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Founded by Hamidou Diallo, of Guinean origin, and Tuulia Makinen Diallo, of Finnish origin, Tensira is a unique marriage of traditional African weaving and modern Scandinavian design.  Their sustainable homewares are made entirely by hand using age-old Guinean weaving and dying techniques.  The company employs more than 100 artisans in their workshops in the Republic of Guinea in a safe and fair working environment. “Excluded from globalization, African crafts risk to disappear....

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Chimento creates timeless, classic jewelry that represents Italian gold at its best. The company’s story begins in 1964, in the renowned jewelry district of Vicenza, where founder Adriano Chimento became an ambassador for Italian goldsmith mastery around the world. The Chimento family has taken up this legacy, reinterpreting historical pieces and introducing new contemporary designs. A perfect mix between tradition and cutting edge design, Chimento combines classic 18k gold Italian...

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The Wooden Palate

The Wooden Palate was founded by Ryan Silverman (woodworker to the stars) and his wife Eileen O'Dea (chef and yogi turned woodworker). Eileen and Ryan design every board to last forever. Each board is tested for integrity by Ryan in the woodshop and further vetted by Eileen in the kitchen before sent to production. The Wooden Palate was born of the belief that every kitchen and home needs more bespoke...

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Saved NY

Sean McNanney is a Brooklyn based artist, designer and the founder of SAVED NY. He realized his dream of creating a line of luxury blankets with the introduction of his first collection in 2015 after working for Ralph Lauren Home. Since that time, SAVED has grown exponentially, expanding from cashmere soft goods for the home to a fashion line including multiple collaborations with artists and designers around the globe. Along...

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In 2002, Jean Polsky and her husband Chike Chukwulozie opened Estella, an eclectic, designer baby clothes and high-end children’s clothing boutique in New York’s Greenwich Village. The concept behind Estella was to bring the amazing, artisan-inspired kids’ clothing they saw scattered across Europe to New York. In 2002, luxury children’s fashion in NYC was synonymous with big box retail, big price tags, and somber, conservative frocks.  They see things differently....

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Hangai Textiles

Started by Betina and Bill Infantai, Hangai Mountain Textiles is a family-owned and run business based in Basalt, Colorado with a presence in Mongolia, where they source their fibers, and where they lived and worked for more than a decade.  Their unique collection of yak down, baby camel and cashmere blankets and throws are knit and woven in Mongolia from hand-combed natural fibers, ensuring that the value-added production remains in-country...

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