Join Our Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour During Climate Week NYC
Next Monday marks the beginning of Climate Week NYC. Happening Sept. 23rd-Sept 29th, Climate Week NYC is an annual summit that takes place alongside the opening of the UN General Assembly. It’s put on by The Climate Group and brings leaders from government, business, academics, and non-government organizations together to showcase global climate initiatives/actions.
We’re happy to announce our Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour is a featured event for Climate Week NYC. Led by local expert Amalya, guests eat and shop their way through eco-friendly Brooklyn while meeting creative entrepreneurs, visiting unique boutiques, and trying some natural food/drinks. Our tour guide Amalya is a working Fashion and Textile Designer who launched her sustainable womenswear line in 2017 (Amalya.com) which sells internationally in like-minded boutiques.
Now you may be thinking “what exactly is sustainable food & fashion?”. Well, sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. There are many ways fashion and food brands contribute to this concept. Here’s a look at the stops along our Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion tour and how the companies we partner help sustain our ecosystem.
Canvas by Querencia
We stop by The Canas by Querencia to kick-off the tour.
Canvas is a full-service sustainable marketplace showcasing fashion and art. Located in an open and airy 4,000 square foot warehouse in Williamsburg, Canvas showcases an array of products from various designers that meets at least one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Upstate Stock cafe/flagship features dozens of American made goods including clothes, accessories, pantry good and apothecary items. We drop by for one of their amazing specialty lattes and a chance to explore their retail experience.
This beautiful plant boutique also doubles as an artist showroom featuring ceramics, apothecary items and more. Soft Opening features perfect options for any home/office space and owner Kristin McLaughlin is usually available to help guests find the perfect plant for them.
This handmade denim shop is the perfect place to find your Fall “must-have” denim pieces or get some of your favorite denim items restored. Made entirely in Brooklyn, Loren offers one-of-a-kind pieces as well as their exclusive collect BLKSMTH.
Awoke Vintage started as a little market stall in Perth, Australia in 2006. It now has two Brooklyn brick and mortar shops that carry carefully selected vintage designs from local and international designers. What better way to help sustain the environment by shopping vintage which eliminates waste of once owned clothes?
Line & Label
Line & Label name comes from its founder Kate O’Riley vision to have a boutique that features a “Line” of her own which also carries other “Labels”. While her personal style includes a love for ‘leather & lace’, her boutique carries items for all women tastes.
Shanti Shack is a unique vegetarian cantina with a daily changing menu.
Did you know Vegetarian/vegan diets have been found to produce almost 50% less greenhouse gas emissions and use 25% less energy than diets including meat?
Though their menu consistently changes, you’ll always find fresh and bold options to feast on at the shack!
The Natural Wine Company
About quarters of the wine at The Natural Wine Company is completely “natural” but all the wines they sell come from sustainably-grown grapes produced by small independent wineries using traditional methods. We stop by for a natural wine tasting and learn more about the natural winemaking process.
This Williamsburg shop brews and sells teas from all around the world. Puerh takes its name from an aged and fermented tea from China’s Yunnan province that’s known to have major health benefits like increasing energy and cleansing toxins from the body. With the help of tea experts, we dive into different varieties of teas and learn more about tea ceremonies. We also check out GGrippio (named after the owner and co-founder Grippo), the art+ design portion of Puerh showcasing handmade clothing and jewelry.
Click HERE to purchase your tickets to this unique experience on Sept 27 noon to 3 pm. Tickets are $68 and include a meet and greet with designers, food/wine tastings (enough for lunch), and various sustainable shopping stops with exclusive Like A Local discounts along the way. You don’t want to miss this!