Infusing Eastern Roots with Western Herbs to handcraft an all natural bath & body line specializing in different clays from the earth, Brooklyn-based Even Keel was founded based on the belief that skincare should be simply natural, minimal yet effective. Every batch is uniquely made as our ingredients are dependent on the freshest botanicals that the season has to offer.As a studying herbologist, all ingredients are mindfully foraged and/or selected from ethical providers.
With a solid footing in herbology and a tender understanding of what the seasons provide, Even Keel takes frequent foraging trips out into the open to personally bring back ingredients beneficial for your skin. It is because of this reason, batches made are limited, seasonal and unique.
ZOU XOU aims to create a shoe wardrobe of modern essentials that are well-made, unfussy, and minimal.
The collection is a narrative of elegant and simple designs made visible through refined contours, subtle detailing, and exceptional quality.
The shoes are handcrafted by argentinian shoemakers using age old techniques and premium leathers. produced in small quantities, the shoes are made to last and reduce waste and energy as part of responsible manufacturing practices in the slow fashion movement.
Imbued with style and versatility, the shoes exude effortless sophistication with understated confidence. From the moment a woman leaves her house to the moment she returns, the shoes can be worn with ease.
Cia + Lee is a collaboration between Leslie Igoe and Magali Duzant. Their designs reflect a minimal aesthetic inspired by natural, ephemeral elements. Combining silver, brass, freshwater pearls, niobium and leather each piece is handmade in NYC.
Hapanstance is based in Brooklyn and inspired by the beach: the kitsch of Coney Island, the laid-back awesome of coastal California, & the paradise of the Caribbean. We turn it all into things you can wear and love.
Katie Levinson (b. 1985) is a mixed media artist playing with shape, color, pattern, and line. Her work is minimal, calling on the stark space and sparse objects to communicate in as little gesture as possible. She uses accessible materials - like paper, pins, and thread - to create depth and add an element of tangibility. The small scale, framed compositions makes her work feel familiar and intimate.
Katie currently lives and work in New York City.
Not Work Related is the ceramics project of Sarah Hussaini. Sarah is trained and practices as an architect in NYC. Not Work Related is everything the corporate office is not untethered, whimsical and fun. All ceramics are handmade/wheel thrown in NYC.
Katherine Belsey is a paper engineer, designer, writer, gardener, maker and amateur chemist. She has worked for secretive Swiss banks and the equally secretive filmmaker Woody Allen. She used to forge her own tools, make art films with time lapse photography of rotting fruit, and blow glass. She used to edit wedding videos and years ago, in high school, she wore a frilly white blouse and waited tables at a Mexican restaurant in Geneva, Switzerland.
Brooke is a woodworker and artist based in Gowanus, Brooklyn. A classically trained dancer, she performed for many years with Cincinnati Ballet, and continues to thrive on mind-body labor through woodworking. Brooke gained experience working in design/build studios throughout New York City, most recently contributing to custom furniture and installation projects with Aardvark Interiors.
Brooke draws inspiration from wabi-sabi aesthetics and metaphysics, maps and cartography, interiors and spaces, and the sense of place. Brooke personally gathers salvaged and reclaimed wood from across the U.S., and hopes that the pieces she makes both evoke their place of origin, and contribute to the consonance of their place of rest.
I paint the landscape of New York City. I am fascinated with rollercoasters, architectural details such as cornices and anything kitschy Americana like roadside signs. I combine literal representation with abstract elements to focus on what I want people to see I find interesting about a place. What I find interesting are often details and the beauty in patterns like the Spanish tile on the house in “Ovington Avenue” or the ironwork on the Manhattan Bridge. Brilliant and vibrant color combined with a wonky sense of perspective bring movement to my paintings and a fresh view on city landscapes. Unusual cropping and framing of images add to the overall look of my artwork. I often incorporate text and imagery I find in street signs to give a narrative sometimes ironic or humorous to my artwork. An example of this is the Nathan’s hot dog man wearing a little apron and pointy shoes or the balding chubby man hoisting a burger above his head atop “Paul’s Daughter’s” on the boardwalk in many of my Coney Island pieces. I work in a variety of mediums including Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel and Linoleum block printing. My work works ranges from tiny watercolors to large scale murals I have done on site in various businesses.
Home & Loft brings together the craftsmanship of Mediterranean artisans with an urban design aesthetic suited to modern day living. Their sophisticated line of textiles is produced in pure materials, cotton, linen, and wool on traditional handlooms, maintaining the artisan tradition that is reemerging as a vital part of living in the 21st century.
Founded in 2013 by Handan Kayisoglu Anlar and David Pugh, this experienced pair combine their backgrounds in international fashion branding, with a global sensibility and a tasteful eye. Traveling frequently to Istanbul and Bodrum, the two seek out local artisans to create their designs.
Men's small leather goods, bags & bracelets. Made in NYC. Contemporary Craftsman style. Artisan construction, US sourced materials with mix medium / contemporary style.
I am a multimedia artist and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. My work, an eclectic mix of the traditional and modern, employs hand made and digital techniques to create collectible small editions on paper and fabric. Heavily influenced by an interest in environmental issues my work aims to blur the lines between Art and Design.
My work tracks the theme of actions and consequences. It is about ownership and migration and how these concepts affect our environments. I explore how behavior can have a powerful social and environmental impact. The audience is encouraged to physically engage with the work, stimulating reflection and dialogue.
Discarded pieces of garbage are repeatedly reproduced throughout my work, a reminder of their permanence in our landscape and a testimony to their futility. I ”package” them in decorative ways, shifting the context in which they are viewed. They become hidden in plain sight.
My materials are not just found objects. They are the enigmatic fragments of everyday life. Forensic puzzles so quotidian, we no longer see them.
I take them home, wash them, lay them out and begin to “paint”. The compositions which result are my form of mark-making. The objects themselves become my marks, my motifs. Sometimes the work has a playful, narrative. At other times they are abstract meditations on color or composition. I reproduce and repackage, make multiples and transform the impersonal and mechanized into something which is individual and handcrafted.
This creates a hybrid of technology and handcrafts. Needlepoint, a familiar, fussy, feminine pass-time with a long tradition, fuses with technology, a new way of seeing our realities. Exploring the cushion requires participation. You must use your phone to interact. The screen that usually distractions us, here, leads us to consider ideas we may not want to think about. I slip these objects back into your environment. The motifs migrate to tables, sofas and living rooms. They are upholstered on chairs, adorn tablecloths or are hidden in the folds of a silk scarf. They are locked within a needlepoint QR code cushion for the curious to scan and rediscover.
Dandy Farmer is a Brooklyn-based modern bonsai studio that makes products meant to instill the quiet life of the countryside. Our bonsai are very slowly crafted and hand-trained into small gardens that enliven the small corners of our lives. We believe that putting living works of art into your hands is healing, and that promoting meaningful exchanges with the land makes our lives more abundant. Our plants are carefully selected and nurtured close to home, and each of our hand thrown stoneware pots is uniquely different.
Our mission is to balance your health & well-being using holistic approaches. A Life Balanced will give you the knowledge & support you need to achieve your nutrition & health goals. No one diet works for everyone.
FROM HERE TO SUNDAY is a Brooklyn-based purveyor of small batch goods, ranging from pastries to zines to jewelry and beyond. We team up with talented artists – many local to NYC – to create and stock unique, limited edition pieces. By pairing these works with curated pastries, we hope to create a space that nurtures the thoughtfulness of the everyday gift-giver.
About the owner:
Diana Ho is a Brooklyn-based painter and sculptor who often works with fiber, textile, and
embroidery. Much of her work focuses on the transformation of everyday objects, exploring the mundane, yet deeply intimate relationship we have with our belongings. Diana received a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts and has since worked with off-Broadway theatres, indie musicians, and world-renowned fine artists. Her latest venture is in the world of pop-up retail, with the formation of From Here to Sunday–a gift shop that collaborates with local artists and businesses to bring curated, small batch goods to the masses. As an ever-evolving small business that crops up in different contexts, she hopes FHTS will blur the line between fine art and retail, ultimately making the arts more accessible to everyone.
