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Real NYC Designer Market – Made in the USA

Real NYC Market will fly the flags! FLAGS on the way – #HANDMADE #MADEINUSA 

Ordered flags will soon be here ! We are very proud! Made in them USA! Our Flags ordered are #proudly Made in the USA as well! #lovewhatyoudo — at Real NYC Market. 

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Eight Thousand Miles… from Mumbai to New York City…. WELCOME!

Real NYC Designer Market is so pleased and excited to welcome Eight Thousand Miles… from Mumbai to New York City…  we welcome you and are looking forward to having you!

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ABOUT:  Eight thousand miles is a young brand that believes in a bohemian-chic design aesthetic. Our first venture is into children’s clothes and bedding.

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Description
Eight thousand miles is the diameter of the earth. It is also the distance that separates our two home-cities: Mumbai and New York. ‘Eight thousand miles…’ the brand, is an ode to the idea of multiple homes; a sense of simultaneous belonging to more than one part of the world! At the very core of our young brand lies the belief, that all of us are born as free-spirited, non-conformist wanderers. Take one look at our children and there’s no doubt there!
It is to celebrate this sense of self-expression, that our eight thousand mile long journey begins in Mumbai to transcend all the way, up to New York City. We see ourselves as a platform to promote a cross-cultural-design exchange, teamed with a social enterprise opportunity roped in at the sourcing and production stage. 

 

After our first glance at Eight Thousand Miles we had no doubt they were REAL MAKERS!  We are inspired!  We are excited!  We love all the hard work and images on their social media sites!  Facebook    Twitter   We continued to view their images and read about their work and terrific branding  !  Smart.Innovative.Creative.Fabulous.Real.  That is what we say!  “Wear.Love.Wash.Repeat”

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Design: Simply put, our design aesthetic is boho-chic – it embodies the vivacity of the bohemian spirit while marrying it to the minimalism of the uber-modern. The fabric being the focus our sihouettes are simple, our styles playful and comfort is our top priority. Our raison d’être is self-expression.

Our maiden collection – a children’s clothing line – combines our obsession with sourcing the best cottons in a myriad array of prints and colours – with designing a fun, hip and comfortable line of clothing/ bedding for little free-spirited wanderers. 

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Process: Our fabric means the world to us! We personally pre-wash and pre-shrink all our cotton fabric, before the design patterns are handmade by one of seven women beneficiaries of a Mumbai-based NGO – Aadhar Skill Development Trust (ASDT). ASDT enables the economic independence and self-reliance of lesser privileged women in society by training them in the fields of tailoring, montessori education, beauty services and manufacturing food-products. You can read more about Aadhar and it’s cause here – http://aadharskilldevelopment.org/ 

Our limited edition ‘layered gypsy skirt’ is handmade by Rehnuma, who lives with her husband and four year old daughter in Agra, India. She tailors these by stitching together leftover scraps of 100% cotton fabrics, sourced from textile mills in Delhi, India. We stumbled upon her work at an arts and crafts fair in Mumbai and are thrilled that she has agreed to come work with us, on this limited edition girls’ skirts line. 

Every piece of clothing and bedding designed or sourced at eight thousand miles thus helps put yet another woman from an under-privileged household in India, to work.

Our social and environmental outlook ensures that we up-cycle whenever possible; for instance all our blankets are made of recycled vintage cotton saris that are stitched between two outer newer layers of fabric. Our limited collection of girl’s gypsy skirts are made with leftover scraps of quality cotton fabric, procured from textile mills. We believe in the adaptive re-use of long-lasting fabrics, often re-defining and giving them a whole new life in the process. 

Size: 

Our children’s clothing is available in the following sizes (as per age group) – 
zero to one
one to two
two to three
three to four
four to six 
six to eight

Reversible Receiving Blankets 
Two-sided Baby Quilts

Most of our clothing is loosely fit for the maximum comfort of our little busybodies and is in 100% cotton. We recommend that they be hand-washed separately, line dried and worn often. 

