screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-8-24-33-amScraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

Now through Sunday, April 16 2017 @ Cooper Hewitt – 2 East 91st Street

Offering creative, alternative approaches to confronting textile waste, Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse presents the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process: Luisa Cevese, founder of Riedzioni in Milan; Christina Kim, founder of dosa, inc., in Los Angeles; and Reiko Sudo, managing director at NUNO in Tokyo. Each designer’s practice involves innovative and sophisticated reuse of textile materials and resources, while engaging in preservation of local craft traditions. Through more than forty works, the exhibition explores key facets of sustainability, such as the efficient use of materials and resources, the preservation of local craft traditions and the integration of new technologies in the recycling process.

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etsy-handmade-cavalcadeEtsy’s Handmade Cavalcade

December 5 – 11, Chelsea Market, Manhattan

The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade has nine years worth of history, and has become a must for holiday shoppers looking for unique and locally crafted gifts for their loved ones. Comprised of members from the Etsy NY Team, this holiday market showcases a selection of handmade wares including jewelry, greeting cards, art, beauty products, clothing, gifts for baby, and more from indie vendors all based in the tri-state area.

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credoHow to Glow for the Holidays and Beyond

Thursday, December 8th | 6 – 8 pm @ Credo Beauty – 9 Prince Street (btw Bowery + Elizabeth), Manhattan

Join natural makeup artist Rebecca Casciano and Jolene Hart, author of the Eat Pretty book series, for an evening of pre-holiday beauty and wellness. Find out Jolene’s favorite seasonal beauty foods – plus pick up a copy of her new book Eat Pretty Every Day – and Rebecca’s glam makeup tips.

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youngYoung & Able 3rd Annual Holiday Pop-Up

December 8th – December 24th // Launch party December 8th | 6:30 – 9:30 pm @ 2 Rivington St. New York, NY 10002

Young & Able’s holiday bazaar of locally designed and made goods is now a certifiable tradition! Bodhi from Menswear Dog will be there till 7:30pm to take holiday pictures, Lomography is teir photo sponsor for the night, Wölffer Estate will be serving their Finca Wölffer Rosé Wine, and they’ll have goodies bags with purchase (while supply last!) filled with products from Morris Kitchen, Teapigs, Wölffer Estate, Packlane and more!

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nyc-fair-trade-coalitionVOZ Presents “Conscious”

December 9 | 5 – 9 pm @ VOZ Sanctuary – 296 Elizabeth St, Manhattan

Join the NYC Fair Trade Coalition at VOZ Sanctuary for an evening of Fair Trade shopping, live Bossa Nova Music, and wine! Not your average holiday market – the group is bringing together all the movements: zero waste, ethical fashion, artisanal crafts, and locally made. VOZ is an artisan brand from South America, and TabiiJustBhavaKirrin Finch, and A. Bernadette will also be there.

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s_screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-5-10-19-pm-copy(I’ll be there!) Sip + Shop with the EWC and BF+DA

Saturday, December 10 | 11 am – 4 pm @ Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator – 630 Flushing Avenue, Suite 704, Brooklyn

Join your friends from the EWC to shop some of our favorite sustainable and ethical brands in New York City. This gift shop covers everything from organic beauty and food to men’s and women’s accessories from some of my favorite brands like DE SMET, Eenvoud, Glass House Shirtmakers, IMBY, Nettie Kent, Study NY, Tabii Just, UNIFORME, Victoria Road, and Vincetta, plus more than a dozen others! 

Free! RSVP here.

ethikal-holiday-pop-upEthikal Holiday Market

December 10 – 11, @ 1 Hotel Central Park – 1414 6th Ave, Manhattan

Visit the beautiful and sustainable 1 Hotel in Central park for one stop shopping for holiday gifts, featuring the best in ethical and eco-conscious brands in fashion, lifestyle & home.

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screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-3-30-00-pmThe Great Northeast Cheese Fest

December 10 | 6 – 10 pm @ Flushing Town Hall – 137-35 Northern Blvd., Queens

Cheese fans rejoice! NY Epicurean Events is putting on a cheese festival at Flushing Town Hall for the second year running. Here, you’ll be able to sample more than 75 cheeses from New York and other Northeast producers, as well as cheese-centered dishes from some of the city’s most popular restaurants (last year, chef Will Horowitz of Harry & Ida’s and Duck’s served a cheese and goat soup). The entry fee gets you unlimited samples of cheese and cheese-related dishes, as well as beverage pairings.

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eileen-fisher-pop-upEILEEN FISHER Nearest + Dearest

December 14 | 6 – 10 pm @ 353 West 12th st.

In the spirit of the season, the sustainable fashion brand Eileen Fisher will be giving and collecting donations to the Women’s Earth Alliance, an organization that supports the work of women advocating for environmental and social change. They’ll also be featuring a curated selection of Green Eileen product and the EILEEN FISHER ReMade in the USA Collection.

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just2Gift + Change Winter Market

December 15 | 11 am – December 18 | 7 pm @ Patagonia Soho – 72 Greene Street, Manhattan

A curated shop-in-shop featuring brands creating positive impact, including Victoria Road NYCKrochet KidsDuka ShopUnder the CanopyMela ArtisansBeru Kids and more, each product in this pop-up showcases craftsmanship from around the world including Pakistan, East Africa, India, South America and the US. The brands have sustainability and ethics at their core, focusing on female empowerment, job creation, zero waste, human rights and environmental conservation among other important work. The market will also highlight sustainable initiatives at our partners, Patagonia and ABC Carpet and Home.  The featured products including jewelry, knitwear, home decor, accessories, toys, men’s accessories and kids wear are perfect gifts for the holidays. 

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screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-4-51-47-pmHoliday Open House @ CAP Beauty

Saturday, December 17 | 10 am – 7 pm @ CAP Beauty – 238 West 10th Street, Manhattan

Last year I found myself in CAP Beauty trying to find a clean replacement for my sister’s Aveda hair wax, and they hooked it up! Combine that help with some Zenbunni cocoa during the day, or Kombrewcha cocktails. Plus pick up a holiday bouquet made for CAP by Florabrook. Once you pick out something special, they’ll wrap it up for you.

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textile-arts-center-holiday-marketTextile Arts Center’s GIVE BACK HOLIDAY MARKET

December 17 – 18, @ TAC Manhattan – 26 West 8th Street, Manhattan

The Textile Arts Center is organizing a GIVE BACK HOLIDAY MARKET at TAC Manhattan. All sales proceeds from this market will go to support the following organizations: Globally: Let Girls Learn; Nationally: Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter, Lambda Legal; Locally: New York Immigration Coalition.

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If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!