BY Gina Furfaro
on Apr 29, 2014
Julie Mollo is a Brooklyn-based fashion designer with the cutest retro clothes in town. She started sewing custom clothes and costumes for Katy Perry while still a college student, and has since expanded her business into street-ready skirt sets that even non-rockstars can totally rock.
Read on for the story behind Julie's kooky-yet-cute creations. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on May 22, 2013
Two ex-Nike entrepreneurs have gone off the beaten path to create this rad clothing line that caters to tomboys everywhere. If you've found yourself in the men's section of every store when shopping, Wildfang is the online store for you. Emma McIlroy and Julia Parsley are the designers behind the Portland-based startup, who aim to "liberate menswear, one bowtie at a time." Their pieces cater to their personal style needs, including ties, suspenders, creepers, button-ups, chinos, and lots of denim. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Mar 26, 2013
Joan Ahimbisibwe and Teddy Namuyiga share separate but similarly inspiring stories. Both women rose from extreme poverty in Uganda and became prosperous beadmakers and entrepreneurs. Teddy's husband left her after she birthed a deaf baby, forcing her to work tirelessly for an insignificant amount of money. Joan also worked at an unsustainable wage, and things only got worse when her husband passed away from the AIDs virus. She learned that this devastating loss meant that she would be "inherited" by her husband's brother, so she fled to Uganda's capital, Kampala. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 05, 2013
Calling all crafters, artisans, and fine foodists: we're heading to Brooklyn's bee-you-tiful DUMBO waterfront on Saturday, May 4th for our 7th annual Spring Craftacular and Food Fair.It's gonna be a fun-filled day of shopping, food trucks and carts galore, DIY workshops, spectacular raffle prizes, DJs, games, and much, much more. Plus, the first 300 shoppers get a swag bag chock-full of crafty goodies--and it's free to attend.
We just kicked off the vendor application period for the Spring Craftacular, and we want you--yes, you!--to apply. Read More