Best Of 2018

University of Cincinnati environmental studies student Lindsey Zinno founded The Northern Market when she was just 17. Now, she juggles her rapidly expanding fiber art and homegoods business with her college courses, and recently oversaw a short-term collaboration with The Native One clothing shop. The pop-up took over the former Indigo Hippo space on Main Street from early December to March with a collection of budget-friendly new and vintage fashion-forward clothing, as well as Zinno’s curated line of simple, structural and functional pieces made from natural cotton rope — everything from trivets, baskets and cat beds to yoga bags and backpacks. The Northern Market has caught the attention of stockists across the U.S. and in Europe, including locals like Deerhaus Decor and Brush Factory. Pieces are machine sewn from a single, continuous piece of rope and manipulated into different shapes and forms. A favorite? Her sustainably and naturally dyed backpacks, which feature a single-rope body with two adjustable straps and handles to create a durable carry-all. An influencer in the reemergence of the rope-sewing trend, Zinno recently filmed a two-part series called Rope Sewing Reinvented for PBS’ Sewing with Nancy. The Northern Market,

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