Product introspection- Bedford-Stuyvesant
Fashion is political
Our Bedford-Stuyvesant collection was designed, created and sourced locally in Brooklyn. Each product is a moment and each moment is an opportunity to wear your heart on your sleeve; to speak up so without speaking the world can hear you.
When the clothing industry is second only to oil as the world’s largest polluter; when individuality gets lost in globalization and mass production, when today’s polarization devours social consciousness, products must move beyond integrity and towards restoration. These dress shirts were created to enable the wearer to galvanize and uplift by example.
Sustainability is our spirituality
Each product is one of kind and composed using 100% recycled fabrics from vintage stores and dead stock suppliers from around New York City. Much like the city itself, the fabrics utilized for this collection represent a spectrum of different weights, colors and textures. The character is deliberately dynamic, chosen to illicit a sense of aesthetic harmony within variation.
This is a product of plenty used to serve the community
A range of text and graphics were chosen for their ability to inspire or to reflect the local community. Each graphic in Bedford-Stuyvesant forms a kind of syncopated poetry describing New York City in all its unrelenting optimism and brutal truth. Graphics like “There is no planet B, Common good day, Look to the children, I am the door, Game over I won, and Don’t let the dream die” allow each wearer to make their own statement.
Renewal is our practice
In some of the fabrics in this collection, a bleach spray was applied using a mono-print technique. This process reveals layers of colors while producing decay like patterns and gestures common in New York, nodding to the city’s vibrancy, its demand to be present in the moment - and the passage of time.