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Brooklyn Industries doesn't always do the smoothest job blending activism and affordable tote bags, but they're definitely not faking their sense of social responsibility. The brand's newest store, which just opened on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, is almost entirely made from recycled materials. The fixtures started life as shipping pallets, the furniture is vintage—even the electricity is 100% generated from wind power.
Greenpoint is the original home of Brooklyn Industries, which launched in 1998 in a factory just five blocks from the new boutique. The company plans to highlight that connection with an in-shop museum, which will share the space with rotating art installations.
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