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  Ever wondered how you could support ethical, sustainable businesses and nonprofits? Welcome to a new regular series highlighting products, services, and organizations that are doing well by doing good. SW Basics is a Brooklyn-based, 100% natural skincare line, and also a registered BCorps. All of their products are formulated with five organic, fair trade, or family farm ingredients or less. We spoke to Adina Grigore, the Founder of SW Basics, who lives in Greenpoint, about the work that...
There was a time, not so long ago, when treating oneself with a blowout, sniffing around for the perfect perfume or stocking up on high-quality skincare products meant a trip over the East River, where the history of high-rise salons and big box beauty stores was an expensive and time-consuming, albeit dependable source for a weekend indulgence. But no longer. The wealth of locally made product lines and indie salons that have sprouted in Brooklyn...
While the editors at our sister site The L Magazine announced today their 50 favorite items made and/or for sale in Brooklyn, we decided to ask some of Brooklyn's prominent business owners about how they would spend a hypothetical $100 in Brooklyn. Here's what they told us: fancy foods, bicycle supplies, rugs, and much more! Sergio Hernandez Owner/Manager, BKLYN Larder (Cheese and Provisions Shop, Park Slope) Spending $100.00 on food is easy, especially in NYC. My fiancé and...

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