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Fluff Alpaca: Spinning a Cozy Business Plan

Fluff Alpaca: Spinning a Cozy Business Plan

Love should be like alpaca fur: waterproof, hypoallergenic, warm, silky and durable. At Fluff Alpaca on Warrern Street in Hudson, you'll find alpaca treats for you and those you love that are beautifully designed and practical — yet so lush and cozy they'll spoil you silly

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Gentleman Farmer: A Mood and a Lifestyle

Sustainable Men's Grooming Products for Today's Renaissance Man
Berkshires-based menscare brand Gentleman Farmer offers a full line of products that are vegan and cruelty-free and contain no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde or formaldehyde-releasing agents, mineral oil or other petrochemicals, synthetic fragrance or propylene glycol.

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Lux-ury: Artisan's Garden Offers Vintage-Inspired Handmade Couture in Woodstock

According to designer Lisette Lux, "haute couture is dead," but that didn't stop her from finding a modern version of hand-crafting high end garments for her new Woodstock boutique Artisan's Garden, where you can find handmade 1940s-inspired bridalwear, dressed, jackets, and

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Vince Rua's Christopher's Custom Delivers Elevated, Accessible Fashion

Kingston resident and former CPA Vince Rua has been in business since 2010 selling formal wear, suits, sport coats, shirts, and top coats. He was voted by Esquire magazine as one of the top 100 men's stores in America and is the exclusive designer of the blazers worn by the NCAA’s Final Four coaches. So it's clear that Rua understands what men want.

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Lucky Bug Clothing Company's Cute, Comfortable & Eco-Friendly Operation

Lucky Bug Clothing Company is a true family operation crafting sustainable and adorable baby clothes from organic fabric.

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In Good Hands

Geoffrey Good Fine Jewelry’s Owner and Craftsman on His Career, Craft, and What's Next for His Hudson Operation
Master jeweler Geoffrey Good has had a hand in pieces for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, pieces worn by Beyoncé, and bespoke pieces with stories all their own. As his operation and atelier out of Hudson grows, he talks about his career, his craft, and everything coming next.

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Upstate-Based Online Boutique Adolophine Sells African Crafts Direct from Artisans

From Diplomat's Daughter to Artisan Ambassador, Adolophine Lukabu Sheeley Is a Self-Made Design Diplomat
The daughter of a Congolese diplomat, Kerhonkson resident Adolophine Lukabu Sheeley has built a fair trade, direct-sourced online boutique selling authentic jewelry, bags, textiles and decor made by African artisans.

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Hudson Valley Maker Spaces

Have a cool idea? Whether it’s a craft piece, a media project, or a prototype of your brilliant new invention, Hudson Valley makerspaces can help you make the leap from idea to reality, offering everything from tech to tools and instruction.

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From the Andes to You: Ethical Alpaca Knitwear from ELEVEN SIX

Kingston-Based Fashion Brand Teams Up with a Bolivian Artists' Cooperative
Working with master artisans in Peru and Bolivia, ELEVEN SIX brings a new blend of traditional skill and stunning design to life in cuddly alpaca fiber

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Eileen Fisher's Westchester Factory Paves the Way to Sustainable Fashion

At Eileen Fisher’s Tiny Factory in Irvington, the national brand is leading the industry toward sustainable horizons.

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Unshattered: Stitching Lives Back Together

This Dutchess Nonprofit Employs Women Recovering from Addiction
Unshattered is a nonprofit located in Hopewell Junction that teaches women recovering from addiction how to sew and employs them making upcycled handbags, totes, and makeup kits.

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4 Women Jewelry Makers in the Hudson Valley

With the holidays and Valentine's Day around the corner, it's gift giving season. Jewelry is a timeless gift. Here are four fresh and funky female jewelers heating up the Hudson Valley bijoux scene.

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4 Wildly Different Hudson Valley Jewelers You Need to Know

For lovers of bling great or small, subtle or statement-y, and rough or refined, here are 4 Hudson-Valley-based independent jewelry makers to add sparkle to your life. Mostly NYC expats, these goldsmiths, metalworkers, and artisans have wideranging aesthetics and technical approaches.

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Repair Cafe of the Hudson Valley

One Jeweler's Experience of the Community-Sourced Pop-Up Repair Shop
Seasoned jeweler Barbara Klar, of Clear Metals, shares her experience of working at a Repair Cafe in the Hudson Valley, fixing an artful pendant necklace made by artist Rolph Scarlett.

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Vintage Clothing Stores in the Hudson Valley

Your Guide to Rockin' Retro Threads Upstate
Vintage and second-hand clothing is a great way to rock a far-out, super individual style without breaking the bank. In addition to the classics (ahem Goodwill and Salvation Army) here are some top-notch vintage shops in the Hudson Valley so you can get yourself some thrifty new threads.

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Natural Progressions @ Rockland Center for the Arts

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