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Brooklyn Industries Reestablishes Authentic Manufacturing Inside Their Headquarters

Brooklyn, NY, March 13, 2013 --( One year ago, Brooklyn Industries reintroduced domestic bag manufacturing in Brooklyn, bringing together the design process, locally sourced materials, and meticulous production oversight. Released last year, the Sunny Side tote brought the sewers back to Brooklyn Industries’ headquarters, and back to where the company originally began – one sewer on one machine producing the company’s original design, the Crypto billboard vinyl messenger bag back in 1999.

After one year, several new designs, and a factory expansion at the company’s headquarters in Dumbo, Brooklyn Industries is proud to launch the latest addition to the “Made in Brooklyn” series, the Dumbo Mailbag. Constructed with a nylon outer shell made from U.S. made Cordura® and a recycled vinyl tarp inner lining, the Dumbo Mailbag is a durable and rugged design in the classic Brooklyn Industries messenger shape, favoring simple lines, functionality, and a modern design.

The second addition to the Made in Brooklyn series for 2013 is the premium Montague series, available as a backpack, tote, satchel, or cross body, and available in turquoise, orange, and black. Skilled craftsmen make these utilitarian, polished, and smart designs from the finest quality leather in the U.S. The collection derives its inspiration and namesake from Montague Street in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, which opens up onto the resplendent Promenade and a view of the city.

About Brooklyn Industries
Brooklyn Industries is a design company that sells innovative clothes exclusively through its 16 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. The company’s headquarters are located in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Contact: Julie Thompson
Phone: 718-801-8900 x8606
Brooklyn Industries
Julie Thompson