Gift Guide: 5 Gifts that Could Change the Fashion Industry

This holiday season support emerging artists—not sweat shops.

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Shangri-La Bra in Silver Lining Gray
$52 from Valentine NYC

Meet the Makers:
Whitney Brown and Paloma Jonas, the former models turned lace enthusiasts behind Valentine NYC, met at a photo shoot and realized the gap in the industry their cool, but comfortable lingerie could fill. To read their story: click.

 

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Edie Card Pouch
$40 from Zady.com

Meet the maker:
Falconwright began in the same way all the greats do, over beers. To read more about this  designer-illustrator and sewer-maker duo from Toronto: click.

Screen shot 2014-12-03 at 11.21.33 AMBelonging to the Underworld Ring
$160 from bloodmilkjewels.com

 Meet the maker:
JL, the designer behind Blood Milk Jewels, taught herself  to make jewelry in the space between her dad’s passing and no job prospects. She made her own. This piece is modeled after the engagement ring of the Goddess of the Underworld, Persephone, wife of Hades. For more gems with tales as haunting as their demeanor: click.

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Bone Cuff
$110 from JewelMint.com (free shipping and returns)

Meet the Maker:
Erica Clum is the creator behind Earthling (for JewelMint Collective and the Etsy shop). Her pieces have an unearthed feel, and they are inspired by the pieces that once made up something living, that remain on forest floors. Learn more: click.

 

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Limited Edition: Astral Vision Psychedelic Pill Coat
$190 from Miracle Eye

Meet the Maker:
Started by a 15 year-old “loner child,” Miracle Eye was born among locker doors and the smell of sharpened pencils. Each trippy garment begins with fabric from local shops and is handmade by Larissa (that once 15 year-old loner child) and her team in their studio. To read more about this amazing business feat: click.

 

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