Fritz & Fräulein’s Mission: We believe in changing the story of how products are made. Conscious production – not mass production. Sustainably handmade in the USA. We start with using beautiful vintage, reclaimed and sustainable materials that each have their own unique history and story to share. We take those materials and design them into high quality, functional goods – right here in New York. Our accessories not only positively impact the planet and our economy, but improve the way you live (and we wouldn’t have it any other way). Every item we make has a story – explore our shop and find the one that connects with yours.
Our Story: The company was founded in Brooklyn, New York by Stacy Hauger in 2012, born out of her love for all things vintage combined with her personal passion for sustainability and formal training in design. In Stacy’s travels, she comes across gorgeous, inspiring vintage and sustainable fabrics, uniforms and various finds that have their own unique history that are reminders of a special place, person or time. With every piece, she decides how best to give them new life so their story can evolve and continue with you. Because of the nature of the materials we work with, every piece we create is truly one-of-a-kind with exceptional attention to design, detail and quality.
Our ultimate goal is to pass along a bit of history through these pieces while enriching people’s lives with function and great design. We hope you enjoy our accessories as much as we love discovering and (re)creating them for you.
Where did our name come from?: It’s a tribute to Stacy’s German heritage and inspiring and hardworking Great Grandfather, Fritz, who lived to be 103. Fritz always said the key to a long, successful and healthy life is to live positively, passionately, fiercely love what you do and those who support you in your life’s adventures. She injects this ethos everyday while growing Fritz & Fräulein.
A note from Stacy: Welcome to Fritz & Fräulein’s home on the web! Here, you can check out our blog, featuring what we’re up to (or what we’re in to) including our favorite styles, vintage finds, interior design tips, DIY and great handmade artisans. You can also link to our shop, where you can peruse and purchase our latest creations or check out where we’re going to be next!
A little bit about me…a nomadic creative, iced coffee addict, raised in small town Illinois and educated at Syracuse University in New York and London. After spending 5 years in the sunshine of Venice, California, working with some of the most inspiring and talented people in the arts and entertainment, I decided to change gears by moving east to Brooklyn with my French Bulldog, Tank.
My favorite things include: beautiful, functional design; flea markets on sunny days; antique stores that remind me of digging through my grandmother’s attic; wandering around exploring, photographing, discovering, getting lost in my current city of choice; jasmine tea that reminds me of Europe; cute dogs in preppy sweaters; a well-made drink; food that rivals even the best men; and a hike or yoga session that puts personal trainers and therapists to shame.
I hope you enjoy our site and what we do adds a dash of creativity and sustainability to your life.
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Our Etsy Shop: http://fritzandfraulein.etsy.com