Mad Brooklyn is a line of sculpted aromatherapy candles and ceramics by Jacqueline Tse. Her designs are inspired by the formal qualities of the human skull, but interpreted with a zen point of view. She aims to show a softer side of the form, to break away from its traditional link to goth. Each and every piece is handmade in her Brooklyn studio.
From the Designer & Maker, Jacqueline Tse:
I am mad for aromatherapy and sculpture. So I decided to combine the two, and MAD BROOKLYN was born. Aromatic essences have an amazing ability to transform your state of mind. I hope that, when you light one of my candles, you feel inspired; that you feel simultaneously invigorated and relaxed; that the glowing flame, through its surrealist forms, evokes fantasy and wonder in your home.
Ethel Studio makes one-of-a-kind textiles for the artful home. We rescue fabrics from an unsuitable fate of going to landfill and slowly transform them by hand into compelling textile mosaics for your home to embrace everyday.
Our mission is to enhance our customers' living spaces with thoughtful, colorful, and compelling pieces while at the same time striving to put an end to textile waste. Our product range includes pillows, quilts, and textile art pieces: all are made by textile designer Maggie Dimmick in our zerowaste studio in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Modern, clean design made with thoughtfully sourced materials and impressive craftsmanship. Inspired by a wide mix- vintage furniture and cars, everyday street style of Brooklynites- owner Shana Luther designs each bag to fit seamlessly into a woman’s wardrobe without unnecessary, bulky hardware. Part of Shana’s collection is locally produced at Brooklyn and/or NYC manufacturers, while the other part is handmade by a small team in her Brooklyn home studio. #Knowyourbag has become part of her mantra- she believes in quality, original design, and giving her customers a peak into production. Shana is proud to be an American Made and Made in NYC brand.
BKBean began when Shana began accessorizing her baby girl, born in February ’16. Shoes being the next best thing to a good bag, Shana prototyped her way into making a line of colorful leather baby shoes, now in it’s second collection. All BKBean shoes are handcrafted with love in Brooklyn, NY.
Anastasia Vaghin studied ancient techniques of goldsmithing at the Jewelry Arts Institute in New York City and went on to become a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology Jewelry Design program. Being an NYC resident for the past twenty years, Anastasia has long admired and been influenced by the clean lines and geometry of the architecture of the cityscape that surrounds her.
"I love working with primal elements of metal and fire to create pieces that are precious and small in scale. My current collection is minimalist and lightweight, made by me from start to finish, primarily in solid gold and sterling silver. I strive to create designs that are compelling and versatile, echoing ancient elements and symbols in a thoroughly modern way."
Founded in 2014, Vincetta is based in Brooklyn, NY at the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator.
Vincetta's refined style focuses on celebrating individuality in the modern woman. Our purpose is to create quality clothing, Made in USA for women of all shapes and sizes.
We promote conscious consumerism, focusing on garments that will last and serve a strong purpose within your wardrobe.
With careful attention to detail and an emphasis on craftsmanship, Vincetta provides a quality wardrobe of timeless and transitional garments that emphasize the wearer.
With each collection, we strive to improve fit, quality, and functionality.
I have always loved to engage with design, technology and materials, including clay, glass, plaster, wood and paint. Working with these materials has always felt like a celebration.
Studying Industrial Design at the Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem was a natural and logical choice for me. We studied product design, focusing on purpose, function, proportions, context, materials and explored production technologies.
After graduation, I worked in set design in theater and television for 10 years.
At the same time I began to devote more and more time to ceramics with a direct hands on approach to design.
The majority of my work is done on a potter's wheel: bowls, cups, plates, vases, teapots etc. Once the piece is thrown I add my own photographs, choosing images of texture and recognizable images from nature. The photos that I take and use, feature my hands, my beautiful cousin Tal’s mouth, a woman’s eyes, trees, spiderwebs ,and dry cracked earth. Humor, has always been a serious matter for me and I am looking for that extra wink to add to my work. I hope you will appreciate the joy this brings to my work.
From start to finish, my work is handmade in Brooklyn, NY and my focus is on the overall design and functionality.
My ceramic work is designed for everyday use, including the oven, dishwasher and microwave. All the glazes and colors I use are completely food safe.
Meaning “star in the hand,” Izaskun was always destined to create jewelry. Her eye for spatial composition was nurtured in the Basque Country where she grew up with parents who socialized with artists and often brought her along to museum openings, studios and performances.
She eventually moved to New York, where she achieved Summa Cum Laude in the Jewelry Design Degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology, was awarded the Elsa Peretti/Tiffany scholarship for excellence, and later earned a Business Degree and Creative Enterprise Ownership Diploma.
Working with nOir, Izaskun designed trendsetting jewelry collections distributed worldwide whilst creating customized runway pieces for Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. and other performers, such as Rihanna. Her knowledge in fine jewelry translated to her work with Stella & Dot, and later to her own brand, where she now designs insightful collections inspired by the world around her - the natural forces with which we live, the subtle influences of the cosmos and the unique creations of the universe.
A British native, Steve earned his BA with Honors from the University of Central England with a major in Art & Design.
He considers himself to be an artist rather than a traditional jeweler, although he has worked since 1996 in the jewelry making industry for both international selling jewelers and as an independent designer.
Since 2003, Riley has been creating hand made art & jewelry in New York City. Each piece is meticulously hand crafted from recycled metals. All Steve Riley rings are suitable for civil partnerships, engagement, weddings, eternity, anniversaries, birthdays etc. Stones can be added to most designs. Custom work is welcome accommodated via the web or by private appointment at his workshop in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY.
He prides himself on making everything in house and never sourcing my work out out to foreign countries. He supports human rights, conflict-free trade and environmentally conscious production. His designs range in style from hand made squiggle chains to animal print rings.
Steve likes to work in what he calls a “modern primitive” style, obsessing over each mark, the controlled and random details are critical. Strong, bold, and organic, each piece is created as a play between materials and how that translates in terms of what is traditionally considered "masculine" or "feminine", “art” or “jewelry”.
Luca Chiara is a New York City and Hudson Valley based company specializing in fine accessories for men and women. Our Italian inspired, American designed products are made of proven durable materials such as water resistance nylon, cotton canvas, water repellent acrylic coated rip stop and soft grained vegan leather.
We craft all of our products with great pride and ingenuity. Most credit cards, ATM cards and passports have digitally coded computer chips that contain sensitive information that can be unknowingly stolen from a distance. That said, our wallets and passport cases offer RFID blocking from identity thief, unauthorized credit card use and other cyber banking crimes. These products are soft, flexible and thin despite being literally lined with steel.
As an environmentally conscious company, we only use soft grained
vegan leather. Oftentimes, real leather uses a tremendous amount of dyes, chemicals and tints to get shades even. These treatments are extremely polluting and harsh on the planet. Our products are designed to be fashionable and functional for the hectic lifestyle of the 21century
but are based on 19 century old world quality.
The owner's great grandfather and great great grandfather, Luca and Donato Chiara, began their business in 1902 when they opened a small shoe store in Italy. Many years later after coming to the United States, they continued their craft in the New York area.
Fast forward 100 years to the current owner and grandson of Luca Chiara. After having worked for over 25 years with several big name brands like; Kenneth Cole, Ben Sherman and Bloomingdale's, he decided to translate his experience in the accessory industry and continue the family tradition by launching the brand to honor his ancestors.
