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Interview: How upcycling can change the environmental impact of the fashion industry

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All of the products we consume make an impact on the environment. We cannot fight the nature of consumption and our exponentially growing population. How, where, and with what materials things are made determine just how much of an impact a product's lifecycle can create.
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Take a virtual tour of our workshop!

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In honor of last week's Open House and studio tour at the BF+DA, we thought we might share a virtual tour of our workshop - for those of you who can't make it in person. 
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a field trip to New York Binding. . .

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One of the last most recent hurdles of moving my production process to NYC is finding vendors with specialized equipment- so that I can keep my designs consistent.  For the most part, I’ve been absolutely blown away by the quality of skilled … Continue reading

 

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putting new ideas into action

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Since my visit to Chicago last month, I’ve been itching to experiment with some new materials. And I finally had a chance to put my new ideas into action with some reclaimed leather swatches I scored at a recent ZeroLandfill event.  I cut them … Continue reading

 

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A lost art kept alive – leather working in Chicago

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On Sunday at Renegade, Sara (the genius behind the Chicago School of Shoemaking) stopped by my booth and introduced herself.   Elated at the concept of an actual shoe-making school, I figured she would be just the person to  ask … Continue reading

 

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About Crystalyn Kae

Crystalyn Kae Brennan Crystalyn is a handbag designer in Brooklyn, NY. Her sustainably chic handbags are made with vegan-friendly leather and unique vintage fabrics. Read more »


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