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something blue - a teal wedding clutch for a loyal customer's wedding day

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You may remember Geneieve, as she was a featured customer in one of our "Whats in Your bag" posts, and if you've been following her journey, she was wearing a Crystalyn Kae hobo on the day her (now)  husband proposed!  So we were doubly thrilled that she wanted to carry one of our Large Valet pouch on her wedding day! 

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Open Studio in Brooklyn this Weekend - Industry City

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We are thrilled to participate in our very first Open Studio at Industry City this weekend!  May 18 & 19th from 11am - 6pm we will open our doors to the public where you can come see us in action: making our bags and experience first-hand how we draft our patterns, choose our materials and if you come by at 12:30 on Saturday or 5:30 on Sunday - you can even make a keychain for yourself using our tools and materials!
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Interning with a sustainable accessories company that is small enough to care & big enough to do something

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I started my internship with Crystalyn Kae in January and what first caught my attention about the opportunity was Crystalyn’s dedication to socially conscious styleI wanted to be a part of a brand that valued its resources and did its best to genuinely be environmentally conscious! Crystalyn’s practices of upcycling and recycling fabric is a huge benefit to the planet and helps divert fabric and textile waste out of landfills. Using as much of the material as possible (hello adorable card cases and headphone tacos) really helps to keep her manufacturing as zero-waste as possible. 
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Why FabScrap is totally Fab

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Volunteering at FabScrap has been on my NYC bucket list ever since Crystalyn mentioned that that is where she gets a lot of her upcycled leather and unique fabrics.  Crystalyn, being the super cool boss she is, allowed me to take an afternoon off and volunteer at FabScrap! This amazing *woman founded* business is dedicated to recycling fabrics and repurposing them to keep them out of the waste stream. They have thousands of pounds of fabric that they have collected from apparel design companies in New York City, about 40 bags a day weighing 50 pounds each, which volunteers then sort to be recycled or sold at very reasonable prices to designers or students! 
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The hidden gems of New York City's Garment District

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Ever take a walk around the section of Midtown between 34th-42nd street between 7th avenue and 9th avenue? (Just mere blocks from Times Square. . .yikes!)  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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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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