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Made In NYC: Blogger's Picks!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hi FASHinNY readers! I'm Elizabeth. I blog over at The Note Passer and this month I'm blogging all about ethical fashion. One way to be a more conscious consumer is to buy from local designers who support the workers and industry in your community. With this in mind, Sara and I have chosen some of our favorite items from local brands made in our beloved NYC. You can see my picks here on FASHinNY today and Sara's picks are over on The Note Passer. Check them out and also consider buying locally in your own city!

DIRTY LIBRARIAN CHAINS

by Brooklyn designer Susan Domelsmith is founded on a zero waste design model and ensures that every piece utilizes US made materials dating from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. Domelsmith her takes her inspiration from NYC and incorporates bold retro-futuristic structures into her jewelry designs. All jewelry is made by hand in her Brooklyn studio

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The chains of the Dewey Eyeglass Chain are vintage and were rescued from a closed US jewelry factory. I actually already own the gold version and I love it. It makes it so convenient to take my sunglasses on and off while I'm shopping (for ethical goods, of course)! 



FERAL CHILDE

Feral Childe is an innovative womenswear line by design duo Moriah Carlson and Alice Wu. They have studios in both Brooklyn and Oakland, while all Feral Childe is proudly manufactured in New York City's Garment Center. Pieces are designed with sustainability in mind, from the choice of fabric, printing and dyeing treatments, to details such as buttons and trim. Feral Childe uses sustainable, upcycled, recycled and vintage fabrics, low-impact dyes, and vintage and natural buttons. They responsibly dispose of production waste through donations and recycling, limit use of polybags and plastic hangers, and ship with recycled materials when possible. Feral Childe supports their
community with outreach, education, and resources. And their clothes are gorgeous! What's not to love about this conscientious brand?



I love the ease and simplicity of the Collard Dress.
The khadi cotton fabric is made from hand-twisted yarns and woven on hand-looms without electricity in artisan workshops in India.
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ALEX & ELI

Alex & Eli is a tailor shop for women (already a rarity) that cuts , sews, and produces all of its goods in NYC. They are involved in all stages of production and are completely supported by local industry. Alex & Eli see the people they work with as family and encourage you to "envision your suit is being handcrafted by the likes of your favorite aunt or uncle and a few other bubbly participants."



I really want the Classic Jacket in periwinkle blue! The details are so special and you can choose your favorite fabric and buttons. The fit will be amazing because you take and send your measurements to Alex & Eli and tailors craft your blazer from scratch right in NYC.
The other styles are also versatile and purchasing one would add a timeless, sustainable piece to your wardrobe.


Thanks to Sara for collaborating with me on this! If you want to see more of my ethical picks, check out my Luvocracy boards and shop all you want without guilt!