Idun's biannual Market trip to New York City is always an inspiring one. Catching up with old friends and designers, as well as meeting new ones! Talking with our designers, hearing their process both conceptually and technically is enlightening. We come home with a renewed excitement to share these beautiful items and the people behind them.
Each maker Idun decides to carry has a truly unique perspective. They are artists who not only desire to create beautiful and interesting work but they deeply care about their craft and its effect on their community and the world. Each designer makes sure their process is both sustainable and ethical. They take care of where they source materials and who they partner with. Our friend Suzanne Rae, this past season, created sweaters from recycled cashmere and all of the proceeds from this sweater were given to a local non-profit, Women In Need (WIN). Suzanne Rae prioritizes sustainable design, as well as caring for and supporting her local community. This is only one story, but each designer has multiple stories like this one.
It is truly a privilege to meet these makers, hear their stories, see their passion alive in each design, and share them with the Twin Cities! We hope you are inspired and enlightened by these designers and their work as much as we are.
If you ever find yourself in nyc below are a few Idun favorites. Scroll down to see more images of our most recent AW18 Market trip.
El Rey Coffee + Luncheonette / Located in New York's Lower East Side. A cozy spot with a menu that is all at once playful and healthy. Go to grab a quick bite or a perfect cup of coffee.
Uncle Boons / Not your average Thai food. Always crowded and always a good time. Order the banana blossom salad with a side of sticky rice!
Guggenheim Museum / The building alone is a work of art. Exhibitions include a variety of work from contemporary ready-made objects to oil paintings by Picasso and Cezanne.
McNally Jackson Books / Perfect spot to roam and find new publications and poetic anthologies. Plus, for interesting paperclips or one-of-a-kind stationary check out their sister store Goods For The Study.