Folks with some bi-coastal markets fred may have recognized Portland-based Vanishing Tribe the past 2 weeks when they sprung up in Williamsburg (first at Renegade, more recently at the market). Led by Courtney Keene, the Tribe is a tribe indeed - a full-fledged design company consisting of a small family of artists inspired by travel and culture, village tribes, and old world processes. But wait, there's more. Each season they source materials directly from artisans in remote parts of the world that are incorporated into their line of jewelry and accessories, and mixed with hand-made pieces from their studio in Portland for the upcoming season.
Old Tibetan turquoise, hand-stamped brass, Indonesian Ikat textiles, waxed canvas, and leather are just some of the materials they use to create products that have vibrant stories to tell. Their line this season includes these unusual belt bags beautifully made with deerskin leather and bright Ikat fabric. Pair one with an armful of their patterned brass bangles and you’ve got some rad accessories (or the perfect gift for the earthy woman in your life.)
That's a ton of time globe-trekking.
A regular at the Portland Saturday Market for the last few years, Vanishing Tribe is debuting their latest collection this holiday season this coming weekend at the market in Williamsburg and in big, bad Manhattan at Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market beginning Monday, December 3rd and running through December 16th inside Chelsea Market.