Bodkin seeks to bring to clothing the mission of architectural modernism: Good, smart design. With comfort at its core, Bodkin creates urban essentials with modern silhouettes and wry details that lend its simple shapes a subtle specialness. Bodkin favors a relaxed, understated, day-to-night sense of chic that reflects the personality of creative Brooklyn.
Each season, Bodkin takes as its point of departure the finest and most innovative sustainability-oriented fabrics in the world, from the best new technologies (such as post-consumer recycled polyester) to handloomed weaves from collectives in India, regenerated and recycled wool, fine organic cottons, and decades-old salvaged textiles. Sustainability is also a design question; Bodkin seeks to encourage transparency and a conscious and curious approach to creating. The line was the inaugural recipient of the Ecco Domani Sustainable Design Award in 2009.
Owner and creative director Eviana Hartman founded Bodkin in 2008, seeking to merge her specific aesthetic with her long-term interest in sustainability. Within weeks, it was her full-time job.
In 2009, she welcomed Claire Lampert to the team. Claire comes to Bodkin as design director with experience working for fashion houses both large (Phillips-Van Heusen, Urban Outfitters) and directional (Slow and Steady Wins The Race, Mirror/Dash). She is also the daughter of an architect, and is herself a painter.