My name is Lourdes, also known as Titiluli. I worked as an architect until I became a mother. Having the need to be creative, I took lessons in screen printing and I was hooked! Loving all things handmade and with the desire to be part of a community which shares, appreciates and understands the satisfaction of creating something with one’s own hands.
I love the whole process which begins with an original design that reflects my love for bright colors and simple shapes. I find it rewarding to take an idea to its simplest form without losing its character.
Each design is hand drawn onto a transparency that is burned onto a silk screen on an exposure unit built by my very handy husband. Then my favorite part begins. I play some fun tunes and start printing to the rhythm. It is art therapy! I use the best quality eco-friendly water based inks on natural fiber fabrics.
The results are lovely tea towels, napkins, pillows, kids wear and art prints to name a few... that simply makes you smile.
Working with clay has always been a part of my life, but I fell in love with the wheel about 8 years ago when I moved from NYC to DC. Now, back in NYC, almost all of my production centers around the wheel. For me, the wheel represents unlimited functional and sculptural possibility.
My goal for this line of pottery is to fit seamlessly into a kitchen in a way that heightens the cooking and dining experience. Many of my pieces have a very specific usage, sponge holders, garlic scrapers, juicers, and spoon rests and coming from an art and sculpture background, I strive for pieces that are fully functional but also pleasing to look at.
Nicholas Quinn Lundeen is a maker of fine objects. Ever obsessed with process and tradition, his ultimate goal is to create timeless pieces of the highest quality and functionality. Learn more about his process here.
Owner + Designer + Maker
Amanda ‘Mana’ Paulsen is the owner, designer, and maker behind Mana Made Jewelry. Combining her love for art, fashion, and all things vintage, Mana started designing beaded and stone jewelry under a mentor and friend in San Diego, CA nearly a decade ago. A native East End Long Islander, she brought her jewelry practice back to New York and learned metal fabrication techniques at a local metal studio, which are currently being incorporated into her designs.
Mana Made Jewelry reflects and combines Mana's love of finding unique vintage beads, stones, and materials with metal techniques. Jewelry pieces are ever evolving to incorporate new materials and different fabrication techniques.
From a lover of the sea and all things art + vintage + jewelry + fashion to a jewelry designer…Mana Made Jewelry is an amalgamation of the things that I love, which are emulated in each design. The jewelry I create incorporates materials I find doing the things that I enjoy – from sea stones that catch my eye while hanging out on the beach to unique one-of-a-kind beads collected during a vintage shopping adventure.
Locally Sourced Materials + Handmade (in Brooklyn & Hampton Bays, NY)
Each piece of jewelry is an original design and handmade from locally sourced materials in NY. Chains, stones, and beads from local vintage purveyors are mixed with new and modern materials to give jewelry designs a classic and one-of-a-kind look.
Bead & stone pieces are designed and produced in Mana's home studios based in Brooklyn and Hampton Bays. Metalwork is fabricated at a local metalsmithing studio in Brooklyn.
Mana Made Jewelry is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and inspired by the environment – both man-made and natural. This has influenced each of the current collections 'City', 'Sea',' and 'Sones'.
Pieces in the City collection are made in Brooklyn using a mix of vintage and locally sourced metals, stones, and beads.
The Sea collection is inspired by /incorporates natural elements found along the beautiful shorelines of the East Coast.
Ayé Shanti Designs are handcrafted jewelry and paper goods by Brooklyn-based artist, Shanti Vincent Benjamin. An ode to her lovely Caribbean background, she's inspired by the vibrant colors, riddim, and breathtaking natural scenery of her memories visiting the Spice Isle, as well as her experiences here in Brooklyn, New York.
As a lover of typography and calligraphy, Shanti currently designs and produces journals and fine paper goods. She successfully keeps a studio in Brooklyn and creates pieces for shows, carnival costumes, and special events.
Mireya Acierto is a freelance photographer originally from Chicago but currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She began taking photos as a teenager, when she saw how much fun her friends enjoyed being photographed. After college, she started working with small publications in Chicago and then finally moved to New York to challenge the idea of being a "real" photographer.
Over the past 5 years, Mireya has been working in the entertainment industry where her work has been published in various magazines, newspapers, and digital outlets. However, Mireya Acierto's real passion is traveling to various parts of the world while taking photos, something she tries to do as frequently as possible. From her photos, you can see how much she enjoys capturing color, design, texture, and people. No matter how many times Mireya returns to the same place, there is always something beautiful to capture and for her, it's always a new experience.
Designer Pam Meyer has been producing her limited production collection of jewelry and gift items, sold in galleries and museum stores nationwide, under the name of ALCHEMY, since 1984. Pieces are created with castings taken from industrial artifacts of the machine age, incorporating items such as gears, levers, antique keys, 45rpm record inserts, and other found objects. She draws her inspiration from the urban environment, the remnants of the machine age, and monumental forms that convey a feeling of strength and simplicity. ALCHEMY is uncompromisingly modern, profoundly sculptural, and intentionally trans-seasonal, always striving for originality within the confines of practicality, meshing a passion for the artisanal with a penchant for the affordable.
All ALCHEMY merchandise is comprised of pewter castings made from reclaimed metals, brass based chains and findings plated with finishes in antique silver, antique brass, and antique copper. Earring posts and wires are surgical steel. ALCHEMY products are built in Brooklyn, by or under the direct supervision of the designer.
I'm a Artist, Designer and Mother of three. I've had a career in clothing design working for Federated, Macys and Giordano in Hong Kong.
I was diagnosed with skin cancer in the Spring of 2015. I desperately sought out hats to protect my face from the sun.
As I started to heal, I began designing my own hats. I enrolled in the Millinery program at F.I.T in Sept. 2015 and I was hooked.
Each hat is handmade by me using vintage and new original blocks created in London.
I encourage everyone to wear a Hat!
Fashion Designer turned Maker. I have been inspired by Art, Design and Travel my whole life. And now I found this creative outlet to bring it all together. I love the spontaneity of it, letting go of perfection and finding beauty in natural paths.
Metal Mingle's design focuses on mixing metals - with each other as well as with alternative mediums. Brass, copper, and sterling silver are the lifeline of the brand (as they are fundamental natural metals), but all metals are appreciated and subject to a little mingling. Overall, the pieces have a modern, stylish, minimalist feel and are made using metalwork techniques in our Brooklyn, NY studio.
Our purpose is to adorn you in adaptable mixed metal jewelry that'll suit your jeans (in both t-shirt and late-night mode) or your favorite new dress. We offer staple pieces that'll work with your constant on-the-go way of enjoying this thing called life.
I'm Tiffanie Drayton, owner and lead designer at Metal Mingle. Out of college, I was ultra bored with my first "real" job in NC. Needing to feed my always present creative appetite, I decided to take a metalwork class. The instructor told me I was a natural, and that my final bracelet project looked like it was made by someone who'd been doing it for years. Those assurances must have gassed me up (or maybe I just needed any nudge to move on) because not too long afterwards I decided designing was my destiny, moved to NYC to prove it, and never looked back.
Since then, I've launched a couple of popular, non-design centric lines and eventually fulfilled my dream of becoming a full-time jewelry artist. As rewarding as that's been, I've always wanted to create a jewelry line that embarks on my love for aesthetics, fashion and design. And so, Metal Mingle was launched as my outlet to do so.
EFFORTLESS, INDIVIDUAL STYLE THAT HELPS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PARKINSON'S DISEASE.
SARA HARARI-BUCHNEA, CREATOR OF SQUAR'D AWAY.
Originally from Canada, Sara has been a part of the art world for more than ten years. Using her eye for aesthetics, she began Squar'd Away to create simple objects that make people happy whenever they look at them or hold them in their hands.
With its ability to soften a look or give it an edge, and countless ways it can be styled, reinterpreting the classic bandana became an endless source of fascination for Sara and the focus of Squar'd Away's first collection.
