Handsome and rugged leather camera straps made in Brooklyn.Read More
Inside the new Lowercase factory, where a small team is running the only NYC-made eyewear brand.Read More
Pensa and Horse Cycles held their big reveal party for their entry into the Oregon Manifest bike build competition and, well, the bike looks totally badass. Pensa invited me in last week for a pre-reveal viewing and I left really impressed.Read More
Both the maker movement and vocational training are in theory based on working with one’s hands, engineering and problem solving. Though there’s a stigma, and has been for a long time, associated with vocational training.Read More
The Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. half pipe isn’t getting a lot of use these days. That’s a good thing.Read More
Brooklyn Grange is the darling urban rooftop farm organization of NYC. It’s been covered extensively in all sorts of media outlets (National Geographic, Al Jazeera, New York Times) and for good reason. It’s a really interesting project and one that went from an experimental to successful business pretty quickly.Read More
Food manufacturing is one of the strongest growing manufacturing sectors in NYC. That’s something we heard in our interview with Made In NYC. So it makes sense that Industry City’s most recent plan for revitalizing the giant manufacturing space in South Brooklyn includes a big push for food manufacturing.Read More
If there’s one brand that epitomizes new manufacturing in Brooklyn, it’s Outlier. The Williamsburg-based company started out by trying to solve a critical problem: a lack of a functional bike commuting clothes. And now Outlier has grown into a web-savvy retailer that designs their own highly-technical fabrics for super functional clothes that make people’s lives better, mainly by making bike commuting more comfortable.
Launched in 2008, Outlier has now expanded beyond making shirts and pants to shorts, outerwear, blazers and more, but they’ve stayed true to their core belief that clothes have to perform on the bike, and off. And today they launched the Shank Jacket, a new take on the classic denim jacket.Read More
Made In NYC is one of a few organizations in New York working to promote manufacturing in the City and link designers with factories that can produce their goods. It’s run out of the Pratt Center for Community Development and recently launched a new project called Spec It Green which is designed to help builders source sustainable and environmentally friendly building materials. Given the amount of development we see around the city, it’s pretty huge.
I went over to Pratt to speak with Josh Eichen, Business Outreach Coordinator for Pratt Center for Community Development and Made in NYC, about the changes in the City’s manufacturing landscape and what Made In NYC is up to.Read More