Save the Date! April 24th is the Spring Handmade Cavalcade!

Shop Sustainably this Earth Day with the {New New} at the Spring Handmade Cavalcade.

 This spring, make eco-conscious shopping and gift-giving a part of your Earth Day tradition. Join the independent artists and makers of the {New New} at the second annual Spring Handmade Cavalcade, where local designers and makers will feature the best of their handmade collections.

Why Earth Day? Because {NewNew} member artists care about New York and its sustainability.  To reduce waste, {NewNew} member artists use little packaging, recycle and upcycle materials, and create and sell locally.  At the Spring Handmade Cavalcade, you will find a variety of these sustainable goods including housewares made from post-consumer waste, jewelry made with recycled metals, and much, much more.

The Spring Handmade Cavalcade will take place on April 24th, from 10am - 5pm at Berry Park, 4 Berry Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Be among the first 100 people to arrive and receive a free, limited-edition goody bag full of wonderful eco-inspired giveaways.

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{New New} ECO TIP #1 - When shopping, skip the plastic bag and use a tote bag instead.  You can make your own tote bag using an old t-shirt.  For this and other DIY tips on how to recycle, upcycle and reuse items to create new treasures and live more sustainably, come back for more tips and ideas!

The Spring Handmade Cavalcade is proudly sponsored by Etsy, Lion Brand Yarn, and Swap-Bot.

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A {NewNew} vendor eco-story from:
Groundsel refashions unloved textiles and plastics to infuse them with a different identity. Her products include recycled tie bags, fused plastic purses, and felted sweater bags and accessories.  This year, Groundsel is excited to introduce embellished messenger bags made out of recycled cotton.
To see more vendors, visit

The {NewNew} POPs up at 93 Nevins

The {NewNew}, will participate in this year's Atlantic Art Walk by highlighting artists that use environmentally-friendly materials in their creations at 93 Nevins Street - reclaimed from a building derelict for 20 years, this new townhouse was created with the idea to be as green as possible.

Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of open artist studios and area exhibitions, a range of public art projects, special events, with local merchants hosting a range of artwork and events. Our pop-up shop will be open on both days of the Art Walk where participants in the self-guided, curated tour will get a taste of the variety of handmade items that are created in the local community.
Find green gifts made from sustainable materials such as silkscreened apparel, fine art drawings and prints, handmade ceramics, paper goods, plush toys, jewelry and housewares from shops like Cakehouse, Wabisabi Brooklyn, and KnitKnit.

As always, we try to help you shop local within the top tier of craft.


Handmade Cavalcade - Feel like you were there!

If you weren't able to make it out to our craft fair at the Knitting Factory on Saturday, here's some video so you can feel like you were there!

Some quick video of the Uptown space:

I can see Jantar, CajaJewelry, KimmChi, Beadscarf, and BeaconBookmarks.

And some quick video of the Midtown space

I can see LookCloselyPress, Bungaloe, AlleneLaSpina, KarensMonsters, Fubabee and DirtyLovesClean, BShorr, MayLuk, Cakehouse, TheHandofFatima and LinguaNigra.


Our next event will be The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade at The Knitting Factory
December 6, 10 am to 5pm. Mark your calendars!

It will have 3 floors of Indie LOCAL artists and artisans selling their wares. With early bird coupons at the door while they last and drink specials all day, this event is so diy, the artists are running the show! Brought to you my your local etsy street team The {NewNew}.

Come by - have a drink, shop, or maybe even create something yourself at the Etsy booth.
For more information about participating artists and directions visit


Where to Find The {NewNew} on November 15 + 16

Saturday - You can find CollectiveElements at the Hillside Catholic Academy Holiday Fair at 397 Columbia Avenue in Hillside, New Jersey [MAP]

And The Original Beadscarf will make a special appearance at Brooklyn Indie Market on Saturday with her silk scarves, ties and other fabrics refashioned into unique and memorable necklaces!

SUNDAY - We are beginning the Holiday Shopping season with a bang - by inviting tri-state New Yorkers - to support their neighborhoods and regions by shopping local - get off the internet and to your local Brooklyn Indie Market! We'll have locally made goods from a slew of {NewNew} Artists including - ceramics from MayLuk, silkscreened shirts and dresses from KimmChi, Funky jewelry from PulpSushi, knitted jewelry and accessories from knitknit, upcycled napkins and placemats from cakehouse, Bookmarks frm BeaconBookmarks, silkscreened shirts, dresses, bags and more from BetterThanJam, monster plush toys from Karensmonsters, cards and stationary sets from Fubabee, hand embellsihed books from BlueStitchbooks, decoupage jewelry from WabisabiBrooklyn, sterling silver jewelry from JDavisStudio, handmade soap from NordeaSoaperie, jewelry from Yaniamor, journals and cards from CollectiveElements, and skirts from the skirt fairy herself Fofolle.

We'll have great merch made right here in the New York metro area, and each purchase enters you in a raffle for some great freebies from participating artsts.

At the Brooklyn Flea on Sunday - you can find Jantar, SaraKathleenWarner and Ariana.