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Hand-Crafted in Brooklyn Flourishes. Introducing the Penumbra Tote and More…

Friday, November 18th, 2011

We’ve fallen so in love with everything about the Sunny Side Bag, from handpicking the materials to assembling it by hand, that we’ve become slightly addicted to making new things right here in our Brooklyn studio. This week, we’re rolling out the Spirit Clutch, which also moonlights as an iPad case, the Luster Pouch and the Penumbra Tote. The newer products maintain many of the Sunny Side’s appealing features, including the lush leather, contrast pop stitching and neon straps. The Penumbra Tote is a more subdued variation, consisting of darker, heavier leather and black straps for those who like a little more subtlety in their style. Each piece is limited edition and handcrafted here in our Brooklyn studio. If you’re looking to gift something unique, or to add a shot of color to your winter attire, grab these handcrafted products in stores or online here.

A Young Designer Pays Tribute to an Icon

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Ever wonder what it’s like to grow up around a design studio? For Aslan, age 11, being around the Brooklyn Industries factory and studio has instilled a precocious recognition of the beauty of art and design. Even at an early age, Aslan was an admirer of Steve Jobs’ products and aesthetic. This T-shirt is the young designer’s tribute to Jobs and his contributions. After some initial sketches, the design was simply scrawled on the studio door, then photographed in honor of the minimalist style championed by Jobs.

Ten percent of the proceeds from sales of this shirt will be donated to CFY, a nonprofit that uses digital learning to help low-income children in NYC do better in school.

Wear to Work for Halloween

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The last day of October is the only chance we get to escape our normal wardrobe and parade the streets dressed as a witch, a super hero or a sexy mouse. We’re big fans of this holiday, but full zombie make up (or a spandex body suit) may not be the best thing to wear to work. For those of us who want to show our holiday spirit, but don’t want to walk around the office dressed as a giant, purple, sparkle slug, there is the Creepy Owl Tee. This women’s tee is in short supply, so be sure to pick one up before Monday!

Brooklyn Industries Tip Toes Back Into Manufacturing

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

How many design meetings can you sit in dreaming about ideas and projects that you just want to make tomorrow but have to wait.  The stream of proto and waiting time is often too long.  Our creative director stood up in one of these meetings and said, why don’t we make them ourselves?  Like when we started.  One sewer, one machine, one bag at a time.  Next thing we know, there is a sewing machine amongst our designer’s computers.  One of our sewers who repair bags for us, is working with our designer cutting out patterns, and sewing bags one at a time.  Just as we dreamed.

SUNNY SIDE UP is a very very limited series of hand-made leather bags.  The colored leather is hand chosen by our designer.  The straps are picked for their neon offset.  The leather is very smooth, beautiful.  The affect is stunningly simple- A leather tote with neon stitching and details handmade in Brooklyn.

They are now available only at the Dumbo and Union Square Store.

Fluorescent Orange Say Hello to Henna

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Of late our stylist Human Resources coordinator Madoka has been wearing this truly awesome fluorescent orange nail polish from Face Stockholm.  We also put orange on our model Serena’s lips ( check her out above against a delapidated Brooklyn Navy Yard Wall).  Above Serena is wearing a pink version on her lips and the Camelia Jacket.  We highly recommend pairing the jacket, or the color, or the nail polish this with our Kingston Corduroy Pants in Henna, or the Charisma Dress in Rust.

T-SHIRT CULT: AUGUST 2011

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Here are some of Brooklyn Industries‘ favorite t-shirt picks for August.

AUTUMN JACKETS

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Today, we bring to you a first look at Brooklyn Industries’ Autumn Jacket Collection, with the women’s Draper Trench and the men’s Modus Jacket.

BEHIND THE DESIGN: THE ALTIMETER SHIRT

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Read more about our new men’s Altimeter Shirt, the contemporary update to Brooklyn Industries‘ best-selling Smith Military Shirt. Our favorite features are the button-tab sleeves and triple denim stitching.

THE ECO CONSCIOUS COLLECTION

Monday, April 4th, 2011

This April, Brooklyn Industries is excited to present the limited edition ECO CONSCIOUS Collection. The collection features women’s styles made from 65% recycled scrap cotton – fabric that would otherwise end up in a landfill. The scrap fabrics are spun together, processed through a pure water garment wash and lightly dyed to create a heathered look. ECO CONSCIOUS women’s styles includes the Gaia Eco Dress, a blue drawstring shirtdress flattering to any silhouette; the Eco Theodora Dress, a grey heather dress with a sweetheart neckline and ruching at the natural waist; the Eco Scoop Tee, a scoop neck tank with swirl detailing and a drawstring at the natural waist (available in two colors); and the Eco Flora Maxi Skirt, a long versatile cotton maxi skirt, available in heather grey and a rosey pink.

THE FJORD GOES SEXY

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

New York Comedian Laura Prangley loves our best-selling Fjord Down Coat so much she made a video about it. Fjords have always been warm, but they’ve never been sexier than in Laura’s video, “Body By Brooklyn Industries.” Click the video below to see how sexy your Fjord can be!