Toronto–born, New York City–based designer Aurora James founded Brother Vellies in 2013 with a two-pronged focus on traditional African artistry and sustainability practices—for the artisans who handcraft each one-of-a-kind accessory, for the planet and, in turn, the customer. These tees, sweatshirts, upcycled denim button-down shirts, and basket-woven handbags are made exclusively for The Met.