Elaine Lipson

Elaine Lipson

Writer, editor, communications and content director, artist and designer. Expertise in organic and natural foods and issues, sustainable textiles and apparel, art, craft, and culture.

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After the Deluge: Farmers Emerge from the 2013 Flood

by Elaine Lipson
Farmers, especially organic farmer...

Slow Cloth: Presentation for Textile Society of America Symposium 2012

PDF of my presentation on my original concept of Slow Cloth

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New Book Tells Stories of Life-Changing Artistry

Carmella Padilla is the author of The Work of Art: Folk Artists of the 21 st Century , a breathtakingly beautiful tribute to the first decade of the International Folk Art Market , to all of the artis...

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The Art of Ariana Rugs

Photo © U. Roberto Romano “I’m Afghan and I’m American as well,” says Ahmad Ahmadi, the co-founder, with his brother Alex and sister Nadia, of Ariana Rugs. “My kids are born here [in the United St...

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A World of Natural Dyes: The ISEND Experience

Through a generous grant from the Textile Society of America, frequent-flyer miles and additional private support, I was fortunate to attend the International Symposium and Exhibition for Natural Dyes...

Exposure to chemicals begins in womb

Human exposure to a sea of toxic chemicals begins in the womb, according to a benchmark study by Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit watchdog organization. As reported in "Body Burden: The Pollut...

Mackey takes stage with Pollan at sold-out event

Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO John Mackey took the stage last Tuesday in a live discussion with Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma (Penguin Press, 2006) and director of the Knigh...

Organic Consumers Share Values, Not Demographics

The organic products industry is often portrayed, at least anecdotally, as a movement for affluent suburbanites who fit a predictable demographic profile: well-educated, high-income, liberal-leaning, ...