Squar'd Away will donate 20% of the proceeds of the sale of each square (that is a lot, most companies start at 5-10%) to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
I graduated from brown university in 2013 with a degree in visual art.
Now I live in brooklyn, ny and i am an artist + illustrator + crafter.
I like colors and right triangles, and i hate sad umbrellas. glitter is my favorite color.
Eleanor is a multi-disciplinary artist specializing in architecture, visual journalism, and printmaking. Currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Favorite things include botanical gardens, bike rides, long vacations, picnics, and garlic.
The first ever scratch off card with a social mission and the only lotto that makes everyone a winner! Make giving back part of everyday gifting with scratch off cards that give charitable gifts. Introducing our ‘Basic Needs’ cards! Play LottoLove to win for someone in need. For every card purchased LottoLove donates to their Non-profit partners to fulfill their social mission of helping people receive: clean water, solar light, nutritious meals or literacy tools.
The amount of each gift is a surprise every time! Behind each gift is one of LottoLove’s Non-profit partners. Once a card is purchased LottoLove donates to the respective charity to fulfill their social mission. The receiver of the cards does not need to do anything on their end. In addition to the donation we make for each card’s gift, we donate a portion of any profits to our partners. Together, LottoLove and its partners are positively impacting people’s lives in over 40 countries!
Not only are we socially conscious, but we are also environmentally conscious and our products are FSC certified! Around here, we don’t operate on luck, just love.
BRK House (brick house) is run by husband and wife team, Manny & Steffi, out of their Brooklyn apartment which they share with their dog and 2 cats.
Manny grew up in a small border town in Southern California, whereas Steffi spent the first 18 years of her life in a village in the middle of Germany. They both moved to San Diego for College, where they met.
Since 2014 they have been working under the company title BRK House. It started off with graphic design work and silk screening. In early 2016 they released their first set of enamel pins.
Manny does the majority of the design work, while Steffi keeps an eye on the finances and orders.
Jamaican-born, New York-bred Designer, Terese Sydonna Brown is an alum of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s, holds a dual degree in Economics & Business and Studio Art from Lafayette College, and a Fashion Design degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.). After obtaining a strong business foundation at Lehman Brothers and Goldman, Sachs & Co., Brown pursued her fashion career in design, production, buying, sales and merchandising for NYC Alliance, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, and Lord and Taylor to name a few.
Her line, Terese Sydonna is a contemporary women's ready-to-wear and men's accessories brand designed for the superhero in all of us. Inspired by bold prints, sculpture, and unexpected detail, Terese Sydonna's collections celebrate a modern landscape where art, fashion and comfort intersect. Stylish, yet maintenance free, 95% of the collection is machine washable, quick drying, and wrinkle free.
Terese believes that within all of us lies a superhero capable of saving the day in color, print, and comfort. Her clean lines infused with unexpected detail leaves the individual feeling powerful and confident while navigating an everchanging busy lifestyle. The Terese Sydonna superhero is a game changer with a busy lifestyle; realistic; sophisticated; reveling in the finest of quality; and remaining confident and cool in any situation.
Terese carefully designs each piece in the collection to be versatile without compromising on comfort. Hitech luxurious novelty knits and stretch wovens are transformed into beautiful multi-functional outfits that can be worn for any occasion. Her love for her culture, superheroes and the unexpected is evident in every collection. She credits her grandmother along with her experiences working on both the corporate and creative sides of the fashion industry for her understanding of fit, construction, prints and mixing fabrications. These experiences have set Terese apart, as she thoroughly understands the point of view of the customer as well as the buyer. She knows that the customer wants a wardrobe that not only is playful, but adds value to every aspect of their lifestyle.
Terese Sydonna has quickly become one of the freshest contemporary brands to watch, is stocked at the finest retailers on the east coast, Canada, and proudly made in New York.
I was an art teacher for 11 years and this past year made the official transition to practice art full time. I have a studio in the Gowanus Print Lab, where I began screen printing on leather and other apparel.
Meraki means to do something with love, passion and creativity; to put your soul into whatever you do. This philosophy translates into my work greatly because I am so experimental with my work but every experiment is part of my journey as an artist, putting my soul into everything I do and creating a visual journal through printmaking.
I am a potter, making functional home decor under the name Hands On Ceramics. I sell both online and in stores doing custom, retail and wholesale.
My business partner Miranda and I just started a new concept under the name The clay collective. This concept allows the buyer to collaborate in the "making experience" of what they are buying.
In spreading the heritage of free spirit in the States and promoting the idea that drinking tea should be a healthy choice of your daily life, we choose tea leaves and flowers that are perfect for modern people. Folks from all walks of life that belong to all age groups can benefit from drinking tea.
We begin from selecting the finest tea leaves. They are produced in three different hundred years’ old plantations. We did the sourcing and the processing, the only thing you have to do is to make your own cup of tea.
Hunt and Gather is a mobile boutique based in New York City. We are a thoughtfully curated shop specializing in women's apparel, accessories and home goods. With a focus on local as well as up and coming designers, we hope to bring craftsmanship and creativity back to our customer. With fast fashion becoming such a predominant part of our culture, our hope is to create a sense of connection between our customers and the designers we feature by shifting the focus from quick and cheap back to quality artisanship.
STYLESTRING incites unique consumer interactions both in how fashion accessories are worn and are perceived. Aesthetically universal, Italian handmade, and multi functional; these are accessories with a fresh perspective. Designed with snap hardware and vegan leather, personal style can be expressed in over 7 ways worn as a bracelet, belt, necklace, headband, hat, shoe, and bag accessory. Worn as an accessory they are one size fits all, worn as a belt they fit up to a size 14.
The line is currently non seasonal and comes in classic year round skin colors/ hardware finishes. The idea behind the line is comes from the desire to not be limited by traditional accessories, but to have an accessory that works along with one’s dynamic, fashion conscious lifestyle creating their own signature look.
All Sylvan Park pieces are handmade in Brooklyn using nothing but Italian vegetable tanned leather from a small family owned tannery in Tuscany. Our goal is to make beautiful/luxury pieces in a way that is responsible to our community and the environment. Our leather, and our tannery's vegetable tanning process, is certified to have low impact on the environment and all hides used are a bi-product of the food industry. Due to the natural tanning and finishing of our leather, each piece is unique and will develop its own patina throughout the years. All of our pieces are made to last a lifetime and designed to get better and better with age.
rayo & honey combines black popular culture with a clean modern design aesthetic.
My intent is to create goods that not only add adornment to patrons personal spaces but also to craft:
Text that prompts emotion in a work space.
Words that conjure sentiment in a living space.
Phrases that inspires magic in a children’s space.
Bold crisp text reminiscent of pop art motifs while incorporating a modern element, my pennants are each cut, pieced and designed by my hands, in a Brooklyn NY studio, utilizing 100% organic cotton for pennants, black cotton bias tape for hang string, oak for hang rods and laser cut felt for letters.
where are the phrases from?
With rayo & honey, I dip into the crates for iconic hip hop lyrics, Black & Latino pop-culture references, inspirational mantras and wondrous quotes that are motivational to Me.
Each product combines cultural consciousness, subtle hand crafted details, and a mixture of textures.
Black & Latino popular culture is rarely seen in interior home decor.
The affirmations tucked into the frames of mirrors, taped on the inside of cabinet doors and hung on the walls of my childhood home were encouraging but it never felt like they were for me.
Those beautiful accolades did not “speak to me”.
It is my hope that rayo & honey decor will compliment patrons spaces as well as encourage and inspire one to surround themselves with things that speak to our collective past & socially conscious future.
how are pennants crafted?
Each pennant is cut from a pattern, a double seam is made by pressing, then sewing, and pressing again. Letters are die cut from felt, laid out, measured, then permanently affixed.
Oak dowels are cut and sanded into hang sticks.
