In celebration of Earth Month, Made in NYC is highlighting the many manufacturers and makers in our community that have committed to environmental sustainability and reducing their company’s carbon footprint.
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Designer Jenny Lai grew up playing classical music, dancing, and acting. When she received her first sewing machine at age 12, she saw that dressing was another kind of performance — silent, intuitive, and one we acted out everyday. Her interdisciplinary approach to fashion reveals an instinct for the expansive possibilities of movement and interaction.
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Gabriela Ortiz thoughtfully designs and fabricates jewelry from her Brooklyn- based studio, which she has called home for the past 20 years. She plays with a diversity of metal smithing, wax carving, and recycling techniques to create each piece by hand while also working with local manufactures in NYC on every…
Founder and CEO of Provenance Meals, Caroll Lee is an avid cook, mother of two, and board-certified health coach, specializing in functional medicine. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, her teachers included the country’s most renowned integrative health professionals, including Dr. Frank Lipman, Dr. Mark Hyman, and Dr. Sara Gottfried.
Laura Dotolo first began her career as a fashion stylist in NYC in 1995, with clients like Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and In Style. Now, as both a manufacturer and designer, Laura has her own line of handbags through her brand Clutch Bags.
Bekka Palmer is a designer, photographer, artist, and activist. Bekka originally began her handmade basket line Closed Mondays as a creative outlet from other commercial work, growing over the years to now employ multiple full-time employees. Bekka is passionate about 4-day-workweeks and finding a better balance between work and life.
A native New Yorker and first-generation American, Lourdes Liz is the founder and maker of 16J Organics. Having spent her career marketing for major entertainment and fashion brands and most recently a nonprofit cancer research organization, Lourdes launched 16J Organics, a natural skincare line that she created to nourish her family, her friends, and herself…
While home in Norway one summer, Hedvig Bourbon discovered her passion for making homemade Knekkebrød (crispbread). Inspired by her grandmother and mother, both strong women and amazing bakers, Hedvig founded Norwegian Baked in the spring of 2016 to share her love for baking and her heritage with the world. Norwegian Baked’s Knekkebrød is a modern…
Born and raised in NYC, Ayala Naphtali is both a metalsmith and jewelry maker with a studio in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She began making jewelry in her early teens and went on to study gold- and silver-smithing at FIT and SUNY New Paltz where she received her BFA in 1985.