I aim to practice sustainability and support other small businesses.
All items in the Made in NYC collection are hand cut and handmade by me in my studio in Brooklyn, New York.
All of my products are made using leather from:
- local wholesalers in New York City.
- a company in Pisa, Italy that sells imperfect leather remnants from luxury designer handbag companies.
- a Milly Maine that sells leather remnants from high-end American handbag companies.
- vegan leather items are made using cactus leather that is sourced from a small business in Mexico.
In addition, in an effort to minimize waste, I use leather remnants to create patchwork handbags and small products such as key fobs, eyeglasses cases, wallets, and jewelry. I also donate leather remnants to students, designers, and craftspeople in the U.S.