Makr designs and produces handmade leather goods, wallets, bags, iPhone and iPad sleeves, key chains, accessories and studio furnishings. Made in the USA.
AREAWARE is a Williamsburg, Brooklyn based producer of everyday objects that are functional and unusual. Our goal is to create thoughtful products that inspire an emotional response. We like to think we have a good sense of humor and that our objects are poetic. We wish to create a forum for young and local talent and together become a strong voice for American design. We believe that appreciation for beauty is central to what it means to be alive and want to embody this principle in even the simplest things.
PACT'S PACT. Many people don't think about how their clothes are made. But, just as food doesn't come from a grocery store, clothes don't come from a department store. In fact, your clothing and food often start out in the same place: a farmer's field. PACT goes to great lengths to make sure our entire supply chain, from the growing and harvesting of the organic cotton to the final sewing and all the processes in between, are as clean and responsible as possible. We are pretty proud of how we make our stuff so you can not only feel good in your PACT clothes but feel good about where they came from too.
Woolrich has been synonymous with quality outdoor clothing for over 180 years. The company got its start in 1830 when John Rich, an immigrant from England, built his first woolen mill in Plum Run, Pennsylvania. Rich would visit the lumber camps that dotted the area and sell his woolen fabric, socks , coverlets, and yarn from a mule cart.
By 1845, he built a new mill a couple of miles up the road next to Chatham Run, which provided a steadier source of water. That building exists today as part of the group of buildings, homes, and community establishments that have become Woolrich, Pennsylvania.
Rich could certainly not have imagined that his little woolen mill (created not long after the Revolutionary War) would go on to experience the Civil War , the Great Depression, two world wars, and the end of the Cold War. It would witness the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in America, the amazing growth of American cities, and the telecommunications revolution.
Legend has it that Woolrich was the first company to use a zipper in men's trousers. The timeless Railroad Vest , introduced when the railroad was being built through Pennsylvania, is still a popular item. Another garment with roots back to the mid-1800's is the Buffalo Check Shirt that has kept many generations of outdoorsmen warm.
Technological developments, new production methods, and changing American lifestyles led to new products for all types of outdoor activities--all-wool bathing suits and wool golf knickers joined rugged coats for hunters and trappers. As America took to the roads in the early 1930's, Woolrich added automobile robes and steamer rugs for the more mobile society. Woolrich was contracted by the government to outfit Admiral Byrd's expedition to Antarctica in 1939, 1940, and 1941.
Founded in New York City, Etiquette Clothiers has grown into a global lifestyle basics brand adopted by some of the most influential retailers worldwide including By George, Barneys NY, Steven Alan, Scoop, Brooklyn Circus, Freemans Sporting Club, Shop Bop, Fred Segal, Mohawk General Store, Ron Herman, Colette, Le Bon Marche, Liberty London, Selfridges, Artifacts and Fraques. A wealth of detail highlights the careful work that turns apparent basics into pieces of exception. We start with the highest quality yarns and fabrics for extraordinary feel, while superior fit and support provide exceptional comfort.
"Assouline began with an idea and a belief: the first, a notion that beauty, perfected, has meaning that is capable of transforming our lives; and the second, that a book—artfully crafted and highly considered in its visual content—can open our eyes and minds." - See more at: http://www.assouline.com
In the year 1980, an entrepreneurial-minded eighteen-year-old opened a comic book shop in his native Cologne to sell and trade from his massive collection. Within a year he was publishing catalogs promoting his wares, and then in 1984 a breakthrough occurred: he purchased 40,000 remainder copies of a René Magritte book with text only in English, reselling them for a fraction of their original price. The success of this daring move proved that he was not alone in thinking that the art-book market needed to be democratized. Why should cultural enlightenment be reserved for the wealthy? Soon he began reprinting books under his own name for budget prices and the next year he published his first original art book, Picasso.
BEFORE DENIM, BEFORE CHINOS, THERE WERE GRAYERS
The inspiration behind the name Grayers came about when Peter Georgiou, Grayers founder, a 10-year Ralph Lauren veteran and veritable history buff, was reading about Britain in the 1950’s. At that time, young men switched from wearing three-piece suits to gray flannel trousers, commonly known as Grayers. And the casual menswear movement was born. Grayers was the must-have in every man’s wardrobe, from British society to American prep schools.
Peter saw a gap in the men’s market for a casual men’s clothing collection with impressive quality, great fit and design integrity - all at an incredible value. He was instantly inspired to go back and rewrite the classics in a new way…one style at a time. A great trench in a tightly woven fabric that you can roll up and throw in a weekend bag. A smart, slimmed down version of the classic Aran Isle fisherman’s sweater. Knitted wool jackets that are the perfect alternative to structured blazers.
Peter and Kenny Thomas, Grayers designer, were colleagues during their Ralph Lauren days - Peter on the sourcing side and Kenny on the design side - thus Grayers ability to provide such quality and a design aesthetic at incredibly reasonable prices. Kenny came to Grayers with a notable 13-years at Ralph Lauren as a VP of concept design. Later Kenny was Senior VP of Design Lucky Brand.