Summer Fridays with Mandy Kordal of Kordal

Mandy Kordal Knitwear

Brooklyn-based designer Mandy Kordal is a knit gal. She describes her line Kordal as well-crafted, versatile and comfortable. Learn more about her in our summer Fridays feature:

Where are your products made? We work with some machine knitters up in Queens and also produce accessories at our studio in Brooklyn.

What's your favorite summer piece ? I've been wearing this new tote bag my friend Jeein made me all summer! She does these incredible illustrations and you can see it and more of her work on her Tumblr.

Favorite summer food? Peaches! We've been getting lots of them in our CSA

Favorite summer drink? Half and Half (iced tea and lemonade)

Favorite local spot? Prospect Park

Where do you go to relax? The beach!

Summer inspiration? Coastal life.

What's your favorite summer song? "Into a Dream" by Shannon and the Clams (their entire new album Dreams in the Rat House has been my summer soundtrack)!

What's next? I am doing a gallery exhibition at Invisible Dog Gallery Sept. 16th-20th where I will have some more conceptual knitted pieces on display from my time at the Textile Art Center's artist in residency program.

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