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Why do we use up-cycled leather ?

Posted by Caroline Charvet on

Leather is a very long-lasting material, it can last thousands of years. So, why should we produce new when we can up-cycle? 
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Come see 7 sustainable brands at The Shops at Columbus Circle

Posted by Caroline Charvet on

Pratt Institute and the The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA) have partnered with 360 Wellness  for “Wear the Future Here – Conscious Fashion for a Better Life.”  They have curated a showcase at The Shops at Columbus Circle to tell the stories of 7 apparel brands at the BF+DA, which we are proud to be part of! Each designer has a different story and business model that promotes sustainability and ethical practices in the apparel industry. 

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debunking leather myths and eating my way through italy

Posted by Crystalyn Brennan on

 I was recently invited to participate in first-person full-sensory experience to the cultural context of vegetable-tanned leather in its birthplace in a tiny village in Tuscany called San Miniato. 

As an artisan, this invitation is obviously a bucket-list opportunity and a welcome catalyst to experiment - to stretch myself in ways I don’t usually have opportunity or resources to try.

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

Posted by Crystalyn Brennan on

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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Cutting up scraps from @zerolandfill to become leather bracelets...

Posted by Crystalyn Brennan on



Cutting up scraps from @zerolandfill to become leather bracelets for this weekend #urbancraft #seattle #leather

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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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