Saturday Shop Finds: Two Westchester Eco-conscious Brands
On Saturdays I spend a lot of time in our Katonah NY flagship store and I am constantly reminded that there are so many amazing home decor and accessory items that we carry that some website followers may not know about, mainly sourced from Etsy, so Saturday nights I'm gonna tell you about some of them! (Photos are linked to the listings if you want more info on the items, though note that General Knot & Co is only available in store or through e-mail).
Two of the brands that we carry are based locally to us in NY, are all about reclaimed or remnant materials, and have such fantastic owners working hard in the thick of it: they are the actual crafters behind some if not all of the products. General Knot & Co (based in Bedford, NY) specialize in reclaiming vintage textiles to make ties, bow-ties, pocket squares, and women's tote bags and Freckles and Fabric (based in Northern Westchester County, NY) specializes in taking high-end remnant fabric (we are talking $200 a yard kind of fabric) that is being tossed because it is too small and not usable and making one or two of a kind pillows with it that are both well-made and eco-friendly.
Since we first began in 2011, we have always been committed to having as small as a carbon footprint as possible (which is why we love vintage and antique rugs so much because they are already in circulation). These brands are just a couple of the ones we carry with a "green" concept at the core of their business but they are definitely a couple of my all time faves!