Black cotton twill is measured, cut, and double knotted onto the hang stick.
Ombrato offers unique, useful and high quality Japanese food and lifestyle products made by artisans and small companies.
The word ombrato derives from the Kanazawa dialect meaning “to relax” or “ to unwind” and reflects the founder Masako Shirokawa’s love and admiration for her parents’ hometown.
Ombrato selects products with contemporary designs as well as traditional items made or re-interpreted by a new generation of artisans.
By introducing these products to a new audience, Ombrato hopes to make their customers’ lives richer and more meaningful. It will also sustain and expand craftsmanship and the cultural and culinary heritage of Japan.
Stvdio Brooklyn was founded in 2013, and debuted its first line of jewelry a year later. At the heart of Stvdio’s designs is a focus on construction, finding inspiration in the way components fit together and interact with the human form. Throughout the line, an inquiring eye will find playful spins on classic structure: a cleverly hidden clasp, a bracelet that uses tension to hold itself together, even an earring that you can choose to wear backward. These inventive constructions are combined with effortlessly graceful silhouettes to create the Stvdio Brooklyn aesthetic.
I graduated from RISD in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, and spent my first 7 years working for fashion brands designing jewelry, my last gig being the designer for Madewell. I started Stvdio because I really missed using my hands, and was burnt out from fast fashion. I wanted to give myself a chance to fall back in love with everything that I liked about being a creative, and designer. I'm inspired by modern design, comfort, and pushing the boundaries of construction. I'm a nerd for soldering metals together that are typically hard to meld, techniques that are time-consuming, and constructions that give the pieces unusual movement.
Daniell Hudson is a designer and metalsmith based out of Brooklyn. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Daniell has been making jewelry, accessories and homeware in the northeast for five years.
All work is uniquely designed and handcrafted by Daniell in her studio space at Brooklyn Metal Works. All materials and resources are purchased from and based in the New York area.
SHirin NYC is a contemporary high-end collection of hand screened pieces of wearable art. Shirin, the artist turned designer and t-shirt couturier, uses eco friendly and organic basics as her canvas. Her pieces are purposefully designed to accentuate her screen-printing, done exclusively with environmentally safe inks that provide a soft transparent feel.
Barry Weinstein, SleepEO of Pillowcase Studies
“Financial accounting was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life. For most people, trials and tribulations range from the college application process and apartment searches, to job hunting and breakups. My biggest struggle concerned the dichotomy between debits and credits. I lived for treasury stock and generally acceptable accounting principles(GAAP). I studied 8 hours straight for two nights in a row for my first test. Not only did I fail the test, but I fell asleep face first on my textbook leaving an unattractive red mark above my cheek. I failed.... and I was ugly.
Then it hit me! I thought that there had to be a better way to study so why not make studying comfortable? I took all of the notes from the entire semester and wrote them on my pillowcase so I could study the information for 1 to 2 minutes every night and when I fell asleep from potential exhaustion, I’d have a nice comfy place to rest my head. For the rest of the semester, I saw the information before I went to sleep and when my final came around, I pulled off an A and raised my grade to a B from an F. Not to mention that I never have to worry about that giant red mark on my face because my new textbook was fluffy!”
Bronsen is a design house & consultancy based in Brooklyn, NY. Founding members Justin and Pilar formed Bronsen with the desire to create thoughtful work that connects with people. Together they develop intriguing lifestyle goods through informed explorations and considered execution.
ONE OF A KIND
Our original designs- whether in wood, ink or paint- are developed with consideration for longevity and durability. Every board is hand carved, sanded and finished with a lifetime of good use in mind. Our watercolored cards are individually painted, and our illustrations & hand-lettered texts intended for real relationships.
By Allison Samuels, currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Shortly after receiving her BFA in Fibers from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Allison traveled up and down the East Coast before settling in New York to pursue cabinetry and create the fledgling Two Tree brand.
Allison grew up in New York's lush Hudson Valley, and developed a natural appreciation for exploring her backyard's woods and local rock-filled rivers. A childhood surrounded in forests has undoubtedly translated to an eye for simple, nature-based design and a strong interest in preserving natural resources.
Keeping with her early fascination for culinary, textile and sculptural design, Allison thrives on entertaining many simultaneous projects, and welcomes custom work and collaborations. You can find Allison happy as a clam recipe-testing in her beautiful kitchen, on an autumn bike ride, or in the occasional yoga class.
Muny is a collection of contemporary kids' clothing, women's clothing and accessories, all designed in Brooklyn, NY. It is characterized by natural fabrics that are made using ancient techniques of wood block printing, handloom weaving and hand dyeing. The fabrics whether handwoven or block printed, are of utmost quality and softness. The silhouettes are simple and classic, focusing the attention on the beautiful fabrics. We believe that the kids clothing should last hence all dresses can be worn as tunics later. The styles are easygoing and comfortable, with room to grow and play.
Muny is founded by a Brooklyn mom, who has combined traditional Indian textiles and hand printing methods with contemporary graphics and colors to create a unique clothing line. Greatly inspired by the creative energy and the diversity of new york city and the beautiful fabrics she grew up with, Samara embarked on this venture in 2011. She has studied and practiced architecture and interior design in New York city for the last fourteen years. She has a bachelors in architecture and a masters in communications design but no prior experience in fashion or textiles. Even as a young person in India, she was drawn to handloom fabrics and loved India's tradition of textile handicrafts. With this company she attempts to not only promote the beautiful fabrics but also modernise and contemporize the prints and patterns. ‘Muny’ pronounced moo-nee is MU for Mumbai and NY for New York, a brand born out of convergence of these two parallel worlds.
We work with amazing artisan groups that realize our modern patterns on to the cottons and silks used in our products. Handwoven and hand block printed fabrics are naturally eco-friendly as they require minimum to zero electricity during its production. Our patronage helps preserve these age-old traditional techniques of printing and weaving that also provide livelihood for many rural artisans.
WE GATHER is a brand of hand dyed, hand woven home textiles and an educational textile studio right here in Brooklyn. I started WE GATHER with a mission to create beautiful, functional textiles that become more and more meaningful the more they are loved, and to bring the magic and satisfaction of textile making to others. From yarn to fabric, all WE GATHER products are entirely made by hand in my Gowanus studio, keeping small batch textile production alive and well in our local community.
The WE GATHER line includes cozy home staples like blankets, pillows, and rugs, DIY supplies like hand dyed silk ribbons and dye kits, and small home accessories like our signature Plockets and lavender sachets. WE GATHER Workshops are hosted in my studio and in locations around NYC and the US and aim to put the making magic in the hands of others. There is nothing more inspiring than helping someone else discover their own creative potential!
Megan Isaacs Jewelry is both simple and daring. Designed to echo the form and texture of largescale sculpture, each piece is a work of wearable art. Megan draws much of her inspiration from her South African heritage, incorporating bold shapes in sterling silver, semiprecious stones and found objects into her eclectic collections. Each piece is crafted by hand in the artist’s studio in Williamsburg, BK using metalworking techniques Megan learned as a Fine Arts student at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and Studio Art Centers nternational in Florence, Italy.
In addition to MEGAN ISAACS JEWELRY, Megan has designed collections for Betsey Johnson, Kenneth Cole, DVF, and Robert Lee Morris. Her personal collaborations with fashion designers SAUNDER and Katie Gallagher have shown during numerous NYC Fashion Week presentations and in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, W, and Zink Magazine to list a few. These experiences have given Megan the ability to combine traditional and contemporary design concepts, resulting in jewelry that can both stand alone as artwork and complement today's fashions with ease.
Dainty and Edgy handcrafted jewelry made in Los Angeles.
A Nomad’s Closet is a concept created out of our passion for travel and breathing new life into time-honored textile manufacturing and design techniques. Our aim is to provide collections of carefully curated earthwide new and vintage items that represent the spirit of the very people who made them.
