respokeDesign

limited edition goods handmade from reclaimed materials

Brooklyn, New York · 15 Sales

respokeDesign

limited edition goods handmade from reclaimed materials

Brooklyn, New York 15 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Welcome to respoke Design!!
I design and fabricate limited edition jewelry, accessories, clothing, furniture and beautiful objects using “bespoke” reclaimed and salvaged materials. All items are handmade in my beloved studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Thanks for visiting respoke Design here on Etsy!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 12, 2018

Welcome to respoke Design!!
I design and fabricate limited edition jewelry, accessories, clothing, furniture and beautiful objects using “bespoke” reclaimed and salvaged materials. All items are handmade in my beloved studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Thanks for visiting respoke Design here on Etsy!

Barbara Schulman

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Barbara Schulman

Reviews

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bam234

bam234 on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These Woolies are whimsical, cuddly, and so well made! The craftsmanship that goes into the making of these lovely confections is of the highest quality!

Brandi

Brandi on Jan 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love my woolie so much! It is beautifully handmade, constructed with wool and leather of different kinds. The seams are neat and clean. There were many warm earthy colors to choose from, they all had their own personality. Barbara was so kind and patient with me. Very happy with my purchase. Looking at him brings me so much joy and comfort! I put knitting tools in the pocket as storage. So useful and it fits in perfectly with my home decor. I will definitely shop with this seller again. Thank you!

jseager3

jseager3 on Dec 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just the perfect companion for the year ahead. The crafts-personship is awesome, the woolies expressive, the detailing exquisite. Everyone needs at least several woolies!

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About

Salvage. Deconstruct. Listen. Combine. Celebrate.

There is much life remaining in so many of the goods we discard because they are too worn, too damaged, too old-fashioned – or merely too familiar.

I mine what others have left behind – forsaken at the curb, banished to the thrift shop, tossed into the dumpster. I gather together the cast-away garments, relinquished hardware, deserted household goods, abandoned furniture, discarded packaging and bring them into my studio. There – where they can begin to converse with one another – I deconstruct, salvage what is most appealing and combine disparate parts into fresh new forms.

"respoke" is:
• limited edition jewelry, accessories, clothing, furniture and beautiful objects created from “bespoke” ingredients
• unconventional designs that allow materials with rich past lives to "speak again" with a new voice
• illustrious elements, newly embodied

Stay tuned for many different types of goods refashioned from found and salvaged materials!

Shop members

  • Barbara

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    All four of my grandparents stitched garments for a living in the old country and brought their trades with them when they emigrated to NYC at the turn of the 20th century. My grandfather bought me my first sewing machine – one that I still use today - when I was 13. My father navigated the girders of some of New York’s most iconic buildings as an ironworker for more than 25 years. At home, he had a basement full of tools that he taught me how to use. My mother encouraged me by celebrating everything I made. I inherited from them a love of good design, curiosity about methods of fabrication and the properties of materials, and respect for the (often invisible) labor required to produce our built environment and the innumerable objects with which we engage every day.

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