Bodkin Brooklyn - 2009
Bodkin originated as a collaboration between designers Eviana Hartman and Samantha Pleet. The pair began by conducting a weekend experiment in reworking old leather jackets into bags. Their successful designs led them to expand into sustainable ready-to-wear and the creation of the Bodkin Brooklyn brand. The two codesigned Bodkin's Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 capsule collections.
Eviana Hartman is also a writer, and was the founding columnist of The Washington Post's "EcoWise" column. Throughout her journalism career, she has served as the fashion features editor at NYLON and fashion writer for Vogue and TeenVogue. She collaborates with Built by Wendy designer Wendy Mullin on the Sew U series of books and has written about music, style, architecture, and design for such publications as Dwell, I.D., Purple Fashion, VMan, Domino, and Wired.
Hartman now designs the Bodkin Brooklyn collection in accordance with the principles of sustainability in materials and production methods, while maintaining the fashion aesthetic required by the stylish modern woman. The name Bodkin comes from the early English name for a dagger, needle, or hairpin.