We scour the globe and shop the world's markets and bazaars yet no matter where we go, our philosophy remains the same. At A Nomad's Closet, we are committed to presenting traditionally ethnic clothing that can be worn in an innovative and contemporary way.
We believe in the stories and traditions that uphold methods of craftsmanship that have been passed on from generation to generation. We believe in one-of-a-kind items and supporting local communities through hand-to-hand transactions. But most of all we believe in the journey, in adventure and in going back to the roots of fashion and design.
Catrinka is an ethical fashion accessories label that invests in women and girls. Catrinka is about leveraging the power of women and girls to invest in each other and the future. Catrinka pieces are made by women, who invest twice as much of their income in their families as men. And with each bag sold, Catrinka provides a week or more of education and mentoring in crucial life skills for adolescent girls on the margin, so that they have the tools to take charge of their own future. Girls who have the ability to postpone marriage and childbirth beyond the age of 12 or 14 can make a better life for themselves, and then invest in the next generation.
To date we have provided over 50,000 days of education to girls and almost 5,000 days of fair work for women. Learn more about our impact.
Catrinka was founded by three friends in New York City in 2013. Our goal is to make products with a soul, and a story, and to provide a sense of intimacy among the whole community of customers, women makers, and girls who will change the world. We named our label after founder Megan Reilly Cayten’s then 5-year old daughter, Caterina (nicknamed “Catrinka”). Jodi Susman joined in 2014 to focus on sales and marketing efforts. We hope our mission speaks to anyone who knows a girl and wants to make her dreams come true.
Ever carry multiple pairs of shoes to work? Or struggle with picking only a couple shoes to take on your next trip that would match everything? Alterre shoes were created with you in mind.
With our patent pending technology, you can mix and match your shoes to fit your lifestyle. With over 65 combinations, it is easy to transform your look from day to night and pack light for your next vacation. Customizable and comfortable, they are the perfect pair for any occasion. These shoes are as versatile as you are!
All of our shoes are designed in our New York Studio and made according to fair labor laws in Brazil. We donate 5% of the proceeds to the women's abuse shelter Restore NYC, so you get to do good while you look good.
Natural Abstract is your one stop shop for beautiful handmade silver and gold designer jewelry Inspired by the complex beauty of nature and the abstract lines of modernism, and made for everyday wear. From simple stack rings to a one of a kind pendant, there is something for every jewelry lover.
Dirty Mermaid Beauty is a natural beauty and lifestyle collection, assisting with your voyage to nourish your skin with pure ingredients by sea + land.
Hooks and Luxe creates everyday accessories including suspenders and jewelry, based in New York. Every product is handmade by Ryoko Kitazawa, the designer and owner of the brand. She moved to New York from Japan in 2009. After her graduation from Parsons the New School For Design. She has worked as a graphic designer in fashion and jewelry industries. The two different cultures in Japan and in the US gave her a broader perspective, and now sharing her creations to the world.
Eco Lustre is an online boutique headquartered in Brooklyn, selling environmentally friendly, gorgeous and affordable jewelry handcrafted in the United States. The company works with indie and emerging jewelry artisans most of whom do not have a wide, national distribution. We also have our own small jewelry line made in Brooklyn using vintage and deadstock materials. Each piece is handselected, the collection is well edited with an eye for beautiful, original design and contemporary style.
Affordability also plays a big part in the selection process, supporting Eco Lustre’s core belief of making beautiful jewelry that has minimal environmental impact widely accessible.
Essential Rose Life is a reflection of my personal journey of healing. It is my passion, my baby, and a true testament to how I have learned to achieve mindbody balance.
Essential Rose products include one-of-a-kind herbal teas and beauty oils. Our six assorted lifestyle teas are meditative, fragrant, and flavorful medleys of nature that return you to your senses. Our beauty products are truly holistic, mood-enhancing gifts that nourish the skin and soul through their dynamic scent and texture. Together, these are coupled with rituals of mindful self-care that foster a sense of authentic self-love, which we believe is the foundation of true beauty.
I incorporated the company whenI was a Senior in College. The inspiration came from a former informal business I created called "Skidpothecary," which was an on-campus apothecary at Skidmore College. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and am completely passionate about holistic healing, the natural world, and anything New Agey. Every day I am inspired by the power of the Law of Attraction and the way the universe continues to unfold in the direction of my dreams. Things I can't live without including daily infusions of dark chocolate, dried sage smoke, Kundalini Yoga, and Essential Rose Gold Face Serum.
DeeLight is a Brooklyn-based candle studio founded by two best friends .the company was founded in December 2016.
We started making candles at home for gifts to our friends and family and realized that we can take our passion for bringing DeeLight to people beyond our friend circle. All of our candles are hand poured in small batches using natural soy wax. We also create special scents for different occasions and believe that we can help people to create wonderful memories all year round.
I'm 33, live & work in Brooklyn, NY. I've been working with the dirt for more than 10 years now! I work with the earth!
I'm Zena Verda Pesta, maker of pottery, quilts, supper, grower of food, nurturer of partnerships, roller dancer, and participant in all types of learning environments. I make one of a kind and limited edition house ware pieces out of clay & fabric. I am from Applachia, Kentucky.
Paper Arrows Studio is a new paper goods company featuring stationery, wrapping paper, parcel tags and collage certain to brighten your day.
My work is inspired by craft and pottery traditions that are sensitive to the beauty of natural materials and attentive to infusing everyday life with aesthetic pleasure.
I studied pottery in Mashiko, Japan and while I am unable to fire a wood-burning kiln here in Brooklyn, I do throw on a wooden Japanese kick wheel. I make my glazes using clay and wood ash that I collect in the Berkshires.
I strive to make simple, functional pieces that are pleasing to look at and satisfying to hold and use.
We believe raising diverse thinkers will change the world.
Home Grown Books is an eco-friendly children's publisher based in Brooklyn, New York. We create visually stunning and educationally sound reading materials for children aged 0 to 8. We believe raising diverse thinkers will change the world. Every child is unique – and the educational materials they use should reflect that. Our books embrace your child’s individuality and creativity, meeting them where they are, not where they “should” be.
All of our books are made with non-Voc Vegetable inks on recycled paper, printed here in the United States. We have 13 different titles that vary in difficulty, artistic materials, and format. From picture books to book packs with beginning reader books, everyone will find something they love.
I have been living and working in Brooklyn for some 30 years surrounded by a creative environment. Over the years I have made functional ceramics and branched out into wall art.
I have begun making works inspired by my surroundings and memories. Using images from old family photographs, movie and television images, and my own collection of photographs, and ones that I have admired that other people have taken, I translate them to my ceramic tiles and functional work. Using my knowledge of ceramic firing and application of glazes I have embarked on making this exciting wall art. Using my slip-cast box tile form or commercial tiles to recreate these images in clay and glaze I have opened up a new avenue for my creative exploration.
Challenging myself to create larger and larger wall pieces has been part of the process. I design my work in my Brooklyn studio, which involves much planning and research. Learning new ways to translate and interpret the images that interest me has been an exciting adventure. I hope that you will enjoy what I have produced so far.
I have now begun bringing the new techniques that I have been working on with the wall art back into my functional ceramics. This has been rewarding in opening up new possibilities.
I am a transplant to New York City where I came to pursue art and design. My artistic practices range from painting, photography, graphics, conceptual art, book arts, and sculpture, to name a few; but especially jewelry. My passion for jewelry stemmed from my interest in sculpture, inevitably. When I was a child, I gravitated towards tiny objects and figurines that I loved to collect, and still to this day, the dynamic and charming objects that I make and that people choose to bring around still fascinate me. My passion for wearable art is manifested in my endeavors with Ephemna Jewelry, and now I can't stop making!