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We look forward to your arrival!  We in inspired !  A shout out to Henry Rollins and yourself – thank you!  We don’t think you need to be young to do this. We just think you need to do this! 
Because we are all born free-spirited wanderers, aren’t we?

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 See you soon!  Can’t wait!  

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Real NYC Designer Market Memorial Day Weekend – Thank You

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Thank you to all of our service people who have done time for our country.  Thank you to the mom’s and dad’s who have supported their families and to all of the husbands and wives who have given up their time to do service.  We thank everyone and everybody today – we thank you all for your service, time and honor.

We are very happy were open on Saturday – thank you for those who made it possible, to the customers and to all the arts!  Mulberry Street is closed to traffic on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays now until Labor Day!  The Mulberry Street Mall has begun!  #celebrationofsummer #realnycmarket #realmakers

Great End of April, 2014 – Beautiful courtyard – Real NYC Designer Market

Thank you for all who came out to Real NYC Designer Market this past weekend at 109 Mulberry Street !  We had a great weekend, filled with lots of talent, art, design & more.  Great mix of artists and designers – thank you for shopping and setting up with us.

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Set up at 109 Mulberry Street in Most Precious Blood Church between Hester & Canal –  YellowGarb came to see us – stopped by Qetia – we love them both! – Citybitz is awesome – love love love all the originally photography, creative vision, hand crafted jewelry, flasks, mirrors, pillboxes, frames & more!  Joan is so talented! – Box 185 by Sara Keiser was showcasing more extra long leather feather earrings with Swarvoski elements. – Knowlita showing prints, tshirts and sweatshirts.  Nuna Knits with all the hand spun yarn, organic dyed goods, hats, goat soap, felt, dog toys, dog beds, vintage needles & socks!  Great finds, awesome real maker. – Franco the dog is always a hit.  Gigie with Authentic Designs is always busy, busy busy!  Private Opening with all of their stunning, fashion forward jewelry – so beautiful and interesting – bold – innovative.  Max with all the stone wire wrapped jewelry, gorgeous. – Mercato has the most beautiful hand made vintage kimono headscarves, amazing prints, colors & styles.  Spring Huemme and Caleb Lee Brundidge – all hand dyed, one of a kind tshirts, tanks, kids clothes, flags and the famous REMIX JEANS ! Genius Linda Falco behind Lyndee Designs Jewelry…. lovely, feminine, knowledgeable.  What a great great weekend – thank you for all who joined us.  Thank you Most Precious Blood Church for welcoming us!

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Joan Huggard of CityBitz… an artist, studio, rooftop and Explore

Joan Huggard of CityBitz Art Studio is located in Dumbo, Brooklyn.  Joan is an established artist with many years experience in many areas including; furniture restoration, photography, resin and is actively a stained glass artist.  She is an all around mixed media artist!  I was lucky enough to be invited to her studio to see her work, talk with her and then we explored the area one on one -What at treat!  Getting there was easy and up I went to Joan’s Art Studio.

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When I arrived Joan had been cutting earrings out of stained glass – using her custom fit glass cutter by Tonny G. from Manhattan Stained Glass.

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Cutting Glass in Action!

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Exploring the Studio….
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Joan has also had a few custom art pieces in her studio – April 2014 431

Filled with Stained Glass…
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Joan also showed me some of her Custom Flasks – creating your own custom flask for your friends, family or co-workers?!  This is an awesome idea!  Here is Project Custom / Prohibition – which took many hours of work and created many design challenges which Joan plans to do many more.  Custom Work is also Available – Tweet Joan for more information @citybitz

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After the Studio Tour, we went to her awesome rooftop…April 2014 398 April 2014 400

taking photos is what we like to do….
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What a great late afternoon to evening with Joan Huggard of Citybitz!  Joan will be our guest at Real NYC Designer Market soon!

Hip flask, NYC Photography Flask, Brooklyn Bridge

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