Organic Fashionologie: The Practice of “Buying Good”

As health conscious as New Yorkers are when it comes to their diets and Whole Foods consumption, a move for organic fashion is making waves across the big city. At the helm is e-commerce destination Zady.com; a collaborative effort between friends and artisans, it’s the alternative to today’s “fast-fashion” practices, emphasizing the shopping philosophy that “buying good” is better than more. 

Bringing social consciousness to the forefront of consumer’s behavior, Zady is aimed in showcasing the origins and production benefits of each piece housed in store. Whether sourced abroad or made by hand, sustainable and made of high quality materials, each product is accompanied with its story of origin, ensuring you feel just as great about your purchase as the pride attributed to being socially conscious. Shop around and you’ll learn that our Braided Wax Bracelets are manufactured in the USA, lovingly assembled in Brooklyn; and while the Arrow Bracelet is sourced with high-quality raw materials, both pieces are hand braided in the Scosha Atelier. 

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To drive this philosophy of social consciousness, we recently had the pleasure of collaborating with Zady.com to cohost this year’s annual Create+Cultivate (C+C), a full day dedicated to creativity and artisanal activities. Hosting five workshops by top bloggers and craftsmen, summer’s last Sunday was spent DIYing and learning from some of the city’s top creatives while getting their hands dirty creating tangible reminders to take home - including our Scosha Keepsake Pouch. 

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Full of inspirational stories and the challenges entrepreneurs face when climbing the stairs of success, we celebrated the closing of summer on a high. Rooftop and poolside, toting takeaway goodie bags and sipping on refreshing cocktails, we watched the sun set over our city, shedding new perceptive to things home grown in our own back yard. 

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Once Upon An Opal

Once upon a time, October meant bad luck and pain.  Now that it’s officially upon us and Summer is lost behind, New Yorkers are transitioning their way into Autumn, channeling the colors of Fall into our wardrobes as less sun graces our faces in the concrete jungle.  With cold weather at our backs and the shortening of daylight upon us, what better way to color the month than with the brightest and probably the most opulent birthstone of the yearly calendar: the Opal

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More glamourous than its calendar counterparts, the sapphire (September) and the topaz (November), the Opal is considered the showiest of all birthstones, making it no surprise it was once used as a talisman of hope and good fortune amidst the month of October. Less commonly known as tourmaline, this polychromatic stone is a personal favorite in the Scosha Atelier.  Currently working this gem into our signature Braid Bracelets for the upcoming season, the opal indicates hope and has become a symbol of happiness over the centuries, conveying the bearer’s confidence and believed to bestow them the power of foresight.

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Though more complex than its appearance leads one to believe, the secret of the opal’s beauty is its opalescence; the diffraction of light which gives it its unique, kaleidoscopic properties. At different wavelengths, the intensity of these colors vary from which an admirer sees it.  This re-enchantment of the opal’s Northern Lights is referred to as its play of light; a spectacular show captivated within crystallized confinements makes it no surprise that the opal is the calendar’s most captivating stone. 

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Capturing Mother Nature’s simplicity and evoking true elegance, the Scosha Braid Bracelet featuring the opal is the perfect treasure for gifting this month.  Handwoven and customizable in a variety of colors, this intimate stone is perfect for wearing alone or to add to your Scosha arm swag. Either way, our foresight predicts your gift bearer will welcome the surprise… 

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*Despite its glamourous exterior, the opal is quite a delicate stone and requires maintenance to keep it burning brightly. Remember to always use lukewarm water when cleaning and avoid harsh detergents or gem polishing solutions as chemicals can alter its pH balance (causing the stone to absorb it or in some cases, cause cloudiness).  Polish it dry with a soft material such as silk or tissues and your opal will thank you. For additional information on opal products or a question regarding customizing your own Signature Scosha Bracelet drop us an email at: info@scosha.com

T.G.I.F and it’s a beauty at that! To wrap up September and the end of Summer, we’ve highlight some of our favorite products still available for purchase at Store64, now marked down to 50%.  Do your ears defy you? Yes, you heard correctly.  This weekend we’ve knocked an additional 10% off all items in the store, giving you just a few more days to get your hands on some of your favorite products. 

