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As a shopper these days, I’m very picky. My priorities when it comes to purchasing clothing has matured as I have since I was 17 for a number of reasons. At 17, I got my first job working at one of the biggest, most popular, and frankly ethically problematic clothing companies out there. I saw the in’s and out’s of an ugly operation and looking back, I’m disgusted with myself for having participated in...
Ever wondered how you could support ethical, sustainable businesses? Welcome to a regular series highlighting products, services and organizations that are ‘doing well by doing good’. We caught up with Amazig Leathers founder Brandi Jordan about the inspiring company she created which produces beautiful leather goods in Morocco while supporting a community of artisans in a sustainable way. Tell us a little bit about your company please? We are told from a young age that we...
Around Fort Greene, Bed-Stuy, and Harlem, a handful of bodegas have started putting up signs banning cutomers wearing ski masks or hoodies from entering the store. This new development is concerning for a variety of reasons, not least that hoodies are an item that are both extremely common and extremely coded. They read as the outfits of young people, particularly young people of color. Brooklynites have generally treated the signs with a sense of...
Like Whole Foods, New York Sports Club, and the Level Hotel, we've known that J.Crew was definitely coming to Williamsburg, but details have been few and far between—until now. Today, T Magazine, shared an interview with J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons, and the bespectacled maven spilled the beans. According to Lyons, the new J.Crew will be located at 234 Wythe Avenue near N. 4th Street and its forthcoming presence has been announced with a commissioned graffiti piece from...

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