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Partnering with Global Autism Project!

Elizabeth Tobin

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When we first opened in November 2015, we made it a part of our mission to invest in stories. The stories of each vendor we represent in our store are of passion work and how their products are made with human hands and hearts in mind. This year, we took a big step in expanding that philosophy of telling the good stories and worked tirelessly on our first partnership! We've teamed up with Global Autism Project this holiday season to bring our shop to Brooklyn and help tell their story to our audience. We spoke with CEO Molly Pinney to hear how her passion project turned into a incredibly successful non profit that does amazing work in Brooklyn and around the world.

So what is Global Autism Project and how did it come to be? Well, Molly's story begins in Ghana. After a few years of working privately for a family with a child with Autism offering teaching aid and support, she came to a glowing realization that very few people in Ghana even knew what Autism was and the few who did, sought her out fervently. In the United States, education and societal understanding was widely spread. Molly found quickly that there was a huge vacuum of services that were actually available to students when locals kept knocking on her door looking for the woman who knew what autism was. Instantly, an idea came to life.

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Global Autism project started as a passion project and has grown to service, educate, and collaborate with students, parents, and teachers for children around the world. They've expanded their reach to 14 partnerships in countries like China, Kenya, The Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Nigeria, India, and Indonesia. The pillars of their work aim to change the stigma of autism around the globe and do so by creating partnerships with local communities where they send teachers and ABA therapists to offer education and support. GAP has set a goal of securing six more partnerships come 2018 and to do that, they are promoting their monthly giving program, Compass.

We're working with them this month to not only spread our wings in a big new city, but we want to help them reach their dreams, we want to help them tell their amazing story. What is universal in their work is that autism truly knows no borders. It is devoid of language and it is so full of heart. The heart of their work also exists right home in Brooklyn. In a domestic effort to further promote the rights of adults with autism, Global Autism Project employees adults with autism through their R.A.I.S.E program. We've been so fortunate to get to learn each and every member of their staff as a part of this experience. Day in and day out they emulate love and work hard for a disability that some so often misunderstand. If you want to learn more about their work you can find them at ___. If you want to find a way to help, stop by our pop up at 252 3rd ave Brooklyn Ave. A certain percentage of our monthly sales will be donated towards their non profit. Every gift counts!

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Calling all stocking stuffer shoppers!

Elizabeth Tobin


The holidays are upon us and hopefully your shopping list is shrinking. Our shelves are stocked in two locations as we take on the holiday season with you in mind. From coasters to paper goods,  toys and jewelry- we are big fans of little gifts that go a long way. 




In addition to our home here in Cambridge you can find us at our holiday pop up shop in Brooklyn! Our pop up shop is located at the Global Autism Projects headquarters 252 3rd Ave, Brooklyn NY. A percentage of proceeds will be donated towards their efforts to bring education and specialized services to students with autism around the globe.

 

Happy Holidays to you and yours and don't forget to shop small this season! 

A Celebration of our Lady Makers!

Elizabeth Tobin

 All hail the lady bosses! It's often by the hands of women that we get to experience the beauty this industry creates. We want to share six of our handmade artists that totally have us crushing hard on their product for the holiday's. Click on the images below to find out more about our chosen makers!


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2. Laura Cooke

1. Zoe Comings

4. Isabel Halley

3. Rebecca Atwood

5. Terrafirma Ceramics

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6. Colleen Mauer Designs

Located in Brooklyn?
Come shop a selection of products from our makers listed above at our holiday pop up!
We are located at Global Autism Projects headquarters at 252 3rd Ave, Brooklyn NY. A percentage of proceeds will be donated towards their efforts to bring education and specialized services to students with autism around the globe.


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SYD+SAM is headed to Brooklyn!

Elizabeth Tobin

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We're so excited to announce that SYD+SAM will be taking over Brooklyn for the holidays!
In an effort to stretch our wings in a new city and collaborate with an awesome non profit close to our hearts, we will be hosting our first POP UP SHOP at the Global Autism Project's headquarters! Located in the heart of Gowanus neighborhood, Global Autism Project have been working with a worldwide community of partners and participants for nearly 14 years.

As we circle close to our two year anniversary we are looking forward to taking on a new city by bringing some of our hand selected inventory to a second location! We've always believed in community and we want to celebrate the awesome SYD+SAM community we've created before we go. Come start your holiday shopping at our Cambridge store Veterans Day Weekend and enjoy 20% your entire purchase!

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"The products we carry are well thought from start to finish. We love knowing our vendors stories and making that an element of our retail approach. From our design to our seasonal window installation, to our awesome staff and dedication to handmade, sustainable goods, SYD is a shop that you can be surprised by, welcomed, and want to return to." 

-Emily Pinney, Owner of SYD+SAM


We will be located, in addition to our Cambridge store, at 252 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY
from November 24th to December 23rd.


A percentage of all proceeds will go to The Global Autism Project.

 

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The Bedroom Blog

Elizabeth Tobin

There’s no better time to refresh your space than at the arrival of Fall. The air is crisp, the house is warm, and your bedding should be too! We love to style with simple elements in mind. Something as classic as a white duvet accented with color and texture can transform a room. We work exclusively with local vendor and would love to help you style your sleep sanstuary this fall!

Swing by or call ahead to set up an appointment if you are interested in learning more about customizing your space.