powers. With tips for shopping and maintenance.

    "The Perfect Pen" written by Tim Redmond, originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online magazine about artisans, innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — all free of  charge and free of advertising.

    Written by TIM REDMOND

    Introduction by CHRIS EGUSA

    Narrated by CHRIS EGUSA

    Produced by CHRIS EGUSA

    Music by MIKE SNOWDEN / BLUE DOT SESSIONS

    • 17 min
    The Lost Art of Traditional Bow Hunting

    The Lost Art of Traditional Bow Hunting

    As interest in hunting with a bow and arrow has risen, much of the gear has gone high-tech. Meanwhile, a small band of purists like Gabriel Miossi have turned to a traditional Native American weapon: the stick bow.

    "The Lost Art of Traditional Bow Hunting" written by David Munro, originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online magazine about artisans, innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — all free of charge and free of advertising.

    Written by MEGHAN WARD

    Introduction by CHRIS EGUSA

    Narrated by Göran Norquist

    Produced by CHRIS EGUSA

    Music by MIKE SNOWDEN

    • 24 min
    Let Tinkerbell Tinker

    Let Tinkerbell Tinker

    As the economy’s reliance on innovation grows, the offering of toys for  girls remains–well, somewhat less than innovative. Fortunately, a few smart women are starting to solve this problem by reviving the time-honored principles of tinkering, this time for girls.

    "Let Tinkerbell Tinker" written by David Munro, originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online magazine about artisans, innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — all free of charge and free of advertising.

    Written by DAVID MUNRO

    Introduction by CHRIS EGUSA

    Narrated by Göran Norquist

    Produced by CHRIS EGUSA

    Music by MIKE SNOWDEN / BLUE DOT SESSIONS

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

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I love this podcast that combines my twin interests of sustainability and art. My new fav!

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These stories are so clean, so thorough and so fascinating! Smart, surprising, and make me feel hope for creating a “world built to last”.

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