Karin Alexis - all of this New York designer's items are made in New York City. She has adorable tutus ($42, featured in an earlier Gift Guide), responsible Eco Totes ($24):
Burp Cloths in fun, retro prints like this one, Fashion Girl ($10).
Haptic Lab - this Brooklyn design studio makes soft maps, which are "quilted maps of cities and neighborhoods that represent someone's unique place in the world." Custom quilts - of anywhere you like - are created by hand in Brooklyn and take over 200 hours to complete. They also have baby quilts ($145-200) of several major cities, like the one pictured of Brooklyn, which can be personalized with baby's name, birthday and several locations of choice - all hand-embroidered.
For us grown-ups, there are queen sized City Quilts ($450), New York City is pictured.
Map Tote - another Brooklyn-based company with a geography theme, the husband and wife team behind Map Tote make environmentally friendly, reusable totes that feature a ton of different places including Park Slope
and New Jersey (both $17), as well as Mapnote cards ($4.50) and baby onesies ($25). All of their fabric is cut, sewn and printed in Brooklyn.
Do you know of other made in New York companies? Please let me know, I'd love to add them.
You can see the rest of my super-fun non-commercial holiday gift guides here.
No compensation for this post, I just heart all these products. Karin Alexis I know from my Upper West Side days, and the Brooklyn folks I met at the New York International Gift Fair in August.