Thousands of wire coat hangers converge into an art installation and destination for performance on Governor’s Island.

Hanger Barn: Recycled Art Encourages Hanging Out

An installation featuring 21,456 wire coat hangers sounds like a set up for a joke about dry cleaners or car theft. But, pending official approval and funding, instead, it will be a sculpture on Governor’s Island, going up this summer. Judges from the volunteer art coalition FIGMENT NYC chose the installation, called Hanger Barn. The […]

You don't have to put a halt to your shopping—just shop smart. Thrift and consignment stores help save not only money, but the environment too.

Fashion Industry Taking Steps to be Less Wasteful

The fashion industry is notoriously wasteful. Every year, thousands of pounds of unused or un-purchased textiles and accessories are sent to landfills to make room for a new season of fashion choices. But it isn’t just large companies that are tossing clothes: people throw out things they don’t want or don’t wear, too—and on average, […]