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Independent Designers

The 10 Best New Brooklyn Shops of 2014

Sarah Stodola | Posted 03.01.2015 | New York
Sarah Stodola

A stroll through any number of Brooklyn neighborhoods quickly confirms that the borough remains the most dynamic location in the country for independent shops, and a hotbed for the designers and makers whose wares make up their inventory.

How Etsy Changed the Rules & What It Means for Indie Designers

Shannon Whitehead | Posted 11.16.2014 | Small Business
Shannon Whitehead

My eyes scanned over page after page of items I would have expected to find in the kiosks of Daytona Beach, not on a website for handmade goods. I sat at my computer with my jaw on the keyboard, wondering what had just happened.

The Story Behind Brooklyn Kids Clothing Line Zaikamoya

Sarah Stodola | Posted 08.24.2014 | New York
Sarah Stodola

Kasia Pysiak's new line of children's apparel is everything kids clothes usually aren't: subtle, durable, and minimalist. It's a counterintuitive, no-frills approach to letting kids shine that we find so refreshing.

Blurred Lines: Fashion X Design = Art

Rai Mensah | Posted 12.22.2013 | Style
Rai Mensah

Fashion is art. Fashion is an outward expression of those fantastical ideas conjured up inside of each of us. Often we stifle the expression of our imagination because of societal norms. What's expected? What's accepted? What will resonate?

The Agony and Ecstasy of a Small Business

Wendy Brandes | Posted 03.25.2012 | Small Business
Wendy Brandes

So why don't I move my production overseas, especially when a ring that cost $40 to produce in New York City cost $4 in Asia?

Jason Linkins

Urban Outfitters Continues Their Grand Tradition Of Ripping Off Other People's Work | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.26.2011 | Style

In this recession many people are turning to their crafting abilities to monetize their hobbies in order to make ends meet. This is good news. The bad news is that retailers like Urban Outfitters are straight up stealing the fruits of their labor.