Member Stories

Lili Loops

Staten Island
Staten Island based Lili Loops is a woman-owned small business that produces one-of-a-kind hand dyed yarns for knitting and crocheting. The founder, Lisa Chernyak, taught herself to knit and crochet after her two sons were diagnosed with autism, and she began to spending lots of time waiting in the car while they were at therapy. Lisa’s love for color sparked while she was a student at the New York School of Interior Design, and her interest in developing a bounty of color combinations has continued to blossom since.
Shop Lili Loops hand dyed yarns at their website, and be sure to check out their YouTube channel for beginner knitting tutorials.

Read More


“When I started my brand in my garage and had pop ups there it was a place to shop, network and b…

Ho Ho’s Hole In the Wall

“It’s important for me to represent and incorporate Latin culture in my work, to celebrate its ri…

By Salo

“As a proud Ecuadorian-born artist, I learned to always repurpose materials, aiming to minimize e…

CEGO Shirtmaker

Founded in 1982 by Carl Goldberg, CEGO started as a custom suit shop, but today focuses exclusive…

Ferrara Manufacturing

A manufacturing business with the mission of creating the highest quality and best fitting clothe…

Eddy’s Brand

To limit waste, Eddy’s Brand makes sweaters and beanies from second-hand sweaters, unraveled and …