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  • EcoSalon.com

    October 2011

    "What could be more sustainable than making clothes yourself? Sewers flock here to mingle, share and support over projects, patterns and full galle...

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  • Magic Trade Show Tumblr

    September 2011

    "During MAGIC, nearly 300 people stopped to make bracelets and accessories with blogger Alicia DiRago and BurdaStyle.com."

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  • Portfolio.com

    June 2011

    "So just as there’s been no place like New York for Abousteit to tap into creative talent, there’s been no place like the densely packed city for C...

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  • The New York Forum Online

    June 2011

    "Technology now is horizontal, not vertical. So if you merge the industry with the technology (which is cheap due to the cloud, etc.), you can rein...

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  • Ecosalon.com

    June 2011

    "Inspiration and creative ideas are the most important part of this site."

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  • Fast Company

    May 2011

    "Nora Abousteit is the rare kind of leader who can pull together technology, publishing, and fashion."

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  • Treehugger

    May 2011

    "BurdaStyle takes to heart one of the major themes of environmentalism -- sharing knowledge."

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  • Stitch

    April 2011

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  • Fast Company Online

    March 2011

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  • New York Times Online

    February 2011

    "BurdaStyle.com, a sort of Facebook for sewers"

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  • SF Gate Online

    November 2010

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  • New York Times Online

    August 2010

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  • Time Out Tel-Aviv

    July 2010

    "BurdaStyle is the futuristic and trendy version of the good old "Burda" magazines"

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  • NBC New York Online

    July 2010

    "BurdaStyle and Gap found an engaging—and stylish—way to meet in the middle."

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  • WWD

    July 2010

    BurdaStyle was included in a list of WWD's featured crowdsourced fashion brands.

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  • Guardian UK Online

    June 2010

    "If you want to crack on with dressmaking proper, start off at BurdaStyle, which has a great section of open-source patterns."

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  • Fast Company Online

    May 2010

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  • Fashinably Marketing Online

    April 2010

    “...rather than just selling ad space on the network, BurdaStyle is creating initiatives for brands to directly speak to the network members...to c...

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  • Guardian UK Online

    March 2010

    “...make some clothes yourself using patterns available free online (we recommmend Burdastyle.com)...”

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  • Tech Startups

    November 2009

    "BurdaStyle is a good example of a user generated site…Women living in New York, London…spend time in this online sewing world."

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  • Time Out New York

    July 2009

    "The website filled a gaping hole in the outmoded world of sterile and unimaginative sewing patterns."

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  • Welt Kompakt

    July 2009

    "BurdaStyle is a huge success and a popular online platform for dress makers and creative minds of the Web 2.0 generation."

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  • Faz.net Online

    May 2009

    "In the past two years knitting has become fashionable beyond the Black Forest. (…) Lifestyle magazines like “Cut” or websites like BurdaStyle.com ...

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  • Kulturspiegel

    April 2009

    "Burdastyle.com offers patterns, step by step instructions and how-toes. Users themselves can upload their own patterns and photos of finished crea...

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  • What Would Google Do? By Je...

    January 2009

    "BurdaStyle.com's open-source sewing from the German publishing empire Burda, which decided to take copyrights off its dress patterns and invite th...

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  • Badische Zeitung Online

    December 2008

    "Old principle in newly designed clothes: a platform where the sewing community downloads sewing patterns for free and modifies them according to t...

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  • Rheinischer Merkur

    September 2008

    "an old idea served up with a fresh face"

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  • Elle Germany

    August 2008

    "Designer Clothes can be downloaded!"

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  • Stern Online

    July 2008

    "...this site sets record numbers in the area of online craft-communities."

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  • InStyle Germany

    July 2008

    "...with the help of www.burdastyle.com even the sewing beginners can create their own unique clothes. Try it out!"

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