Ephemna was founded out of the desire to create eyecatching, unique jewelry pieces that play on art, history, and culture for the forwardthinking woman on culture’s cusp. I use highend acrylic that creates a unique aesthetic, pure metal components, and highquality European ply to ensure a long lasting product. The even layering of dark and light wood lends a dynamic and linear detail that reminds us that ply is both a natural and manmade; made with very thin sheets of wood sliced from logs that otherwise would be wasted; an example of sustainable material.
The overall aesthetic of my jewelry is organic yet geometric, understated yet opulent. They speak of Art Deco futurism mixed with Egyptian elegance with a naturally sculptural touch, infused with a postmodern vibe. I use keen juxtapositions of nontraditional and sustainable materials such as wood, acrylic, and cotton cord, combined with the traditional addition of metal, stone, and chain. Surprising lines, unconventional silhouettes, and unique materials makes for a totally different take on modern jewelry. My final product displays a graceful precision, strength, and attention to design, with a funky and bold twist. The elaborate and original designs demand a closer look. I love the process of connecting to my hands, inserting love, passion, and positivity into each original piece.
Can't stop arting!
A few years ago I never would have thought that I would be able to achieve my dream of working on my art full time, then, on a rainy day in March of 2015, everything changed. I made the decision to take one year of my life and dedicate at least one hour every day to creating a small painting. The 365 Day Challenge was born. Through this year-long journey, I not only improved my skills as an artist I also paved my way to making art my job and making my dream come true.
Now I work full time creating one of a kind works of art that make me happy and bring a bit of joy into the lives of the people around me.
Winnowing is the act of sifting, extracting the most desirable part of something from the rest.
Winnow curates estate and antique jewelry pieces to exhibit among new studio jewelry of today. It is a space for antique and modern pieces to shine on the same platform; pieces which have stood the test of time with the new ones that will be able to.
The aim of the Winnow is to present a point of view that both the young and the old can coexist and amplify one another's beauty.
Winnow was established in Brooklyn, NY in 2012 by Emily Bute and Kevin O'Leary who wish to provide a unique retail space for both new and old jewelry.
Polly&Esther is a very trendy, fashion forward clothing line for women.
Beacon Bee is an all natural, hand crafted body balm made by two Hudson Valley beekeepers. It nourishes, heals and protects your skin from head to toe.
I am a one woman letterpress shop based in Brooklyn, New York. Two years ago, I successfully funded my business with Kickstarter to restore a letterpress printing machine to working
order and now I have two presses and run my business out of my studio in Bedford-Stuyvesant. I've gone to the National Stationery Show two years in a row and have stores nation wide as well as internationally selling my cards. I sell quirky cards full of puns designed and printed by me.
I am a full-time artist and maker and photographer and have brought those three things together in my new products. I could make art 24/7 if I didn't have to sleep! So I definitely want to co-create as long as I can, helping to fill the earth with color and good work and words.
I am a mom to two teenagers whom are amazing people and I feel so blessed. Once, I almost became a ceramic artist which ultimately introduced me to the applied arts. After working full time as a photographer for nearly 15 years, my life shifted and this new path was waiting for me. My products come from my photography and graphic design skills, the designs are screen printed, stamped and or painted then sewed or made into a useful original work of art that will add beauty, art and joy to my customer's lives.
Many of the fabrics come from the details of this great city. Soho buildings, upper east and west sides, Brooklyn too. I am inspired by layers of history and the architectural details all around this great city.
MUJUS designer Paola Delgado started her journey in 2011. After working for Goldman Sachs as an investment banker for four years, she decided to travel back to her childhood country of Peru. Paola's ultimate goal during her return to Peru was to discover who she really was and what she cared about in life. While traveling around Peru, Paola decided to use her knowledge to work towards creating a company that would reflect her own values and beliefs.
MUJUS is the reflection of Paola's traditional Peruvian roots combined with the urban life of Brooklyn. Its jewelry and accessories demonstrate the use of high quality and yet, ecofriendly materials. Instead of using plastic, MUJUS focuses on using more organic materials such as corozo. This is a seed that comes from palm trees within the rainforests of South America and is the only sustainable substitute to animal ivory. Not only does MUJUS create jewelry, the company also makes opportunities.
MUJUS creates its craft with the belief that people should be employed under fair work standards that help them to develop and grow. The company’s hope is to touch the lives of people worldwide through its designs and opportunities.
We make custom bathing suits for women because we believe the moment when you're most naked in public is not the moment to be in a S, M, or L. Customers choose from five styles and the bright lining color they want inside, we get their measurements, and two weeks later, a suit that's made for them arrives at their door.
All our suits are made of beautiful, performance fabric from an Italian company who's been in the swimwear business since the 1960s. Our suits are cut and sewn, by women and for women, in NYC.
Hello! My name is Dani, I am an artist/illustrator, female, under thirty, organ donor. Albuquerque native, currently based in New York.
I spend most of my hours drawing silly things with pens and pencils and eating peanut butter out of the jar.
This year I am hoping to try something a bit new, taking my previous idea of custom drawings to the next level. In the past, I made small custom 5x7 drawings for customers, but I would like to scale up the live drawing aspect (big time!). I would like to draw a large art piece on wood panels that can be purchased by patrons and sent to them once the larger art piece is complete. Ideally, the wood panels would be 12"x12" placed together to create a larger 6' wide x 8' high (ish) piece. I will predetermine the drawing/theme before the market, and depending on what the drawing is, a portion of my profits will go to support a charity or organization that relates to said theme.
Based on the philosophy "If it's good for sensitive skin, it's good for all skin!" Alchemy Holistics is an all-natural skincare line created by a veteran Esthetician with over a decade of experience in the skincare industry. Every product has less than 10 ingredients, including the finest blend of essential oils made to nourish, strengthen, and soothe your skin. Gentle but affective, made in small batches in Brooklyn, NY. Experience for yourself the Alchemy of natural skincare.
Iwona Ludyga Design is a journey of color, texture, and shape. As a Brooklyn-based company creating unique handmade jewelry locally, each piece is made with care and skill using inventive combinations of materials and styles distinctive to the ï LD look.
Through the years Iwona kept studying and broadening her skills, learning ancient braiding and weaving techniques to enrich her designs. Mixing various textures and elements including solid gold, glass, bone, horse hair, and brass, are just some characteristics that define her trademark style. Through this evolution, Iwona has always stayed true to her aesthetic core and beliefs: creating beautiful hand crafted personal jewelry.
I am an artist living and working in Brooklyn. I design tee-shirts, all original designs and hand print them in my studio. I am influenced by old Brooklyn and evolving Brooklyn. I love vintage imagery and combining current ideas into the design. I create the screens and hand print using water-based ink to insure a soft touch to the tees. They are high quality cotton tees, soft and a great fit and style.
Mengly Hernandez is a working fashion stylist and textile designer. She is currently working on her fifth collection of scarves, pocket squares, and dresses. Her scarves are primarily digitally printed, but she also uses various techniques, such as silk screening, painting, and printing with Indian woodblocks.
Kitty Jones is a small company based in NYC. It began with a catnip mouse, crafted to cheer up an old kitty friend who was having some health problems and has since grown into a toys and accessories brand designed to entertain cats and complement the homes in which they live. Our fabric is designed and printed by hand in our studio. We use water based ink and organic cotton canvas. Our hand felted, wool balls are vibrant and bouncy toys that look as good in a jar as they do on the floor. We take great care in using high quality, natural materials to create products that are as beautiful as they are functional.
I make handmade goods for a cat-friendly home. I design and print my own fabric (silkscreen). Products include catnip toys, pet beds, scratch pads, tote bags and throw pillows. I also make hand felted wool balls and kitty grass kits (wheatgrass planters). In addition to the textile-based objects, I sell framed and unframed prints of my most popular textile designs. This Summer I'll be introducing ceramic items that incorporate the textile designs water bowls, food bowls, vases, candlesticks and tabletop sculpture.
