Eco-friendly and cruelty proof clothes in NYC

November 16, 2010 1:56:50 PM PST
There are thousands of different clothing stores in New York City, and among them, a unique store that offers a very natural approach to clothing and accessories.

NYA stands for New York Artificial, a bit of a misnomer considering the clothes here are anything but artificial.

Alex Guzman opened NYA Green in 2004, followed by its sister store, NYA Blue. Both offer shoppers eco-friendly and cruelty free options that include handbags, which aren't made from leather but from silks and wool.

And when it comes to clothes, some designs use modern day fabrics like jeans, but others use fabrics from the 1950s, 1960s and the mid-70s.

Most of which weren't treated with toxic chemicals.

Everything is manufactured in New York, and most of the line is made to order.

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