- Bracelets from Mikuti are designed and produced in Tanzania.
- H Fredriksson is run by Swedish-born, Brooklyn-based designer Helena Fredriksson
- Clothing from Afia is sourced and sewn in Ghana.
- Ambika sells bikinis as well as ethical fur pieces made of angora (aka combed bunny fur.)
- Central Saint Martins grad Carrie Parry produces her line in the Garment District.
- Study's womenswear uses hand-dyed silks.
- NOT describes itself as "a studio focused on the experience of dressing: the constant dialogue between garment and wearer as they transform each other."
- Andy Lifschutz is a metalworker based in Brooklyn.
- Auralis produces "urban tropical" pieces in New York and Puerto Rico.
- Bhon's founders include a veteran of Vivienne Tam and Hyden Yoo.
- Titania Ingalis uses ethically-sourced fabrics.
- The Mexican artist and former DJ behind Tirana makes steampunk jewelry from recycled materials.
- Brooklyn label Samantha Pleet has been worn by members of Beach House, The Dirty Projectors, and Au Revoir Simone.
- Gretchen Jones uses natural materials like bamboo and organic cotton.
- The duo behind Cold Picnic recently opened a shop called A Thousand Picnics in Williamsburg.
- Dusen Dusen is known for its blocky, graphic patterns.
- Jewelry line Dirty Librarian Chains is made from 80% recycled materials.
Tomorrow and Sunday, 17 up-and-coming labels—including several Of a Kind veterans—will take over the fourth floor of 52 Mercer Street for a pop-up market they're calling "Bringing It to the People." Most of the designers on the roster could win awards for good citizenship as well as good style—two of the lines are produced by artisans in Africa, and plenty of others are made with sustainable materials and/or fabricated in NYC.
Pricing varies, but some of the designers are planning to offer special discounts. The event runs June 23rd, 11am to 7pm, though June 24, 12pm to 5pm.
· Bringing It to the People [Facebook]