Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sample sale Friday 29 January 2010 at Tribeca Grand Hotel

[Updated Monday 25 January- see bottom of post; thank you Deanne of Dream Sequins!]

A group of fashion, jewelry and homewares designers, some of whose design practices are fundamentally informed by sustainability, is having a sample sale at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. The details are:

Date: Friday 29 January 2010
Time: 5-9pm

The designers:

Bliss Lau
H. Fredriksson
Kim Seybert
Mary Meyer
Meg Cohen
Study NY by Tara St. James

My thoughts on these things? By finding a treasure or three at sample sales such as this, you generally support small, local businesses; at any time a good thing but even more so at times like these. And treasures they often are; it's not unusual to find a sample that never made it to production - a one-off that nobody else has. Back in the day, this is how I sent my samples and excess stock out into the world. Not by incinerating, because that's, well, insane.

And here's the update, and what makes this even better than it already is: 20% of the proceeds of the sale go towards supporting APEX, a nonprofit that provides educational mentoring to inner city youth And, in case you can't make it to TriBeCa on Friday, Cutdrop is hosting an online pre-sale of select designers starting Wednesday January 27th and ending on Friday January 29th. My thanks to Dream Sequins for the update!


Dream Sequins said...

Thank you so much for posting this!

Timo Rissanen said...

Pleasure, thanks for the additional information!