Brooklyn’s holiday markets bear green gifts

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Tis the season to give a gift. Whether for a relative, a significant other, or even your dog, the borough of Brooklyn is now presenting several holiday markets dedicated to clothing, jewelry, and other handmade items created by Brooklyn-based artists.

In Bushwick, Brooklyn, stop by the annual Vegan Holiday Shop-Ups. This market provides an eco-friendly shopping environment with eco-friendly clothing, handmade items such as soaps, candles made from soy wax, tree decorations, as well as fresh, locally-made treats such as cookies, cakes, and homemade nut milk.

In the Park Slope/Gowanus area, visit the Crafted at the Canal fair sponsored by Build It Green!, New York City’s non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. While there, get a one of a kind handmade gift or two by local artists. These unique gifts consists of jewelry which are made from bicycle parts provide by Recycle-A-Bicycle Jewelry or tin clocks provided by New York Clocks.

If you’re thinking of giving the gift of fashion, The Fashion Weekend Holiday Market, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, provides clothing and accessories that are made from recycled materials such as bags made from recycled material made by Himane Sustainable Designs.

So whether you want a bottle of homemade nut milk or a one-of-a-kind tin clock, Brooklyn holiday markets are your best choice for an eco-friendly holiday shopping experience.

For more information on the events below as well as other holiday markets in Brooklyn, go to

Vegan Holiday Shop-Ups
Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St. off of the Morgan L
Saturdays, Dec 8th, 15th, & 22nd 12-5pm

Crafted at the Canal by Built It Green!
Gowanus Reuse Center – 69 9th St. btw Smith St and 2nd Ave
Dec. 7th, Craft Fair and Holiday Party and Dec. 8th 10-5pm, Craft Fair, but no Holiday Party

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Holiday Market
Bird River Studios, 343 Grand St.
Dec 15th ad 16th