In this age of mass production it is refreshing to come across a store that has a concept that promotes artisanal craftsmanship and sustainability globally. A concept that allows artisan skills to flourish and not die out in this age of cookie cutter stores and products.
Maiyet is based in New York and creates beautiful luxury clothes, accessories, and jewelry that are outsourced to master craftsmen. Moreover, Mayiet partners with NEST a non-profit organization that trains, develops and fosters relationship in developing countries that require the much needed assistance. This grass root effort allows these artisans to better their lives economically with training while at the same time creating unique and beautiful items for the global community to purchase through Mayiet. It is a win, win situation for all involved.
The Maiyet store at 16 Crosby Street is stunning and a welcoming space that allows one to take in all the unique items these artisans have created.