Is Charlotte on the cusp of a slow fashion explosion? Stephen Bernasconi thinks it could be, and he wants to help it happen. Bernasconi, a trend researcher and forecaster, says his “antennae are up” and pointing to signs that both slow fashion makers and consumers here are ready for more.
In an era when adventurous eaters are constantly on the hunt for the newest, coolest and most innovative dining experience — that they can, no doubt, tweet and Instagram — New Yorker Josh Treuhaft came up with the idea to educate diners about food waste via a multicourse, produce-centric meal served in a Dumpster, which has been outfitted as a cozy dining room.
At face value, Becky Pringle and Gisele Huff would seem unlikely allies. Why are the two collaborating on a keynote presentation at a major education conference in Orlando, Fla., next week? And how did they come to be signatories, along with 26 other education leaders with wide-ranging political and ideological views, to a provocative vision for transforming American education?