October 30, 2008

October Team Wrap up

October was a very busy one for The {NewNew}!
We set
up a web presence to better organize who we are and our events. Look for this to be fuller developed over the next month - integrating our upcoming events and driving to traffic to our Handmade Cavalcade. Our Team Catalog was printed and shipped [Yippee!!!] and some of us met in person to give it some hand made finishing touches as we stuffed envelopes and shipped it out.

Our monthly theme was Indie fashion with a splash of Halloween How-To at the end from Luckx4, KarensMonsters and KimmChi. Other posts included product purple features from ThirdFloor, jewelry trends from CajaJewelry, beauty rituals from NordeaSoaperie, and mensweare features from Ikyoto. And how-tos from cakehouse, MShoelace, and BlueStitchBooks.

Our Monday contests continued with earrings given away by SaltAndPaper, soap given away by DirtyLovesClean, a necklace given away by PulpSushi, and a monster given away by KarensMonsters.

Crafting for Charity:
The team was finally able to put our craftiness to good use this month while volunteering to make Sock Monkeys with FreshArtNYC and Etsy Labs. It took about five hours of dedicated crafting to produce one little monkey - with each monkey going to FreshArt to be sold to fund their special needs arts programs throughout NYC. If you are interested, every other Monday they host sock monkey making in SOHO and they also accept donations of gently used art supplies - check out their website for more info - FreshArtNYC.org.

Live and in Person:
We rocked the Antic with several members pairing up and lining Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. PHOTOS

And we continue our rotation at the Brooklyn Flea - with some group participation at the Brooklyn Indie Market in the coming month.

October 8, 2008: Our Monday Giveaway is picked up by Craft Gossip

November we go full steam ahead!

On Nov 13 we explore a new sales medium - Virtual Trunk show! Login To Etsy at 7pm EST for deep discounts and chats with participating artists in the Virtual Labs NewNew Trunk Show Room.

On Nov 16 we partner with the local emerging designer market - Brooklyn Indie Market - to have a NewNew day at this Carrol Gardens staple.

More info in the coming weeks, but be sure to mark your calendars!


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