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Brooklyn Industries Builds Newest Store in Greenpoint Using 98% Recycled Material

Six sheets of sheetrock was the only material needed to open up the fourteenth Brooklyn Industries retail location.

Brooklyn, NY, May 24, 2012 --( This weekend, Brooklyn Industries opened its fourteenth store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Continuing the brand’s commitment to sustainability, only six sheets of sheetrock were purchased for the construction of the store. The Brooklyn Industries’ team built the fixtures from upcycling their own shipping pallets and using found vintage objects and tables.

The store will be powered by 100% wind power and will feature a BKI museum and transitional art installations.

The store also brings the brand back to its roots. Fourteen years ago in 1998, Brooklyn Industries started in a factory five blocks from the new Greenpoint store making bags from recycled billboard material. Further, one of the first T-shirts that Brooklyn Industries designed was in support of a Greenpoint environmental group that fought successfully against the construction of a new power plant in the neighborhood.

Founder Lexy Funk comments on the new store:

“I lived in Greenpoint for several years when we first started Brooklyn Industries on the edge of Williamsburg. The neighborhood has struggled for years with environmental concerns. It is now beginning to win the battle. From a rooftop garden to sustainable businesses to a new pool, the community is really helping Brooklyn. We hope that by opening a store, we can help to contribute positively to the neighborhood.”

Brooklyn Industries’ Greenpoint is located at 658 Manhattan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11222.

AboutT Brooklyn Industries

Brooklyn Industries is a cutting edge design company that sells innovative clothes exclusively through its 14 retail stores and online website. Founded by visionary artists Lexy Funk and Vahap Avsar in 1998, Brooklyn Industries’ stores engage the local community in art, clothing, design and style.

Brooklyn Industries was honored as a “Green Power Pioneer” by ConEdison Solutions and Community Energy, Inc. in recognition of its commitment to using Wind Power in its stores and office headquarters. In 2006, Brooklyn Industries was recognized as a top entrepreneur with Crain’s New York Business’ coated “Small Business Award.” The company also ranked in Inc. Magazine’s 500 list, which highlights the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Brooklyn Industries continues to grow every year as an innovative and creative vertical retailer, staying true to its Brooklyn roots.
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