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Friday, March 28, 2014

WILBy: Artisan Designers at Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel

What I Live By....That is the philosophy behind the Wythe Hotel's two month series highlighting designers, makers and artisans for philosophical consumption.  There is a pop-up shop and "ethical sweatshop" featuring workshops and demonstrations from fashion, performance, business and global issues.

Tomorrow will highlight bespoke shoe designer Ritika Wahal at the hotel showing how she painstakingly crafts each pair of shoes with materials she sources for their purity and safety.  Designers from labels like A Detacher, Pamela Love and Louise Goods are represented on the Wythe hotel or Pop-up shop.

Besides appreciating the design and craft aspect of this program, the WILBy series is calling attention to issues like human trafficking, ethical production and fair business practices on a global level.

WILBy at the Wythe Hotel will continue through April 7, 2014.
Wythe Hotel. 80 Wythe Ave. Brooklyn, NY 

photo from ritikawahal.com

1 comment:

Nadya said...

This is such a golden peach! It's very comforting to know that there are people who wish to make this world a better place. I've worked with prosthetic artisans before and they always seem to be on a budget and only make one specific design for prosthetic limbs. It's amazing to see how people can be creative and stylish even with physical limitations. Bravah for Vawk

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