New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

A photograph of jeans, a pink shirt and a black shirt with buttons, with illustrated hands, sewing needle, thread, measuring tape and paintbrush.

Repair and rewear: 5 ways to upcycle your summer wardrobe

Have unworn and possibly torn pieces in your closet? Revamp them just in time for summer with these cost-effective and eco-friendly hacks.
Isabela Fitzgerald, Contributing Writer April 22, 2024

In the summer of 2023, I began upcycling items in my closet to fulfill my desire for unique pieces without spending money on anything new. These personal projects manifested into...

Two people walk down the runway. One wears a quilt patchwork dress and the other wears a striped colorblocked dress.

IMPACT’s annual show champions sustainability but lacks organization

The nonprofit runway show featured nine designers and their debut fashion lines are rooted in sustainability and environmental advocacy.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor February 22, 2024

Models stand on the side of the runway with Nikita Shah.

First-ever South Asian New York Fashion Week reclaims origins

Amid protests prior to the runway, South Asian New York Fashion Week pays homage to South Asian heritage through design.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor September 22, 2022

Pleated cottons, flowy chiffons and lightweight silks — mainstays of South Asian fashion — were carefully draped on models as they got ready to close out the first-ever...

Illustrations of a brown long-sleeved turtleneck shirt, a long floral pink-and-black dress, a long-sleeved maroon-colored top with a mosaic-like pattern, as well as a needle with a brown spool of thread.

From old to new: Upcycling changed my relationship with fashion

You like my top? Thanks, it’s my sister’s!
Pritheva Zakaria, Contributing Writer September 20, 2022

Growing up, my mother refused to buy new clothes because we already had perfectly suitable clothing at home — my older sister’s.  Long-sleeve turtlenecks, short-sleeve...

(Photo by Camille Harvell)

Better than the average NYFW show, Rubin & Chapelle lowkey popped off

Modern but not boring? A shockingly pleasant surprise!
Joey Hung, Editor-at-Large February 14, 2022

Rubin & Chapelle’s new store — also the location for its New York Fashion Week showroom — opened a month ago at 964 Madison Ave. in the Upper East Side. Founded in 1997...

IMPACT, a nonprofit founded by Brooklyn-based designer Lizzy Gee, focuses on sustainable fashion. At New York Fashion Week, IMPACT gave a platform to designers and brands that create sustainably. (Photo by Camila Ceballos)

The sustainable fashion dream exists — it’s called IMPACT NYFW

IMPACT is setting the standard for a new era of greener fashion.
Camila Ceballos, Contributing Writer October 26, 2021

Coming to New York City meant that I could finally live out my Carrie Bradshaw dreams and attend a fashion show. However, my “Sex and the City” fantasy only seemed possible...

(Image courtesy of Armand Consulting)

Harlem Fashion Row touts opportunity, access and flair at NYFW SS22

While other brands are becoming more sustainable and diverse, Harlem Fashion Row has always held these values at its core.
Lieko Dadaille, Contributing Writer September 9, 2021

New York Fashion Week’s first night opened with Harlem Fashion Row’s 14th annual show. The evening began with a series of speeches that celebrated Black designers of the...

One Thrifter’s Way of Shopping Sustainably

Q&A with New York City thrifter and aspiring model on thrifting and second-hand fashion in the city, defining his own personal style, and his advice on exploring the thrifting scene.
Vaishnavi Naidu, Under the Arch Deputy Editor September 28, 2020

Good for Business Isn’t Good Enough

Good for Business Isn’t Good Enough

As the university continues to make strides towards sustainability, it must also do what’s right, not just what makes money.
Cole Stallone, Opinion Editor December 2, 2019

NYU’s Chief Sustainability Officer Cecil Scheib recently outlined the reality of achieving sustainability goals at NYU: in order for them to be accepted, they must be good for...

One Ocean Beauty returns with their second NYC pop up. One Ocean Beaty focuses on clean, marine-based and clinically-proven beauty and wellness. (Photo by Hanna McNeila)

Go Sea the One Ocean Pop-Up to Sustainably Save Your Skin

One Ocean, a skincare brand which bills itself on sustainability, has a Nolita pop-up open until May 19.
Hanna McNeila, Staff Writer May 8, 2019

Many of us NYU students know how to incorporate sustainable fashion choices into our lives. We thrift, try our best to avoid fast fashion and shop at stores that recycle materials....

Goodwill and Googles new Chelsea pop-up store in Chelsea that is promoting sustainable fashion. (Photo by Hanna McNeila)

ReFashion NYU Helps You Upgrade Your Closet — Sustainably

Tired of fast fashion? ReFashion NYU has solutions.
Bella Gil, Staff Writer April 5, 2019

Thrifting, upcycling, swapping, recycling, creating.  At EarthMatters@NYU’s ReFashion NYU event at the Kimmel Center for University Life on Tuesday, all of these practices and...

A look through the windows of Beacons Closet, a used-clothing store with several locations in the city. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

The Rise of Environmentally Conscious Consumerism

Millennials and Generation Z are fighting fast fashion.
Kylie Kirschner, Staff Writer February 14, 2019

There has always been a trade-off between buying clothes for instant gratification or to keep up with trends and shopping with quality and long-term use in mind. In the age of...