Featuring local businesses for passionate consumers who care about community, environment, and transparency.
Rialto Jean Project
Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Home Goods
South Street Seaport, Manhattan, New York
A clothing and accessories brand with a cool, downtown vibe, Rialto Jean Project's motto is simply, "denim. doing. good." Rare, American-made vintage pieces are hand painted in the brand's lower Manhattan studio, giving them a unique, fashion-forward appeal. Denim, shoes, bags, and even home goods - like pillows and napkins - have a hand-crafted, casual, easy, and artistic feel. While cool, the brand remains connected and accessible - if you can't find exactly what you want in your size, just email them for special orders. The brand also benefits children through art, with proceeds going to support art therapy programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Malaika New York
Manhattan, New York
A clothing brand with sleek, modern, edgy style, Malaika New York is a brand that clearly values sustainability and supporting their local and global community. Materials are locally-sourced in North America, and products are proudly manufactured by hand in New York. The brand also uses sustainable and upcycled textiles in "seasonless" collections in order to minimize their environmental impacts. And to do even more to contribute to a more sustainable future, the brand plants a tree for every garment sold in collaboration with The Canopy Project, a project that aims to reforest East Africa.
Home Goods, Jewelry
Brooklyn, New York
Overlook Woods creates wooden home goods and jewelry that are touchable and richly-designed, while remaining simple and contemporary. The brand is local and sustainable, hand making products in Brooklyn from recycled materials, which results in unique pieces that are made to be used (and loved) for a lifetime.
Bird and Stone
Manhattan, New York
Bird and Stone is a socially conscious jewelry brand that ethically makes all of their pieces in New York City. In addition to making pretty, boho-chic, metallic and beaded bracelets and necklaces, the brand also aims to contribute to a more equal world by investing in the dreams of women and girls. The brand uses sustainable and upcycled or recycled materials as much as possible in their Harlem and Midtown Manhattan assembly houses. Transparency is clearly valued, with each product indicating the amount or percentage of the purchase price donated to an important social cause - customers can even shop by specific causes on the website.