A sustainably notioned women’s ready-to-wear label from Brooklyn, Suzanne Rae is both inspired by and made for the progressive, modern gentlewoman. As feminine as they are feminist, its pieces are as minimalist in aesthetic as they are relevant in functionality.
NOMADIC THREAD SOCIETY
Driven by “chronic wanderlust,” Nomadic Thread Society transforms indigenous textiles from artisans and small producers around the world—India, Tunisia, Kenya, Guatemala, and Panama are just some of its ports of call—into clothing, accessories, and accents for the beach and home.
Founded by Juliane Camposano, Rosel offers sustainable, fair-trade designs with an all-American edge and a ’60s-sportswear-inspired vibe.
A pima-cotton collection designed in New York and crafted in Peru, Pima Cotton employs a zero-waste philosophy that sees its leftover cuttings revived as sumptuous, one-of-a-kind knits.
A knitwear collection that marries innovative forms and textures with functionality, Kordal is grounded by its twin philosophies of quality and American manufacturing. All its pieces are designed and produced in New York City with an eye toward inspiring creativity and wearability.
SPECIALTY DRY GOODS
Specialty Dry Goods puts the kibosh on landfill-bound waste out of the landfill by turning castoff textiles into quality accessories. Edie Kahula Pereira draws from a range of materials such as remnant cotton canvas, surplus denim, vegetable-tanned hide, and American-grown organic wool fill to create purses, clutches, and pouches that will stand the test of time.
BLAIR LAUREN BROWN
Blair Lauren Brown describes her artisanal Americana-inspired jewelry as a “labor of love.” Handcrafted in Brooklyn by Brown herself, who is descended from a family of jewelers, each bauble isn’t just a means of adornment, but a story to be told.
Exuding a “raw, rebellious” spirit, K/ller Collection constructs its rings, bracelets, and necklaces from oxidized, rough-hewn metals delicately cast over skeletal organic materials. The American-made label cites choppers, rusted tools, alchemy, and androgyny among its influences, but maintains a straight edge with its responsibly sourced, fair-trade materials.
Jason Ross heads Artemas Quibble, a line of hand-crafted leather belts, jewelry, and bags characterized by their distinctly rough and worn quality. Every item bridges the divide between modern and historic, becoming even more covetable with the addition of silver, brass, and various antique and reclaimed embellishments.
Based in New York City, Mathematics NYC combines aerospace and architectural technologies with traditional jewelry-making processes to create its signature “Hidden Message” necklaces, which are designed to reveal a secret word or phrase that has significance to its wearer.