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Brooklyn Industries Tip Toes Back Into Manufacturing
In a recent bag design meeting, Brooklyn Industries’ creative director, Vahap Avsar, threw up his hands and said “we need to invent, we need to create more rapidly.”
Two days later, a sewing machine and one of Brooklyn Industries 2 full time sewers was installed in our design studio. The designer and merchant hand-picked leather from mid-town and lugged it back to the studio. One week later, 15 limited, and hand-made leather bags are in 2 Brooklyn Industries stores (Dumbo and Union Square Store).
SUNNY SIDE UP is the name of the current Brooklyn made bag line. Colored and handpicked leather is married to neon leather straps used for medical devices. They are simple, and elegant, and of course one of a kind. They are $128.00.
Avsar plans to start designing and making recycled bags and continue his experiments in mixed media.
ABOUT BROOKLYN INDUSTRIES
Brooklyn Industries is a cutting edge design company that sells its innovative clothes exclusively through its 14 retail stores and online website. Founded by visionary artist Lexy Funk in 1998, Brooklyn Industries’ stores engage the local community in art, clothing, design and style.
Brooklyn Industries’ CEO Lexy Funk received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the retail, distribution and manufacturing category in Metro New York. In 2009, Brooklyn Industries was honored as a “Green Power Pioneer” by ConEdison Solutions and Community Energy, Inc. in recognition of its commitment to using Wind Power in its stores and office headquarters. In 2006, Brooklyn Industries was recognized as a top entrepreneur with Crain’s New York Business’ coated “Small Business Award.” The company also ranked in Inc. Magazine’s 500 list, which highlights the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Brooklyn Industries continues to grow every year as an innovative and creative vertical retailer, staying true to its Brooklyn roots.