We care about the planet and the people who live on it - we do it through slow fashion, and we love supporting other companies that use what they make to create a better world, too! The VETTA team travels to New York often to visit the family-run factory where most of our clothing is produced. Some of our favorite feel-good spots are in the city, and we love to visit them when we're there. If you're planning a trip (or if you're lucky enough to live there), here are some great businesses that will make you and the planet happier!  

VETTA New York ABC Kitchen


These are our most-visited spots, and are each uniquely delicious. Some are independently owned, some have locally sourced ingredients, and others are vegan -- but all of them are a must-try!

ABC Kitchen | Union Square | American (New) | $$$ | Seasonal menu from sustainably sourced ingredients, in a beautiful setting. | Tip: reservations fill up fast, get one in advance or go on an off time and sit at the bar. Also, it’s attached to the most amazing sustainable/fair trade home store!

Buvette | West Village | French | $$$ | Locally sourced French café – there’s one in NYC, Paris, and Tokyo. | Tip: put your name in early to be sure to get a seat! Order a bunch of small plates, cheese, wine, and especially the chocolate mousse. 

Five Leaves | Green Point | American (New) | $$ | Adorable café in Brooklyn with delicious sustainable and local food. | Tip: sit outside on a sunny day & try the truffle fries.

Peacefood Cafe | Upper West Side | Vegan | $ | Tasty vegan food in a casual atmosphere. Great for lunch or a snack. | Tip: get the chickpea fries!

Culture Espresso | Mid Town West | Coffee | $ | An independent and locally owned coffee shop with outstanding coffee | Tip: the chocolate chip cookie is phenomenal! 

Dear Irving | Flatiron | Cocktails | $$ | Artisanal cocktails in an old-timey speakeasy with the best ambiance. | Tip: try the Vice Versa. Also, they offer cocktail classes.

 Awoke Vintage VETTA New York

We love Brooklyn for vintage shopping. Here are some of our favorites:

Awoke Vintage | $$ | Small vintage shop with the best curation of items at reasonable prices. | Tip: Their vintage Levi's denim jackets and repurposed vintage leather jackets are amazing.

Brooklyn Flea | $$ | Flea market with booths for vintage clothing, home decor, and local artists. | Tip: this can be a super fun afternoon activity (also check out their sister company Smorgasburg for food trucks!). It is seasonal, so check their calendar online.

10ft Single by Stella Dallas | $$ | Amazing curation of vintage items that are organized by type of clothing. Think huge racks of vintage denim jackets, floral dresses, or t-shirts. Less digging, more finding awesome stuff. | Tip: there's a room in the back with more high-end vintage stuff.

Beacon’s Closet (Greenpoint location) | $ | This is more of your typical consignment shop, but it's really really big! They have tons of awesome (more current) second hand clothing at reasonable prices. | Tip: check out the shoe wall!

Dusty Rose Vintage Warehouse | $ | This is where you can buy wholesale vintage stuff, but it's open to the public certain days (and they have a retail area in the front that's really cute) | Tip: this is really off-the-beaten path, so just make sure you know where you're going and that you're up for a trek.

Nolita is becoming a hub for sustainable and local designers. We love that a bunch of our favorite brands are within a few block radius! Maybe VETTA can have a store here one day!

Clare V. | $$$ | Handbags | Made in USA

Erica Weiner | $$$ | Jewelry | Made in NYC

Everlane | $ | Basics | Focus on transparency

Coclico | $$ | Shoes | Made in Spain

Only Hearts | $$ | Lingerie | Made in the USA 

In Support of | $$$ | Boutique with cool new local/independent brands


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