Last Saturday, Kristen and I walked downtown to check out a relatively new pop-up market. Originally, SOLstreet was just an online platform to purchase all kinds of locally made products (check out their market page!). But now they have started to host a monthly pop-up shop here in NYC as well so that you can go check it out in person! This was their second event and I’m looking forward to the next one already.
While you shopped sustainable fashion and check out handmade products from local NYC vendors, the location (Pourt Cafe) also offered $5 wine & beer. Awesome.
We actually spent a lot of time talking with Derya, the founder of Anatoli, learning about these beautiful handmade Turkish towels. She and her partner, Fotis, work with families in the villages of Anatolia who have been weaving for generations.
Kristen bought this gorgeous kaftan ^^ and I bought this Turkish towel (which I’m currently using as a wrap/scarf while I write this post!!). The towel is really versatile and can be used as: a towel (duh), a scarf, a shawl, or a blanket. The towel (and all other products) is hand-woven by local artisans in Turkey using 100% cotton threads in the authentic traditional technique, so the material dries super quickly and is perfect for everyday use.
I’ll definitely be back for their pop-up in June! I’m always looking for things to do around NYC, so I’ll post more information for anyone who wants to go too!