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The Little Red Planet: A Sustainable Children’s Brand

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Sustainable. Ethical. Adorable. This is how The Little Red Planet store is described in 3 simple but powerful words. This mindfully curated and sustainable children’s brand in Williamsburg is a must-go!

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I’m not a mom (yet), but I always have a pretty hard time buying stylish, good quality clothes to my friend’s kids, that don’t cost a fortune!!! A sustainable children’s brand would be a dream come true too, right?

Those chain brands are great with prices, but after 1, 2 washes, it practically dissolves inside the washing machine, hahaha! Plus, you’ll probably see other kids wearing the same thing as your baby…that that’s just a “blah”!

That said, the other day I was walking around Williamsburg, in Brooklyn and bumped into a super cute store called The Little Red Planet. And I have to say, I fell in love with it!

Everything there was amazing, carefully though about, unique, fun, stylish and still, ethically curated! Since it’s an independently owned brand, like we love, they don’t have huge amounts of each piece.

Here is how Mindi Smith, the Founder, explains her brand:

“The Little Red Planet offers exceptional design, style and quality from over 30 global children’s designers. We want to introduce to you a new concept in ethical children’s fashion for the mindfully stylish.

Our goal is to hand-select designers who slow manufacture their apparel, give back to charity, and/or use organic and sustainable materials whenever possible.

I work creatively with our designers to bring awareness to and support global children’s causes. Let’s teach our children together that less is more, quality counts, and we can make a positive change in the world we live in.”

How amazing is this, right?

I really enjoyed everything they do and stand for! And now, I can finally buy kids gifts that I just really l-o-v-e and would buy for my own (future) kids!

Now, since you’re in Williamsburg, you might just want to head a few blocks North to the Artists & Flees Market. You’ll find some pretty cool stuff there too!

And lastly, you’ve never been to NYC because you have small kids, or you’re considering moving here, but you’re skeptic? Take a look at the many reasons why NYC is great for kids!

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Location: 103 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

https://thelittleredplanet.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of brand
*Last Update on March/2020.*

A Fashion Revolution Week Event In Brooklyn

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If you’re into Fashion and/or Sustainability, you cannot miss this event! Get The People and Balanced Fashion Present: A Fashion Revolution Week event.

Fashion Revolution Week Behind the Scenes NYC Media Sponsor

Get The People and Balanced Fashion Present: A Fashion Revolution Week event.

An immersive evening of networking, conscious fashion pop-ups, compelling conversation, all-star panelists, cocktails and did we say afterparty?!

The Fashion Revolution week happens from April 23rd through the 26th, and this event will happen on the last day: April 26th, starting at 6:30pm!

They’ll be talking about “Sustainable Fashion: How brand storytelling can help reshape the future of sustainable fashion“.

For tickets: click here!


What exactly to expect from these conversations?

We’ll explore how the power of brand storytelling and how it can empower sustainable brands to connect with a broader audience of conscious mainstream consumers.

We’ll dive into rich discussion with an all-star panel of industry experts and founders of top sustainable brands to discover how they approach building a tribe of loyal consumers, the challenges they face, and take a look at the road ahead for sustainable fashion.”

A wide range of topics will be discussed by some of the top industry professionals:

  • Why your ethical story isn’t necessarily your brand story.
  • Why it’s important to have a strong storytelling and design for any brand.
  • Can brand position routed in lifestyle and culture win new mainstream consumers over at the higher sustainable / ethical price point.
  • Why aren’t more people putting their money where their heart is.
  • What are the ways (if any) your brand “gives back” on a social level and how is it intervened into the brand’s story?
  • How in-store activations and showrooms can build community and tribe.
  • What positive and negative impact do influencers and celebrities have on the issue of consumption.

Fashion Revolution Week Freehold Brooklyn Panel Discussion

Who you’ll listen to and learn from?

Dana Davis: Director of Sustainability at Mara Hoffman

Dana Davis graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 2003, and immediately co-founded a design label and retail store in Brooklyn. After several years, her passion in production and design led to her to work across the apparel industries at various companies such as Urban Outfitters, Macy’s and Carlisle Group.

In 2010, she was recruited by Mara Hoffman to lead and grow the company’s Production Department and in 2012, became the Director of Production & Design and was integral in the company’s transformation into the recognizable and widely distributed brand that it is today.

In 2015, Founder and President Mara Hoffman appointed Davis to spearhead the company’s transition towards sustainability.


Shivam Punjya: Founder of Behno

From The Source: Designed In Brooklyn, Made Sustainably In Indonesia

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From the moment we walked into a store called From the Source, we knew it would become part of our to go list for sustainable furnishing!

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“Designed Responsibly in Brooklyn, Made Sustainably in Indonesia.”

When our Founder, Fê Paronetto, had just moved to NYC and was in the craziness of furnishing her new home, she stumbled upon this store! It was love at first sight, lol.

The store was founded by the so called serial entrepreneur, Robert Fireman (1936 – 2015), in the 1980’s.

Bob fell in love with the beautiful handcrafted work done by the people in Indonesia. Immediately, he felt an urge to engage with their community.

As a result, they carry everything from bar & counter stools, benches, dining chairs, to tables, desks, nightstands, bookcases, dressers, beds, accessories and a huge list of other items!

His team explains:

“Bob fell in love with not only the people, but the beautiful and unique hardwoods of Indonesia.

His ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and hardworking personality led to his largest and most recent passion of what is known today as ‘From The Source’.

Today, From the Source employs approximately 80 individuals in the Central Java. We provide job training, medical care, meals, and other benefits to ensure their welfare and the well-being of their families.”

And yet, their Mission to creating a more sustainable environment:

“Our mission is to bring our customers closer to the environment through uniquely designed furniture that open your space to the world.

The journey begins at the source of our raw materials where we exchange ideas with local communities. We incorporate craft techniques into production methods.

Working together, we find responsible ways to provide high-quality furnishings to the US market.”

Fantastic, right?

So, go explore the store and let us know what you thought about it!

Hours: Please see their website for hours regarding their locations.

Locations:
Chelsea Showroom – 132 West 18th Street
Hudson Yards Showroom – 551 West 28th Street

www.ftsny.com


Photo Credits: Courtesy of From the Source
*Last Update on March/2020.*

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