previously at bryck&mortar…
In July, bryck&mortar will be hosting four innovative brands devoted to self-expression and self-care (including a returning favorite!)
BONE specializes in high-quality, handcrafted jewelry and one of a kind hats for both men and women. Each piece reflects the accessible yet elevated style of its creator Dawn Dafgek. Dawn infuses her personality into the line-a mix of East Coast edge with a touch of West Coast bohemian. She knows better than anyone the modern woman is complex and can't be easily defined. This is where BONE really stands out, in the simplicity and versatility of the pieces, allowing you to play with different looks.
Wayfarer offers a carefully curated selection of vintage rugs and natural handwoven textiles, specializing in vintage Turkish hemp that offers gorgeous texture but is still soft to the touch. Wayfarer also designs pillows, floor cushions, and custom made rugs made from hemp remnants. Each is one of a kind as no two handwoven kilims are ever exactly alike. Wayfarer textiles are designed in Los Angeles, and ethically made and dyed in Turkey using old village methods passed down generation after generation.
TAYLOR + tess skincare products are vegan, toxic-free, and manufactured in labs in Texas and California. They use the highest-quality cannabidiol on the market and include CBD in isolate and full-spectrum form to cater to the specific needs of each T+t product. T+t products are for all pigments and types of skin. Their intention and purpose is to fill a gap in the beauty market with a clean and inclusive CBD skincare line “for women, men, neither and both®,” with a team comprised of women, men, minorities, and LGBTQIA+.
Esmé Design returns to bryck&mortar to offer unique handmade macramé art and decor knotted in Los Angeles by founder Esmeralda Aguilar. Transform your environment with the natural warmth and expressiveness of these beautiful creations. Esmerelda has a passion for turning walls into captivating spaces and teaching others about the beautiful art of macramé. Born in Texas, Esmerelda grew up on the coast of The Gulf of Mexico where she discovered her love for handmade art.
In June, bryck&mortar featured three great brands dedicated to self-expression and self-care.
Esmé Design offers unique handmade macramé art and decor knotted in Los Angeles by founder Esmeralda Aguilar. Transform your environment with the natural warmth and expressiveness of these beautiful creations. Esmerelda has a passion for turning walls into captivating spaces and teaching others about the beautiful art of macramé. Born in Texas, Esmerelda grew up on the coast of The Gulf of Mexico where she discovered her love for handmade art.
Kolored Krowns handcrafts gemstone and crystal prayer beads and jewelry with love and intention, inspired by the individuality of raw crystals as well as the range and depth of their colors. Working with natural gemstones, founder Natalie Mitchell creates jewelry as a way to capture what she considers “the mystery of life’s natural energies that remain unseen.” As she adds each bead and ties each knot, she repeats a mantra, infusing the finished necklace with intention.
Daughters. brand inspires daughters everywhere to thrive & persevere through self-care rituals — curating products to fight the daily battle against burnout and fatigue, inspired by the wisdom of generations of women. For co-founders Samantha Williams and Ellen Wong, self-care is a mindset. It’s you holding space for YOU. Because that practice will create a ripple effect across your life. Of course, sheetmasks and bath salts aren’t going to tell you the meaning of life, but they WILL give you a moment of peace for self-reflection, and that’s pure gold.
It’s May! And bryck&mortar is featuring two great brands that are perfect for fans of fun-loving simple chic (and great for Mom’s Day, too).
Panik Ryder parks their free-spirited boutique fashions at bryck&mortar this month, with hand-picked products that are nothing but pure love and passion. Panik Ryder’s founder, Pann, left her home country of Burma at the age of 19 to study Fashion Design in London, and has been in the retail and fashion industry for over ten years. She loves fashion and has always wanted to have her own boutique! So after her son was born, she decided to go for it!
Wilma & Ethel offers chic, minimalist, handmade jewelry. Based in downtown LA, Wilma & Ethel was founded by Kisha Hicks in 2006. Its name came from a combination of her dog’s nickname, Wilma (as in The Flintsones), paired with Ethel (Ethel Mertz from I Love Lucy) — famous ’50s TV gals. Kisha's jewelry, like her company name, has an overriding motif — friendship. Girls who work together, play together, share memories together — that’s Wilma & Ethel.
April means spring and, at bryck&mortar, a trio of brands celebrating women of all shapes and hues . . .
