The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange in Brooklyn Heights recently had its holiday preview party and opening. The not-for-profit volunteer-run shop was founded in 1854. Since that time it has supported independent craftspeople from Brooklyn and beyond–returning 70 percent of each sale to the crafts-person.
The store stocks handmade clothing for infants and children that is likely not produced in sweatshops by child slave labor. Nor are they produced in factories established by capital gained through child labor.
They also have handmade dolls, stuffed animals, wooden toys, and puzzles produced by individuals that likely know better than to coat a child’s toy in lead-based paint.
The gift shop also stocks handmade soaps, skin cremes, greeting cards, jewelry, candles, ceramics, and artwork.
The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is located at 55 Pierrepont Street between Hicks and Henry Streets. They open daily at 11AM and are closed on Mondays. For more information visit the store blog. The link is below.