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The hidden gems of New York City's Garment District

Posted by Abigail Ferraro on

Ever take a walk around the section of Midtown between 34th-42nd street (Time Square…yikes) and between 7th avenue and 9th avenue?  Without even knowing it, all those tall skyscrapers are full of small workshops and manufactures contributing to the fashion industry and made in America products! 
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We are hiring! Call for Summer Interns!

Posted by Crystalyn Brennan on

We are currently accepting applications for Interns for Summer 2019!  If you are a student currently enrolled at a college or university and seeking a for-credit internship in the following areas, we'd love to hear from you! 
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Shop Crystalyn Kae in San Francisco April 13 & 14!

Posted by Crystalyn Brennan on

We are on the road in California, bringing our sustainable handbag goodness to YOU!  Come see us at the following events:
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our favorite new craft show in Seattle- Renegade Craft!

Posted by Abigail Ferraro on

We've popped up in many craft fairs and trunk shows across the country this year, but this holiday season, we managed to squeeze in one last show before the end of the year. 

Renegade Craft in Seattle! 

(And I was lucky enough to have the amazing event & wedding photographer John Curry capture the experience. Thank you so much John!)

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the (nearly-lost) ancient art of vegetable-tanned leather

Posted by Crystalyn Brennan on

In May 2018, I spent nearly a month in Tuscany, immersed in a region renown for olive oil, wine, truffles and leather. Inspired by a culture so connected to the land in a mindful way, I relished this rare opportunity to explore an ancient tradition working with vegetable-tanned leather.

I am a material driven-designer, with longevity and timelessness being paramount to my aesthetic: any object of value has to tell a story.  Working with this pliable material in its natural state enabled me to combine my skills in textiles and woodworking in the most exhilarating way.⁣

Here's a peek behind the scenes of creating the collection.

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About Crystalyn Kae

Crystalyn Kae Brennan Crystalyn is a handbag designer in Brooklyn, NY. Her sustainable luxury handbags are made in USA with ethically-sourced leather and unique vintage fabrics. Read more »


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