Gracemade honors women by delivering fashion-forward apparel that reflects beauty and power without sacrificing modesty. Gracemade features sustainable, high quality products that infuse effortless, feminine style with bold, creative confidence. Each Gracemade piece is designed and manufactured in downtown LA, using ethical practices driven by respect for people, the local community, and our environment. As a reflection of its mission, Gracemade also donates a portion of its proceeds to charity.
Poplinen celebrates the female figure in all its shapes and sizes, creating easy, better fitting, timeless tops that will become the “go-to” work horses in your closet. Sourcing beautiful fabrics, obsessing over fit, and not compromising on its values, Poplinen exists for YOU, and is the result of listening to hundreds of women share their pain points around dressing. Designed with the future in mind, Poplinen is devoted to supporting the environment throughout its entire supply chain and customer experience.
Proclaim believes fashion should represent all women and can be made in a way that does good for people and the planet. They are expanding the definition of “nude,” one ethically made bra at a time. Made of soft and supportive recycled polyester, each Proclaim bralette diverts plastic bottles from landfills and oceans. Proclaim believes it’s the little things that add up to make a big difference, so even the smallest details, like label fasteners, are thoughtfully sourced.
CITIZEN & DARLING
This month you can feel good about shopping, with three great consciousness-raising brands…
UNCVRD features effortlessly chic jewelry that empowers at-risk girls and raises awareness about human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world. Founded by Jen Bedrossian, UNCVRD supports the work of carefully selected, local non-profit partners, including Gems Uncovered and Brave Global. #jewelrytoendslavery
Citizen&Darling is ethical clothing designed to build awareness and support the fight against human trafficking — expressing your personal style while bringing change to another life. Created by longtime friends, fashion-designer Karina and aspiring psychologist Christina, Citizen&Darling strives to connect freedom fighters with amazing non-profits who are saving lives every day.
Velé offers ethically handcrafted travel essentials with artisan quality at accessible prices. Velé is redefining industry practices to empower rather than exploit, through conscious production and nonprofit partnership, with 10% of every purchase helping to end human trafficking. Committed to respecting women, each piece carries the reminder, “You are wanted.”
LA BELLE ROSE
Stop by this month to check out three great brands!
LADY/LAY Collection takes all your favorite post-bath products and makes them acceptable to wear out of the house, officially make bathleisure a thing — a combination of athleisure, streetwear, and luxe fashion. Stylish, lounge-ready pieces made for the bedroom, bathroom, and beyond. Check out their signature terry — super soft, lightweight and cozy. They hand-mix every color and dye each piece individually to ensure full richness and zero imperfections.
La Belle Rose Apparel started simply: two friends with a dream. With backgrounds in gymnastics and dance, La Belle Rose co-founders are bringing flare to the fashion basics you will flip for. Made in California, La Belle Rose is dedicated to the best quality, softest fabrics, and twists on basics every dancer will want to wear!
Birthstone Scents is a line of twelve talisman fragrances inspired by and infused with the precious stones associated with each month. All the fragrances are made exclusively with clean and natural ingredients that were extracted by steam, cold pressing, or carbon dioxide extraction. Birthstone Scents use pure essential oils, and are non-toxic, sustainable, cruelty free, paraben free, phthalate free, sulfate free and with no animal testing.
EYE HEART MERCANTILE
sustainable design for a life well curated
Eye Heart Mercantile is a collection of artisan-made accessories curated by JoJo Steinberg that reflects her passion for worldly interiors, vintage objects, and unique textiles.
Each piece in this collection represents a part of JoJo—a place she has been or a piece she has connected with—sourced from vintage markets and international auction houses.
Eye Heart Mercantile is passionate about fair trade, global crafts, and reclaimed goods. JoJo works with global artisans, particularly in Guatemala, to help create sustainable work opportunities for their craft.
Rais Case is on a mission to create the highest quality, longest-lasting bags that they can, while keeping the well-being of our planet (and you) in the forefront of their minds at all times—using circular design practices, such as localized family-owned manufacturing and utilizing 100% of waste.
Rais Case bags are multi-functional, because that's what we need in our multifaceted lives. They work hard to create designs that will become staples for you, and are proud to have on their hands on every single part of the process.
Owner Julie Rais Ellis is a mother of two, wife, artist, traveler, and conscious creator. She is passionate about designing the highest quality products that cultivate community and culture around locally handmade goods. Julie and her husband Grant could not be more excited about what the future holds for their growing family and business—and are delighted to be our initial showcase brand at bryck&mortar.