Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Inside their Greenwich Village studio, artist Jill Fagin and her team of deft artisans transform recycled aluminum into functional art and stylish accessories. Each piece of jewelry, Judaica, and home décor is handmade and carefully combines select metals and colors to create eye-catching items such as bracelets and stemware. Jill began crafting items as a hobby more than 20 years ago, and her products have since sprouted legs and dispersed across the United States, popping up on store shelves throughout the country. The company’s unique designs have also been featured at various distinguished venues, including museum shops, galleries, and in the homes of trendsetting metal detectors.