- Jen Curry
Burning Both Ends are custom-made handcrafted sculptures, which you can light if desired. The sculptures are made in New York and have titles based on their colors. The colors and the wax are mixed only for one sculpture at the time. Each sculpture is entirely unique.
Never the same - Always different.
Haute Chocolate Brooklyn; a chic and decadent taste of #virtuoushedonism. She is made with all organic ingredients and sweetened with a coconut and maple sugar. She has 5 chocolate babes in her company all uniquely tasty and delicious (semi sweet, toasted almond, cinnamon chipotle, espresso, rosemary and earl grey.
UrbanGlass is a nonprofit international center for glass art located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Our educational programming offers an inspirational creative outlet for students at every age and skill level in a variety of glass making techniques like glass blowing, mosaics, bead making, fusing, stained glass, neon and more. In addition to our regular programming, we offer tours, joint programs, and scholarships dedicated to expanding students' breadth of art making activities.
RUNA was founded in 2009, days after we graduated from college. But our story begins several years earlier, when Tyler was living with the Kichwa people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. It was then he was introduced to guayusa – a naturally caffeinated tree leaf brewed like tea, consumed early in the morning to help interpret dreams and late at night to provide energy and clarity while hunting in the jungle. He loved the earthy flavor, smooth taste, and energy boost he got from the leaf.
Living and working in Latin and South America, we both saw how unsustainable activities like logging were enticing ways for people living in the rainforest to pay for education and medicine. We also saw how development projects implemented by NGOs often floundered because they lacked buy-in from local stakeholders.
Upon returning to college we teamed up to write the business plan for RUNA. We entered and won several business plan competitions. After graduating from school we moved to Ecuador to begin working with local Kichwa communities to build a guayusa supply chain.
Together with these communities we envisioned a business that could share energizing, rich-tasting guayusa with the world – a business that would respect cultural traditions, support small farmers, and maintain the integrity of the Amazon rainforest. RUNA now buys guayusa leaves from over 2,300 farming families. Those leaves are processed in a plant in Ecuador and then shipped to the U.S. where they are shared with a growing number of people.
RUNA is proving that businesses in the Amazon can be good for the environment and the preservation of traditional cultural practices while supporting producers and connecting them to consumers around the world.
We couldn’t be more excited.
– Tyler and Dan
Prior to launching M.PATMOS, Marcia Patmos was the co-founder of cult-favorite cashmere brand Lutz & Patmos.
With M.PATMOS, she has expanded beyond cashmere into a full collection, bringing her knowledge of woven and knitwear techniques, a focus on fine fabrics and the importance of everyday wearability to the forefront.
The M.PATMOS woman is drawn to timeless pieces with modern, unexpected details. Playing with both neutrals and graphic color palettes, unique textures, and expert tailoring, M.PATMOS suits her artistic yet refined sensibility.
A portion of each M.PATMOS collection is proudly made in the USA. In addition, sustainable and eco-friendly practices are used whenever possible in the manufacturing and sourcing processes. In 2011 M.PATMOS was awarded the prestigious Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award. In 2012, M.PATMOS received acknowledgment for environmentally friendly design practices by CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge, and was named one of the “top 50 most innovative fashion companies in the world” by Fast Company magazine. In July 2014, M.PATMOS won the US 2014/15 US Woolmark Prize.
I make pottery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I first encountered a potter's wheel when I was little, 9 or 10 years old, and after that wheel throwing was all I wanted to do. My early fascination with pottery was rooted in an interest in ancient civilizations and archaeology: how remarkable, I thought, that I can make something that could be around for centuries!
I've since studied Greek antiquity, worked on an archaeological dig, and have seen enough ancient pottery to fill a Trojan Horse. Yet I still marvel at the power of these objects: the old pots which were used for ages and passed down through generations and the brand new ones which are just starting out on what will hopefully be a long journey.
For now, I make functional, wheel-thrown pieces with distinctive clean lines, and I am inspired by the spare, rough beauty of the coast of Greece, where I lived for several years.
Beau Brummell for Men is a men's skincare & grooming company started in NYC. It all started out as an idea in early 2013. The company was founded by two brothers, Zack and Daniel, entrepreneurs with a lifelong dream of working in the men’s health and wellness industry. Beau Brummell skin care products are crafted in small batches at our laboratory in New York to ensure the highest quality and consistency in each product we create. Our promise at Beau Brummell is to provide our customers with expertly formulated products that are made precisely for the modern male. We pride ourselves on having the right products, the right formulas, and the right fragrances, all with one idea in mind – So you can stay handsome.
We named our company after George Bryan Brummell, better known as Beau Brummell, one of England’s most refined gentlemen in the 18th century. While born to a middleclass London family, Beau Brummell became a true testament that elegance is a product of style and personality, as opposed to class and money. His ambition was to revolutionize men’s fashion of the day, he is now credited with inventing the modern men’s suit worn with a necktie. As a result, Beau simplified the custom of men wearing large, ornate clothing and ushered in the era of men wearing finely tailored fitted garments. Hence, this new age of men’s fashion became known as “dandyism”. So fastforward to the twentyfirst century and Brummell’s contributions to men’s style and modern elegance is still as relevant now as they were back then.
In the spirit of Beau, Beau Brummell for Men is committed to improving the lives of men everywhere. It is our belief that with enough care and attention to detail, every man can look like a gentleman because every man deserves to feel classy. All it takes is a simple skin care routine with quality products, to look better and, yes – feel better, too.
Kate Taylor Design is a line of contemporary metal jewelry made by hand (by me, Kate!) here in NYC. I strive for an 'organic geometric' aesthetic, strongly influenced by primitive art & textile design, so I fabricate and carve all of my models by hand without the use of computer or laser cutting.
My father is an architect so I grew up around tools and construction sites all my life, forever obsessed with building and making beautiful things from seemingly cold materials like stone and metal. I love talking to my customers about as much of my process as they want to know about transparency is very important to me. I take immense care and pride in making jewelry for designloving women who put a lot of thought into their wardrobe staples, and who care about sustainable/slow fashion.
When I make jewelry, I feel connected to a tradition that goes back thousands of years. When you wear my pieces, I want you to feel that connection too. I visit museums frequently for inspiration, drawing heavily from the geometry of ancient/tribal jewelry, ceramics & textiles. I love geometry that has a warm, human feel, so I cut and carve all my original models by hand, without the aid of laser-cutting or computer. I believe jewelry should be comfortable but also substantial, subtly reminding you of its presence and giving you confidence throughout the day. My jewelry is for modern adventurers, dreamers, and doers of all kinds.
All of the pieces featured on this site are designed and made by me in my New York studio.
I started my ceramic journey almost 2 years ago out of Brooklyn, NY. I have been making art in many different forms since childhood. Today I am mostly drawn to clay and fibers. In my ceramic work, I am focused on hand building, texture, and pattern. Each piece is a blank canvas and I am not finished until I sit and meticulously decorate each one. I am working on building my ceramics brand and I am branching out into the custom and wholesale markets. I am the mom to an 8-year-old daughter who I love sitting and getting involved in craft projects with. I am always making something.
My hashtag motto is #nevernotcrafting.
Celebrate simply. Live with what you love. And Give. We design premium-quality, modern blankets and accessories to use and love for a lifetime. We believe in celebrating yourself in small ways, everyday, while making life a little brighter for someone else.
My grandmother June believed that you should give when you can because you never know what someone's situation is. This company encourages and celebrates this tradition of giving, and coupled with our passion for design, Goodnight June was born.
We proudly contribute a portion of every sale to children and families in need. Proceeds assist families through the rough days and everyday, from clothing to daily supplies and family events.