After reading the always intelligent Cathy Horyn's assessment of one brand's (JF&Son) journey to creating a brand that has legs, but is also not a slave to China's high-volume production demands, we got to thinking about localized retailers. In today's world it's difficult to buy something that hasn't somehow been passed through a foreign manufacturer, which is kind of a bummer. So it was quite a joy when we came across this: One of a Kind, a trade show featuring on artisans who hand-make their wares. Considering the holidays are here, it seems like a perfect time to check it out and find a one-of-a-kind gift for that person who is always so hard to shop for. You're bound to find it here.
One of a Kind is taking place in New York November 11-14th and 18-21st at 7W New York, 7 West 34th Street at 5th Avenue (across from the Empire State Building).