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Zady’s Conscious Commerce Lures Shoppers at LaGuardia Airport (via Forbes)
On the heels of holiday shopping madness that leaped Thanksgiving to Giving Tuesday, one startup retailer is attempting to disrupt both mindless consumption and seamless selling in stores and online.
Meet Zady, the New York-based shopping platform for consumers who want to know how and where the items they buy are made. Peddling a variety of apparel and housewares from candles to cotton socks, weekend satchels to slippers and shiny baubles, Zady’s e-commerce presence looks as polished as some similar conscious-minded online retailers such as OfAKind and Honest By. The difference is that Zady launched just three months ago and already made the leap to brick-and-mortar by opening a pop-up shop in New York’s LaGuardia Airport. (more)
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As the duo in charge of Zady, an e-tailer highlighting high quality, sustainably made products, co-founders Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi have pretty lofty standards for the labels on their site. Those that make the final cut are designers not only dedicated to top-notch craftmanship, but who also have an eye for classic style. Because the Zady ladies’ impeccable taste hasn’t let us down yet, we’ve asked the pair to guest blog about the best brands on their radar right now. Watch this space for their weekly column, and read on for today’s pick!
We want our clothing to have a little edge, but also to be something we’re still comfortable wearing in important businesses meetings (bonus points for products that are locally made). With the discovery of Pendleton the Portland Collection, we hit jackpot! The Portland, Oregon-based label infuses patterns from the vast Pendleton archives with modern tailoring and casual-chic design. To put it simply, the Portland Collection is the iconic American heritage brand’s exciting foray into cool.
Pendleton got its start in Oregon way back in the 1800s creating brightly patterned textiles used in Native American Trading Blankets. The designers of the Portland Collection scoured the archives to find the best of and used these patterns as the basis of their designs.
Behind the scenes, the Portland Collection also has a remarkable story of a re-commitment to U.S. manufacturing. While Pendleton has moved much of its production overseas, it has brought it back stateside for this particular collection. This is a reflection of the company’s commitment to its roots and allows the designers to perfect their designs directly with the manufacturers. The result is something that all of us can appreciate—timeless chic pieces that fit in equally on the streets of Paris, as they do on the streets of Portland.
Click through the slideshow above to shop Pendleton the Portland Collection on Zady.com now.
AOL / Style List have the early scoop! We opened our first Pop Up Shop at LGA Airport - the first of it’s kind.
Visit us as you travel home for the holiday. We’d be happy to help you find that perfect, stylish, globally-mind last-minute gift.
The shopping platform Zady has announced its plan to open its first-ever holiday pop-up retail shop at NYC’s LaGuardia airport! Open seven days-a-week during the holiday season from November 5, 2013 – January 4, 2014 in LaGuardia Airport Delta Terminal D, Zady will give you an amazing shopping experience with the most unique gifts.
The online brand, which launched in August, is a first and major, step towards its goal of creating an omni-channel presence for consumers, eventually leading to a permanent brick-and-mortar location.
Five percent of every sale from the Zady Holiday Pop-up will benefit their non-profit partner,The Bootstrap Project, which works to promote and retain centuries-old crafts and customs and bring sustainable economic development to communities around the world.
"We are excited to provide our customers with an opportunity to interact in-person with the beautiful products that make up Zady and to tell the story behind these brands in a new way, says Zady Co-Founder Maxine Bédat. Co-Founding Partner Soraya Darabi adds, "the Zady holiday pop-up is another way for us to reach our customers directly, creating a community of like-minded, conscious consumers who are looking for more out of the items they purchase."
If you’re traveling this holiday season, make sure you check out this amazing store!
"My living is made traveling to amazing places, meeting amazing people and have these extraordinary experiences while creating pictures…In looking back at an assignment like this I have to say it’s the experiences that I take with me…" - Photographer Erik Almas, on shooting in Nepal with Persian-Norwegian clothing designer Leila Hafzi
The History of the New York City Garment District
After a year of tireless brainstorming and exhaustive soul-searching the Garment District has been renamed…the Garment District.
The neighborhood’s advocate association, the Fashion Center Business Improvement District, headed the mission to rebrand the area in an effort to better represent its current business makeup of varied industries from tech to real estate. Thankfully, none of the new name ideas stuck—and there were more than 100, including, Devil’s Arcade, a hangover from the area’s gritty past. As Barbara Blair Randall, President of the Fashion Center BID, remarked to the Wall Street Journal, “New Yorkers are savvy. They’re smart. You can’t pull one over on them.” (more)