Box and Flea Accessories
109 South 5th St.
Brooklyn NY 11211
Box & Flea is a collaborative design project between Jeremy Barbour of TACKLEBOX and Andrew Woodrum of FLEAHEART.
Our work is defined by the pursuit of craft and a sense oftimelessness through the production of extraordinary wares suited forthe everyday. Each design is crafted in small batches in our productionstudio located in the Brooklyn Pencil Factory.
Andrew and Jeremy met while studying Architecture at Virginia Techand have collaborated off and on for the past ten years. Originallyfrom Southwest Virginia, they both grew up among the mountains andfarms of these naturally beautiful but hardworking communities. Puttingup hay, pounding nails, and working on old cars instilled anappreciation for the worn-in timeless qualities found in particularlyirreplaceable objects; how a tool pouch or bandana gets better overtime and begins to take on the characteristics and the personality ofthe person who has used it for years. It is the pursuit of craftingthese cherished items that serves as the foundation for the designs ofBox & Flea.
This past fall the duo began collaborating on a set of collagesthat developed into a custom canvas tote intended for personal use. Theoverwhelming interest in this piece led them to develop the collages asa series, which then expanded to different bag types and bandanadesigns. This outlet for two architect's surplus creativity had grownorganically into a small accessory line with attention to the detailsand a love of making at its core.
Everything Box & Flea makes is produced by hand in smallbatches, with most of the work being done locally in their productionstudio in the "Pencil Factory," in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Box & Fleawares are available in stores that share a similar design philosophyand who have an appreciation for craft that is evident in the productsthey curate and in the design of the stores themselves.
Everyone has a favorite bag, a wallet or bandana that they havehad for years, and which just gets better as it wears over time. Box& Flea's goal is to make a product that will become someone'sfavorite, and which they'll treasure for years to come.
Made in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, buy local, American made, Brooklyn made, New York made, bandanas, handbags
Tours Available: No
Brick & Mortar: Yes
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|Date added: 6.10.2009|