From beautiful crafted household ornaments, tactile gifts for your senses, or just a new boho look, Store64 has an arrangement of great pieces to have you seamlessly moving from Summer into Autumn; the Histoire Visor is guaranteed to keep you cool and grounded (did we mention its 100% leather and comes with detachable sunglasses!?!) while the Palo Santo Incense will put your troubles as ease with its therapeutic properties.   Millie Fairhall’s charcuterie sets will have you itching to throw a dinner party (her bright colored cheese boards are a undeniable table statement!) while friends will fight you for the delickable delights of Pana Chocolates. And admist all the twittering from Abigail’s Tiny Birds, there’s guerrilla gardening with Seed Bombs to oxygenize this concrete jungle. 

Too much to miss, not enough time, get your scoops before the week is out!

Best of the *(Sound) Bytes

Highlighting intimate portraits on store owners and their brand creators, RackedNY.com has beautifully profiled our own Scosha Woolridge on her experiences as a designer and the evolution of her brand, SCOSHA. Born down under and now currently residing in New York, our laid back Aussie divulges secrets of the trade and how she’s managed to make a living from her love of all things quirky. 

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Located at 64 Grand St  Brooklyn, New York, feel free to pop by the shop and feast your eyes on a little piece of our world and take home one of our beautifully crafted, signature pieces. If you can’t make it to Brooklyn, head over to our E-store when you can still grab 10% off everything in Store 64 till the end of the month with the discount code: halfsies. 

 

 

Mondays Are For Winning

What better way to start a Monday than with grand news that you’ve won something. To bring Summer to a close, we’ve finally wrapped up our Scosha Stack Contest and pulled our favorite submission.  High-fives (or paws in this case) to our lucky Instagram winner @firooskhan and his furry friend Barnaby who stole our hearts with their covetable stacks; showcasing a few of our Signature Bracelets, this awesome twosome has nailed the look when it comes to handsomely stylizing our statement pieces with our cool, laid back philosophy.

To celebrate, the pair will be receiving one of our favorite classics, the Arrow Bracelet, guaranteed a hit addition to any arm party. Thanks to all those who participate in the contest and we look forward to seeing you #ShareYourScosha in the new season! 

A few shots of the Scosha atelier. The production team is hard at work to get all your Scosha orders ready and producing our upcoming lines. Visit us at 64 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to see the Scosha team at work!

Kelly Framel, aka The Glamouri, just did a round up of all her summer necessities and included Scosha! Kelly accessorizes with the friendship bracelets at the beach and keeps a few on hand to gift to friends she sees this summer.
You can get your own friendship bracelets online or in store at 64 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

Kelly Framel, aka The Glamouri, just did a round up of all her summer necessities and included Scosha! Kelly accessorizes with the friendship bracelets at the beach and keeps a few on hand to gift to friends she sees this summer.

You can get your own friendship bracelets online or in store at 64 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

Belize Inspiration

Beautiful Belize! We imagine Scosha sculpting a piece of wax taking in the inspirations, shapes and sounds! Excited to see her new ideas!

Sydney Hale Co. candles are the newest arrival at Store 64. This family owned fragrance house from Arlington, Virginia makes small batch, hand blended soy wax candles in reusable glass containers. What drew us to Sydney Hale Co. was their subtle and unique fragrance combinations, but we also love their support of local animal shelters! 10% of all their profits go to animal rescue and each month a dog is sponsored to help find a forever home. Come by the shop to see our four available candle scents (as shown above) and help save an animal!

Available at Store 64 at 64 Grand St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Millie Fairhall creates these beautiful hand painted serving boards from solid timber from her studio in Australia. Each one is unique in color, design, shape, and type of wood. She sands and seals each board so they are food safe and durable enough to take on a picnic. We think these boards would also make a nice catch all for your Scosha jewelry! Millie Fairhall boards are now available in three sizes (and lots of different colors!) at Store 64! 

Visit Store 64 at 64 Grand St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn or call us at 718-387-4618 for details and pricing.