[GET TO KNOW] FOUR BROOKLYN SMALL BUSINESSES DOING BIG THINGS
SPREAD LOVE THE BROOKLYN WAY
It’s no secret Brooklyn is home to a growing cast of small businesses, designers, and makers. But for those unfamiliar with the L train, the thought of venturing across the bridge in search of the next big thing can feel like a super daunting task. So this holiday season, we’ve located a handful of Brooklyn’s emerging entrepreneurs in their native habitat and brought them home for the holiday.
Based in Brooklyn, Brave Collection’s aim blend’s a mission statement into each of its handmade jewels. Made by artisans in Cambodia, its signature bracelet features a charm says “Brave” (Klaa-han) in Khmer—a powerful symbol of empowerment.
Brooklyn creative Tina Roth Eisenberg’s version of the temporary tattoo gives everyone a reason to wear their love of good design on their sleeve. The collection features everything from mustaches to charm bracelets, each designed in collaboration with a professional artist who gets a cut of the sale.
With Brooklyn Slate’s rustic slate cheeseboards, it’s all about the balance of old and new. Founders Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka turn slate pieces from Kristy’s family quarry into modern decorative objects, from hand thrown ceramics to laser etched cheeseboards.
Textile designer Stephanie Housely’s love for whimsical woodland creatures comes across in her range of embroidered decor objects. From pillows and cards to delightful holiday ornaments, the process-driven pieces are meticulously crafted from original drawings – making each feel entirely unique.