Happy Friday! We have another installment of who will be selling at Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park this summer. First up is sustainable designer Elena.
A graphic designer for over a decade, Elena of SimplyNu decided to swap the computer for power tools after a 4-year renovation of her old house. "Using processes and techniques that respect the environment, I design and make by hand green items in my home workshop, an old converted garage, in South Queens." Elena uses materials that are local, salvaged and reclaimed for her housewares, and she uses organic or natural materials for her soaps, candles, plush and pins. SimplyNu is excited to be back at Celebrate Brooklyn for the second year, with newtoys and a few of the same classics: soaps, coasters and more. To see all of the collections, check out at simplynu.etsy.com
Another sustainable business at Celebrate Brooklyn! this season is Fritz & Fräulein. A sustainable accessories company based in Brooklyn, was founded in 2012 by Stacy Hauger, naming her company after her inspiring Great Grandfather and as an homage to her German heritage. In her Fort Greene studio, she designs and creates functional, modern accessories for tech, travel, fashion and home using her 1929 industrial Singer. Fritz & Fräulein aims to pass along a bit of history while reducing its environmental impact by using sustainable and reclaimed vintage materials from the turn-of-century to the 1980s. The Fritz & Fräulein collection featured at CBK will include special editions of their clutches, card holders, blankets, totes and toiletry bags. We look forward to their first season at Celebrate Brooklyn! and also welcome you to check out their full line at fritzandfraulein.etsy.com.
Father's Day is coming up, how about a tie with the Brooklyn Bridge on it? Jes Switaj is an independent fashion and accessory designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She relocated to NY from Phoenix,AZ, where she received an Associates in Fashion Design from Phoenix College. In 2007 Jes was honored with the Designer of the Year award at the first ever Scottsdale Fashion Week. For the second year in a row you will be able to find her at Celebrate Brooklyn offering screen-printed silk neckties, silk bow ties and printed t-shirts. Her designs include lovingly hand-crafted silk clutch purses and one-of-a-kind women’s wear, available online at jesswitaj.etsy.com. Her work features bold, graphic designs and intricate patterning mixed with lush, natural fabrics such as silk and wool.
Speaking of natural, how about some Prospect Park dirt jewelry? Be sure to check out Sayo's SARUSTAR jewelry. SARU (monkey in Japanese) + STAR (my grandma Stella) = SARUSTAR, a personal amalgamation of what her business/ life/ the act of making things is to her. It is the playful and sometimes haphazard way things come together to make life beautiful. Put simply, she makes what she loves. She loves surprises and hidden meanings, and likes to keep herself amused.
Sayo's full collection can be seen at sarustar.etsy.com
This will be SARUSTAR’s second year at Celebrate Brooklyn!
There will be so many fantastic, unique and one of a kind items at the Etsy NY booth at Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park this summer. We have 3 more installments introducing you to the artists. Be sure to check back!