Cover Photo: Sketches by the author of her wedding dress designs
Sketches courtesy of the author

All Clothing Is “Handmade,” Even When You Can’t See It

Factory-produced clothing still requires human hands. When we pay less for our clothing, it is the cost of labor at play.


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Haley E.D. Houseman chases offbeat stories exploring communities of humans (and nonhumans). Passionate about nature and how we craft a relationship with the world around us, she co-founded an ongoing anthology called HUMANxNATURE, focused on unconventional nature writing. With a cohort of subscribers, writers, and naturalists, it has released two volumes of essays, interviews, and exercises in imagining a new relationship with the natural world. She lives in Massachusetts and spends most of her time in the forest with her dog. Otherwise, find her in the garden, in the library, or sewing.