Smith Butler Bklyn NY+ is proud to introduce Industry of All Nations to it’s roster. IOAN is a company dedicated to acknowledging and engaging the environmental and social impact it has in the design and production of it’s consumer goods. We are happy to carry several lines of basic everyday goods that have been developed with IOAN and local communities around the world.
“It’s not what you do but how you do it — No importa lo que haces si no como lo haces.”
My father had a similar saying: “It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you do it well.” IOAN tackles this on both fronts - taking manufacturing back to the regions where products and materials originate and bringing unique local businesses to an international market. The line of naturally dyed and washed tees & tanks from southern India are developed horizontally in collaboration with local communities through traditional and innovative industrial processes. All the cotton is organic and dyed in naturally derived dyes from plant or animal by products (a rich maroon comes from the secretions of the Shellac Beetle) and then packed out with recycled packaging, cutting down on the environmental impact. IOAN works all across the globe, bringing in Alpagatas (Espadrille type sneakers) as well as woven Fajas (woven multi-purpose bands) from Argentina. This is globalization on a positive front.
We are inspired by how things are done. We are not creating a new brand just to fill up shelves. In this modern time it is so easy and in everybody’s hands to do most anything, so the most important thing should be how we do these things. We aim to not negatively affect those around us and to provide opportunities to anyone who is out there working locally and well. We work together to develop clean and more sustainable industries around the world. We use all this to create products with the most simple and desirable aesthetic. This is the industry of the people, the Industry of All Nations - The I.O.A.N. Team
You can find the current line of Industry of All Nations now at Smith Butler Bklyn NY+.