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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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October’s trends harness the strength of sustainability.


Knit to be Tied


Cozy style, just in time for fall

 


Anya Cole, the founder of Hania by Anya Cole, knows that a key component in creating a sustainable product is being able to pinpoint how a piece makes its way through the production process. Her line of hand-knit clothes is created by New York artisans. “We’re happy we’re helping women use their skills to make a true luxury product,” she says. The yarn is sourced from Italy and Scotland, and the company has started a partnership with a family farm in Kyrgyzstan, which yields a yarn that is then organically dyed in Maine. haniabyanyacole.com


City Farm—Wine Not?


A tree can grow in your Brooklyn apartment.

 


Living in New York doesn’t mean you can’t cook with the freshest ingredients. Billed as “the world’s smallest garden,” Urban Leaf provides green-starved New Yorkers with an opportunity to put those empty Wölffer Summer in a Bottle containers to good use. Founded by Robert Elliott and Nate Littlewood, Urban Leaf is a hydroponic unit that lets people grow fresh herbs inside wine bottles. The standing water will continuously nourish the plants, meaning that you don’t need a green thumb to be successful. Thumbs up to that. geturbanleaf.com


L’Appart of Something Bigger


L’Appart translates to “the apartment.”

 


Located inside Brookfield Place’s Le District, L’Appart is the first Michelin-starred restaurant in the financial district. “I’m inspired by ingredients, relationships and by talking with people,” says Chef Nicolas “Nico” Abello, who helms the kitchen. Abello focuses on sustainability, sourcing from relationships he has with local purveyors and places like the Union Square Greenmarket. “It’s the best way for us to see what’s in season around New York,” says Abello. He changes the menu every month, and will never repeat the same dish. As the name suggests, Abello strives to make people feel like they are coming into his home to try his food. “We want people to feel relaxed,” he says. lappartnyc.com


Au Naturel


What’s new in skincare

 


Pili Ani Skincare is the first brand to bring the healing powers of the Philippines’ pili tree to market, combining the tree’s natural pili oil and elemi oil to create a line of facial moisturizers, creams, oils and serums. “I read the book Unforgiven by Charles Walters, and its message of ‘everything starts from the soil’ really inspired me to think about life, work and the future in a different way,” says Rosalina Tan, Pili Ani founder. “We hope that by introducing the world to the first ever pili-based natural beauty product, it would showcase the richness and beauty of the Philippines.” Pili oil is naturally lich in linoleic and oleic acids and in antioxidants; elemi oil offers firming and antibacterial properties. piliani.com


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