Torpedo cufflinks: Elvis & Kresse creates stunning, life-style accessories by re-engineering seemingly useless wastes. The innovative and pioneering fire-hose range is made exclusively from genuine de-commissioned British fire brigade hoses which, after a distinguished career fighting fires and saving lives, were otherwise destined for landfill. Fifty percent of profits from the fire-hose line are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity. With simple styling and elegant hand-stitched detail, you can wear these cufflinks at any time, for any occasion.

A new fashion statement has arrived on Greenwich Avenue in time for the holiday season. Atelier360 opened its doors at 113 Greenwich Ave. last month and offers luxury fashion, accessories and lifestyle products each with a positive impact and a unique story.

New Canaan residents Veronique Lee and Liz Logie are the faces behind the new retail concept. The duo curates and edits the global artisan and sustainable marketplace, sourcing sophisticated product lines that are not only remarkable for their beauty, design, originality and craftsmanship, but also incorporate aspects of traditional artistry, sustainable resourcing and ethical manufacturing.

“Atelier360 was founded with the intention of sharing something beautiful from one part of the world with another while doing some good — a way for people to speak to each other without words,” Lee said.

Each Atelier360 item has a story and features one or more of the following attributes: handmade by artisans; organic; repurposed; and made in the U.S.A. Additionally, many of the lines featured are exclusive for the area and to the store.

“I believe passionately in our mission to create a path to market for designers committed to beautiful design and positive values and to introducing our customers to luxury goods they can feel good about,” Logie said.

Bracelets:
Same Sky jewelry is a trade-not-aid initiative that employs HIV-plus women in developing countries. Trained as artisans, Same Sky women crochet beautiful glass bead jewelry by hand, including the signature hand-blown glass beaded bracelets.

Glamorous Gifts

Lee and Logie hand-select each product, presenting the best the season has to offer. Customers can truly find the perfect gift for everyone on their list, including the elusive present for the man who has everything.

The English design label and eco-visionaries, Elvis & Kreese, have a solution for this dilemma: a product from their innovative and pioneering Fire-Hose line, made exclusively from genuine de-commissioned British fire brigade hoses. Shoppers can choose from the selection of high-end, eco-luxe fashion accessories, including stylish cufflinks, well-made wallets, belts and sought-after bags.

A gift from the Eric Raisina line is sure to brighten someone’s holiday. The Madagascan-born textile designer creates scarves and stoles in a vibrant array of colors and whimsical textures, including the soft silk and patented “silk fur” variety.

For those who agree that the best gifts come in small packages, Atelier360’s bracelet bar is not to be missed. The glittering display of jewelry includes styles by BRAVE, Julie Rofman, Gilda Grey, Kisa Heyer, Nakate Project, Zoja, Bluma, and Fiona Paxton, among others.

Stocking Stuffers

“Underwear is a necessity. So why not wear the most stylish, best-fitting and sustainable pair possible and give back to organizations dedicated to positive change?” This is the motto behind PACT, and Atelier360 offers a curated selection of styles for men and women including socks, leggings, loungewear, and T-shirts for those cozy moments in front of the fire. It is the ultimate feel-good stocking stuffer.

Atelier360 emphasizes the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit and is a member of 1% for the Planet — a growing global movement of companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of environmental organizations worldwide.

More info: 203-717-1055, Atelier360.com

Wash bag: The Elvis & Kresse wash bag is made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose and lined with high visibility waste parachute silk. Previously deployed in active duty for up to 30 years, fighting fires around the U.K., fire-hose makes a perfect wash bag. Strong enough to tackle the toughest conditions first time around, the hose has been re-engineered to protect your toiletries — the hose itself is obviously waterproof, protecting what’s inside, but perhaps more importantly protecting what’s outside from leaky shampoo bottles and exploding toothpaste tubes.